The Florida Legislature and Gov. Charlie Crist have given members of the uniformed services—and especially National Guard members—some new and improved employment rights under the Florida Military Affairs Act.
They come in the form of amendments to Chapter 250 of the Florida Statutes, which includes the Florida Uniformed Servicemembers Protection Act.
(For information on new rights for employees with family members who serve in the military, see Military .) : DOL regs spell out employee rights
First, Section 250.82 of the Florida Statutes has been amended to better clarify and give notice that Florida state courts, to the extent permitted by federal law, have concurrent jurisdiction with federal courts to enforce all causes of action arising under federal law and may award the remedies allowed by those laws. That includes the federal Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment R...(register to read more)