Florida has no general law covering deductions from pay by private employers. However, employers must comply with the federal rules related to deductions from pay. More information is available.
Deductions required by law include federal, state, and local income tax withholding, Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax withholding, and court-ordered garnishments or other deductions. There is additional information on garnishments.
Public employers. Under Florida law, the state, towns, and counties may authorize and make deductions from an employee's wages if the employee authorizes the deductions (FL Stat. Sec. 112.171). Allowable deductions include:
• Health insurance premiums
• Mandatory retirement payments
• Court-ordered child support payments