Labor Law

What are Florida Labor Laws?

The Florida Labor Laws are a combination of many different Florida ordinances and federal regulations. Labor laws ensure that the employee is treated equitably and humanely.

What is the minimum wage in the state of Florida?

According to Federal Law, all employers, in the country, have to pay a minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. The Florida minimum wage is set at $8.25 per hour. The most common concerns that arise for employers is when employees work off the clock, or when an employee has to work through lunch and other breaks while not being compensated for that time.

What do Florida labor laws say about meals and breaks?

Florida Labor Laws demand that employees under the age of eighteen take an unpaid meal period of thirty minutes or more, every four hours worked. There are no local or federal laws that require an employer to offer an employee, over the age of 18, break periods. In general, full-time workers receive a thirty minute meal period where they receive no compensation, as well as two compensated, short breaks.

What do the Florida laws say about overtime?overtime

In the state of Florida, there are no laws in place regarding overtime. Federal Laws, however, require employees who are not exempt to be paid time and a half for any hours worked in a week that exceeds forty. Employees who would be exempt from this law are salaried managers. It is helpful that an employer hires an attorney to aid them in compensating employees for overtime. What kind of protections are there from harassment in the workplace

What are some of the protections one has from discrimination and harassment in the workplace?

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees from discrimination due to race, religion, national origin, and gender. There are certain criteria that must be met for other discrimination laws to take effect. For example, age discrimination laws only apply if an employer has more twenty employees. In the state of Florida, there are laws that prohibit discrimination based on marital status. In addition to being protected from harassment, labor laws protect employees from retaliation and negative treatment, such as discipline or loss of employment due to a harassment claim.

Jessica S. Mazareigo, Esq.
Business Law Attorney
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