Employment and Labor Laws

Florida

Florida Hours Worked Laws


Hours worked

Florida relies on the regulations issued pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to define hours worked for purposes of it minimum wage requirements. FL Constitution, Art. X, Sec. 24(b); FL Statute 448.110(3).


Workweek

Florida has adopted the regulations set forth pursuant to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act regarding what constitutes a workweek for purposes of minimum wage and overtime requirements. FL Constitution, Art. X, Sec. 24(b); FL Statute 448.110(3).


Waiting time

Florida has adopted the regulations set forth pursuant to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act regarding when employers must count employee waiting time as hours worked for purposes of minimum wage and overtime requirements. FL Constitution, Art. X, Sec. 24(b); FL Statute 448.110(3).


On-call time

Florida has adopted the regulations set forth pursuant to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act regarding when employers must count employee on-call time as hours worked for purposes of minimum wage and overtime requirements. FL Constitution, Art. X, Sec. 24(b); FL Statute 448.110(3).


Sleeping time

Florida has adopted the regulations set forth pursuant to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act regarding when employers must count employee sleeping time as hours worked for purposes of minimum wage and overtime requirements. FL Constitution, Art. X, Sec. 24(b); FL Statute 448.110(3).


Travel time

Florida has adopted the regulations set forth pursuant to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act regarding when employers must count employee travel time as hours worked for purposes of minimum wage and overtime requirements. FL Constitution, Art. X, Sec. 24(b); FL Statute 448.110(3).


Meeting, lecture, and training time

Florida has adopted the regulations set forth pursuant to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act regarding when employers must count employee time spent at meetings, lectures, and training as hours worked for purposes of minimum wage and overtime requirements. FL Constitution, Art. X, Sec. 24(b); FL Statute 448.110(3).


Show up or reporting time

Florida law does not require employers to pay employees for reporting or showing up to work if no work is performed. An employer is also not required to pay an employee a minimum number of hours if the employer dismisses the employee from work prior to completing their scheduled shift. Employers are only required to pay employees for hours actually worked.


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