Florida Hiring laws & compensation compliance analysis

Florida Hiring: What you need to know

Under the Florida Civil Rights Act, an employer may not make inquiries of or impose qualifications on prospective employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, handicap, or marital status (FL Stat. Sec. 760.01 et seq.). The Act covers employers with 15 or more employees. More information is available.
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In response to federal legislation aimed at making it more difficult for noncustodial parents to evade child support obligations, employers in all states are required to collect information regarding the hire or rehire of employees. Florida's new hire reporting law requires all employers to report new employees within 20 days of the date of hire (FL Stat. Sec. 409.2576). Employers must also report the rehire of any employee who was previously laid off, furloughed, terminated, or placed on leave without pay. Failure to report as required can result in the assessment of fines against the employer.
Details on filing requirements and other information are available online from the Florida Department of Revenue.
Last reviewed April 2017.

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