Gov. Charlie Crist signed a new law on June 12 guaranteeing leave for victims of domestic violence. The law requires employers to provide up to three days of leave per year if an employee or a member of the employee’s family or household suffers domestic abuse. Florida is one of only a few states offering such protection.
The law allows leave for specific activities, including seeking protective orders, getting medical treatment and counseling, installing home security, moving, and seeking legal assistance.