Last updated on: February 22nd, 2022
Hours & Pay Regulations
Annual Leaves are unpaid leave based on the agreement between employer and employee (FSLA). The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require payment for time not worked, such as vacations or holidays (federal or otherwise). These benefits are generally a matter of agreement between an employer and an employee (or the employee’s representative).
Effective January 1, 2020, Florida’s hourly minimum wage has increased to $8.56.
The above information on minimum wages might not be up to date & subject to change. Kindly access the DOL website for the current rates.
Funeral Leave is based on an agreement between employer and employee.
Employers must provide one day of leave (unless the juror is assigned to a trial that lasts longer) to employees summoned to jury duty. Leave is unpaid unless municipal law requires payment. Job protections apply to employees taking jury duty leave.
Employers who employ 50 or more employees must provide up to three workdays of domestic or sexual violence leave in any 12-month period. Employees who have worked for their employer for at least three months are eligible for domestic violence leave to:
- Seek an injunction for protection;
- Obtain medical care, mental health counseling or both for the employee or a family or household member;
- Obtain services from a victim services organization;
- Secure the employee’s home or seek new housing, or
- Seek legal assistance or attend and prepare for court-related proceedings. Job protections and notice and certification requirements apply.
State employees are allowed up to 30 days of paid leave for organ donation. (§45-20-31).
In addition to the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), Florida law provides the following job protections for military members:
- Reemployment rights for members of the Florida National Guard following state active military duty; and
- Discrimination protections for members of the Florida National Guard or any Reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Employers must provide unpaid leave to employees who are subpoenaed to testify in a judicial proceeding. Job protections apply to employees taking witness leave.