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SB 1596: Employment Practices for Family and Medical Leave

GENERAL BILL by Cruz

Employment Practices for Family and Medical Leave; Creating the “Florida Family and Medical Leave Act”; requiring an employer to allow certain employees to take family and medical leave to bond with a minor child upon the child’s birth, adoption, or foster care placement; requiring an employer to provide notice to employees of certain rights relating to family and medical leave; authorizing an employee to file a civil action against an employer for a violation; revising the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 to prohibit specified employment practices on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/30/2021 Senate - Died in Commerce and Tourism
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    2/24/2021 Senate • Filed
    3/2/2021 Senate • Referred to Commerce and Tourism; Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development; Appropriations -SJ 152
    • Introduced -SJ 152
    4/30/2021 Senate • Died in Commerce and Tourism

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  • SB 1596, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 2/24/2021 at 10:37 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (6)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 1586 Family and Medical Leave Insurance Benefits Fund Cruz Linked Last Action: 4/30/2021 S Died in Banking and Insurance
    H 1245 Employment Practices for Family and Medical Leave Nixon, Davis Similar Last Action: 4/30/2021 H Died in Regulatory Reform Subcommittee
    H 581 Unlawful Discrimination Against Pregnant Employees Joseph Compare Last Action: 4/30/2021 H Died in Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee
    H 1247 Fees/Employment Practices for Family and Medical Leave Robinson Compare Last Action: 4/30/2021 H Died in Regulatory Reform Subcommittee
    H 1249 Family and Medical Leave Insurance Benefits Fund Nixon Compare Last Action: 4/30/2021 H Died in Regulatory Reform Subcommittee
    S 384 Unlawful Employment Practices Rodriguez Compare Last Action: 4/30/2021 S Died in Commerce and Tourism

    Citations - Statutes (20)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    444.001 Page 4 (pdf)
    444.002 Page 4 (pdf)
    444.003 Page 4 (pdf)
    444.004 Page 6 (pdf)
    444.005 Page 8 (pdf)
    444.006 Page 9 (pdf)
    444.007 Page 11 (pdf)
    444.008 Page 12 (pdf)
    444.009 Page 13 (pdf)
    444.01 Page 14 (pdf)
    444.011 Page 14 (pdf)
    444.012 Page 15 (pdf)
    444.013 Page 15 (pdf)
    444.014 Page 16 (pdf)
    444.016 Page 16 (pdf)
    444.017 Page 17 (pdf)
    444.018 Page 17 (pdf)
    444.019 Page 17 (pdf)
    760.10 Unlawful employment practices. Page 17 (pdf)
    760.11 Administrative and civil remedies; construction. Page 20 (pdf)

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