The HR Specialist: Florida Employment Law

Florida’s child labor law prohibits employers from hiring minors under age 16 to work in hazardous jobs, ranging from operating industrial machinery and meat-packing equipment to even handling certain dangerous animals …

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Florida recently amended its Clean Indoor Air Act to comply with the Florida Health Initiative. The law prohibits smoking in all enclosed indoor workplaces except: private residences or private clubs, retail tobacco shops, smoking-designated guest rooms in hotels and motels, stand-alone bars and designated smoking rooms in airports … 

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Local governments in Florida can, and sometimes do, legislate what employers can and can’t do within their jurisdictions. For example, since the Florida Civil Rights Act contains no protections against discrimination based on sexual preference, some local governments have adopted ordinances to address the issue …

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