Employee Laws in Florida

April 11, 2019

It is important to know your rights as an employee whether you are a new hire or a veteran at your workplace. Keep in mind that you have specific rights that your employer should respect. Your rights begin at the interview process and extend throughout your whole time with the company. Here are some employee laws in Florida. 

No Discrimination

Your employer cannot discriminate against you. Discrimination includes limiting your job opportunities based on your gender, race, age, disability, or veteran status. These characteristics are known as the protected class. Companies are usually subject to both state and federal laws regarding discrimination.

The Right to Receive Fair Pay

You as an employee have the right to receive fair pay for the work you do. If your employer requires you to work overtime, then the law mandates that he or she must pay you for your overtime work.

However, some categories of jobs and careers are exempt from overtime pay. If you are an employee in an exempt category, you may be required to work hours beyond your normal forty hour week. The Ticktin Law Group lawyers can help you to determine whether you are in one of the exempt categories, or whether you are entitled to additional compensation - according to state and federal employment laws.

Unlawful Termination

Florida is an “at-will” employment state. “At will” means that you or your employer can end or terminate your employment at any time and without any advance warning. However, even with your employment being “at-will,” your employer cannot terminate your employment for any illegal reason. For example, your employer cannot terminate you because of your sex or age.

The Ticktin Law Group Will Help You

If you or someone you know has an employment law issue, you should contact an attorney. Call (561) 232-2222 or fill out the contact form here to schedule a complimentary consultation with The Ticktin Law Group. We can help you determine your rights and whether you have a claim against your employer.