Florida Labor Laws – Wage and Hour
Florida’s current minimum wage rate is $8.05.
For more information on Florida’s minimum wage laws, visit our Florida Minimum Wage Laws page, which includes topics such as minimum wage, tip minimum wage, tip sharing and pooling, and subminimum wages.
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Florida labor laws do not have laws governing the payment of overtime. Federal overtime laws apply. See FLSA: Overtime for more information regarding overtime requirements.
Meals and Breaks
Florida labor laws require employers to grant a meal period of at least 30 minutes to employees under the age of 18 who work for more than 4 hours continuously. Florida Stat. 450.081(4).
Florida does not have any laws requiring an employer to provide a meal period or breaks to employees 18 years of age or older, thus the federal rule applies. The federal rule does not require an employer to provide either a meal (lunch) period or breaks. However, if an employer chooses to do so, breaks, usually of the type lasting less than 20 minutes, must be paid. Meal or lunch periods (usually 30 minutes or more) do not need to be paid, so long as the employee is free to do as they wish during the meal or lunch period. DOL: Breaks and Meal Periods.
Information about Florida vacation leave laws may now be found on our Florida Leave Laws page.
Information about Florida sick leave laws may now be found on our Florida Leave Laws page.
Information about Florida holiday leave laws may now be found on our Florida Leave Laws page.
Jury Duty Leave
Information about Florida jury duty leave laws may now be found on our Florida Leave Laws page.
Information about Florida voting leave laws may now be found on our Florida Leave Laws page.
Florida labor laws do not require employers to provide employees with severance pay. If an employer chooses to provide severance benefits, it must comply with the terms of its established policy or employment contract.