Florida – Minimum Wage, Overtime, Hours and Leave



Minimum Wage

Florida’s current minimum wage rate is $8.65.

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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Overtime

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.


Prevailing Wages

Florida does not have a prevailing wage law that governs wage rates on government project or service contracts.

Under certain circumstances, employers in Florida may be required to pay residents wage rates established by federal prevailing wage rates and rules. The prevailing wage rates may be different from the federal and state’s standard minimum wage rates. Employees may be eligible for prevailing wages if they work on government or government-funded construction projects or perform certain government services. See the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts, McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA), and Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act (PCA) for more information about prevailing wages.


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.


Vacation Leave

Information about Florida vacation leave laws may now be found on our Florida Leave Laws page.


Sick Leave

Information about Florida sick leave laws may now be found on our Florida Leave Laws page.


Holiday Leave

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.


Voting Leave

Information about Florida voting leave laws may now be found on our Florida Leave Laws page.


Severance Pay

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.


Unemployment

Under certain circumstances, Florida residents may be eligible for unemployment benefits while they search for another job. You are required to certify that you are unemployed on a weekly basis to receive these benefits. See Florida State Unemployment Benefits.


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