Florida Hours of Work laws & compensation compliance analysis

Florida Hours of Work: What you need to know

Florida places strict limits on the hours that may be worked by children under the age of 18, especially children of compulsory school age.
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A legal day's work for a manual laborer is 10 hours (FL Stat. Sec. 448.01). Unless there is a written contract that specifies otherwise, the employer is not permitted to require manual laborers to work a longer day without extra pay.
Commercial motor vehicle drivers who operate solely within the state must receive 8 hours of rest between specified on-duty hours.
Railroad employees must be given at least 8 hours of rest following 13 hours on duty, except when behind schedule or in an emergency.

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