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Workers' compensation adjudications by judges of compensation claims are exempt from chapter 120, and no judge of compensation claims shall be considered an agency or a part...



Whenever a background screening for employment or a background security check is required by law for employment, unless otherwise provided by law, the provisions of this chapter shall apply. ...



For the purposes of this chapter: (1) Employee means any person required by law to be screened pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. (2) Employer means any person or entity required...



(1) All employees required by law to be screened shall be required to undergo background screening as a condition of employment and continued employment. For the purposes of this subsection,...



(1) All employees in positions designated by law as positions of trust or responsibility shall be required to undergo security background investigations as a condition of employment and...



(1) (a) Unless an election provided for in subsection (2) is made with respect to the state, the department is authorized to conduct criminal records checks equivalent to the level 2...



Except as otherwise provided by law, the following requirements shall apply to covered employees: (1) (a) Every person employed in a position for which employment screening is required...



(1) When an employer or licensing agency has reasonable cause to believe that grounds exist for the denial or termination of employment of any employee as a result of background screening,...



Unless otherwise provided by law, the provisions of this section shall apply to exemptions from disqualification. (1) The appropriate licensing agency may grant to any employee...



Either the employer or the employee is responsible for paying the costs of screening. Payment shall be submitted to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement with the request for screening. ...



No criminal or juvenile information obtained under this section may be used for any purpose other than determining whether persons meet the minimum standards for employment or for an owner...



Every employer of employees covered by this chapter shall furnish copies of personnel records for employees or former employees to any other employer requesting this information pursuant to...



(1) It is a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083, for any person willfully, knowingly, or intentionally to: (a) Fail, by false...



This chapter may be cited as the Workers' Compensation Law. ...



It is the intent of the Legislature that the Workers' Compensation Law be interpreted so as to assure the quick and efficient delivery of disability and medical benefits to an injured worker...



When used in this chapter, unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the following terms shall have the following meanings: (1) Accident means only an unexpected or unusual event or...



Every employer and employee as defined in s. 440.02 shall be bound by the provisions of this chapter. ...



(1) Each corporate officer who elects not to accept the provisions of this chapter or who, after electing such exemption, revokes that exemption shall mail to the department in Tallahassee...



An employer who employs fewer than four employees, who is permitted by law to elect not to secure payment of compensation under this chapter, and who elects not to do so shall post clear...



Every employer who fails to secure the payment of compensation under this chapter as provided in s. 440.38 may not, in any suit brought against him or her by an employee subject to this chapter...



Every corporate officer who elects to reject this chapter shall, in any action to recover damages for injury or death brought against the corporate employer, proceed as at common law, and...



A sole proprietor, partner, or officer of a corporation who is actively engaged in the construction industry and who elects to be exempt from the provisions of this chapter may not...



(1) If an employee: (a) Is elected, appointed, or employed full time by a municipality, the state, or any political subdivision and is vested with authority to bear arms and make arrests...



(1) RECREATIONAL AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES. --Recreational or social activities are not compensable unless such recreational or social activities are an expressly required incident...



(1) (a) Every employer coming within the provisions of this chapter, including any brought within the chapter by waiver of exclusion or of exemption, shall be liable for, and shall secure,...


(1) The liability of an employer prescribed in s. 440.10 shall be exclusive and in place of all other liability of such employer to any third-party tortfeasor and to the employee, the...



(1) No compensation shall be allowed for the first 7 days of the disability, except benefits provided for in s. 440.13. However, if the injury results in disability of more than 21...



(1) DEFINITIONS. --As used in this section, the term: (a) Alternate medical care means a change in treatment or health care provider. (b) Attendant care means care rendered...



(1) It is the intent of the Legislature to promote drug-free workplaces in order that employers in the state be afforded the opportunity to maximize their levels of productivity, enhance...



The following provisions apply to a drug-free workplace program implemented pursuant to law or to rules adopted by the Agency for Health Care Administration: (1) DEFINITIONS....



For a public employer to be eligible for receipt of specific identifiable consideration under s. 627.0915 for a workplace safety program in the setting of rates, the public employer must have...



Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, every employer shall, as a condition to receiving a building permit, show proof that it has secured compensation for its employees under this...



(1) Any person engaged in the construction industry, as provided in s. 440.02, who loses a competitive bid for a contract shall have a cause of action for damages against the person awarded...



(1) (a) Any insurance carrier, any individual self-insured, any commercial or group self-insurance fund, any professional practitioner licensed or regulated by the Department of Business...



(1) The Bureau of Workers' Compensation Insurance Fraud of the Division of Insurance Fraud of the Department of Insurance shall establish a toll-free telephone number to receive reports...



(1) Whenever any circuit or special grievance committee acting under the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court finds probable cause to believe that an attorney has violated s. 440.105, such...



(1) The Legislature finds that the failure of an employer to comply with the workers' compensation coverage requirements under this chapter poses an immediate danger to public health, safety,...


Any medical records and medical reports of an injured employee and any information identifying an injured employee in medical bills which are provided to the department, pursuant to s. 440.13,...



(1) All investigatory records of the Agency for Health Care Administration made or received pursuant to s. 440.134 and any examination records necessary to complete an investigation...



(1) It is the intent of the Legislature to determine whether the costs of the workers' compensation system can be effectively contained by monitoring more closely the medical, hospital,...



(1) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, the average weekly wages of the injured employee at the time of the injury shall be taken as the basis upon which to compute compensation...



Compensation for disability shall be paid to the employee, subject to the limits provided in s. 440.12(2), as follows: (1) PERMANENT TOTAL DISABILITY. (a) In case of total...



(1) (a) Where the employer and employee are subject to the provisions of the Workers' Compensation Law, the disablement or death of an employee resulting from an occupational disease...



(1) If death results from the accident within 1 year thereafter or follows continuous disability and results from the accident within 5 years thereafter, the employer shall pay: (a) Within...



Prior to the filing of a claim, the division, and after the filing of a claim, a judge of compensation claims, may require the appointment by a court of competent jurisdiction, for any person...



(1) An employee who suffers an injury arising out of and in the course of employment shall advise his or her employer of the injury within 30 days after the date of or initial manifestation of...



(1) Except to the extent provided elsewhere in this section, all employee petitions for benefits under this chapter shall be barred unless the employee, or the employee's estate if the employee...



(1) (a) In order to effect the self-executing features of the Workers' Compensation Law, this chapter shall be construed to permit injured employees and employers or the employer's carrier...



(1) Subject to s. 440.191, any employee who has not received a benefit to which the employee believes she or he is entitled under this chapter shall file by certified mail, or by electronic...



(1) Notwithstanding the limitations on carrier independent medical examinations in s. 440.13, an employee or carrier who wishes to obtain an opinion other than the opinion of the...



(1) (a) Unless it denies compensability or entitlement to benefits, the carrier shall pay compensation directly to the employee as required by ss. 440.14, 440.15, and 440.16, in accordance...



No employer shall discharge, threaten to discharge, intimidate, or coerce any employee by reason of such employee's valid claim for compensation or attempt to claim compensation under the...



(1) The department shall educate all persons providing or receiving benefits pursuant to this chapter as to their rights and responsibilities under this chapter. (2) The department shall...



(1) Any agreement by an employee to pay any portion of premium paid by her or his employer to a carrier or to contribute to a benefit fund or department maintained by the employer for the...



(1) Subject to the limitation stated in subsection (2), a provision that is mutually agreed upon in any collective bargaining agreement filed with the department between an...



No assignment, release, or commutation of compensation or benefits due or payable under this chapter except as provided by this chapter shall be valid, and such compensation and benefits shall...



Compensation shall have the same preference of lien against the assets of the carrier or employer without limit of an amount as is now or may hereafter be allowed by law to the claimant for...



(1) Within 90 days after a petition for benefits is filed under s. 440.192, a mediation conference concerning such petition shall be held. Within 40 days after such petition is filed, the judge...



Review of any order of a judge of compensation claims entered pursuant to this chapter shall be by appeal to the District Court of Appeal, First District. Appeals shall be filed in accordance...



The First District Court of Appeal shall use the state video teleconferencing network established by the Department of Management Services to facilitate access to courts for purposes of...



Upon a judge of compensation claims' own initiative, or upon the application of any party in interest, on the ground of a change in condition or because of a mistake in a determination of...



(1) In making an investigation or inquiry or conducting a hearing, the judge of compensation claims shall not be bound by technical or formal rules of procedure, except as provided by...



Depositions of witnesses or parties, residing within or without the state, may be taken and may be used in connection with proceedings under the Workers' Compensation Law, either upon order of...



Each witness who appears in obedience to a subpoena shall be entitled to the same fees as witnesses in a civil action in the circuit court; however, any expert witness, as defined in Rule...



(1) If the judge of compensation claims or any court having jurisdiction of proceedings in respect of any claim or compensation order determines that the proceedings in respect of such claim...



(1) The judge of compensation claims may preserve and enforce order during any such proceeding; issue subpoenas for, administer oaths or affirmations to, and compel the attendance and testimony...



(1) A fee, gratuity, or other consideration may not be paid for services rendered for a claimant in connection with any proceedings arising under this chapter, unless approved as reasonable by...



All fees paid to attorneys for services rendered under this chapter shall be reported to the Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims as the Division of Administrative Hearings requires...



Every employer shall keep a record in respect of any injury to an employee. Such record shall contain such information of disability or death in respect of such injury as the department may...



(1) Applications by an employer to a carrier for coverage required by s. 440.38 must be made on a form prescribed by the Department of Insurance. The Department of Insurance shall adopt rules...



(1) CREATION OF ASSOCIATION. (a) There is created a nonprofit corporation to be known as the Florida Self-Insurers Guaranty Association, Incorporated, hereinafter referred to...



(1) JURISDICTION OF DELINQUENCY PROCEEDING VENUE; CHANGE OF APPEAL. (a) The circuit court shall have original jurisdiction in any delinquency proceeding under this section, and...



(1) If an employee, subject to the provisions of the Workers' Compensation Law, is injured or killed in the course of his or her employment by the negligence or wrongful act of a...



Every employer who has secured compensation under the provisions of this chapter shall keep posted in a conspicuous place or places in and about her or his place or places of business...



In any case where the employer is not a self-insurer, in order that the liability for compensation imposed by this chapter may be most effectively discharged by the employer, and in order that...



(1) INTERPRETATION OF LAW. --As a guide to the interpretation of this chapter, the Legislature takes due notice of federal social and labor acts and hereby creates an agency...



The Deputy Chief Judge and judges of compensation claims shall observe and abide by the Code of Judicial Conduct as adopted by the Florida Supreme Court. Any material violation of a provision...



(1) (a) There is created the Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims within the Department of Management Services. The Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims shall be headed by the...



The Deputy Chief Judge, judges of compensation claims, and employees of the department shall be reimbursed for travel expenses as provided in s. 112.061. Such expenses shall be sworn to by...



(1) LEGISLATIVE INTENT. --Whereas it is often difficult for workers with disabilities to achieve employment or to become reemployed following an injury, and it is the desire of...



(1) DEFINITIONS. --As used in this section, the term: (a) Carrier means group self-insurance funds or individual self-insureds authorized under this chapter and commercial funds...



(1) The Workers' Compensation Administration Trust Fund is created within the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, to be administered by such department. The trust fund shall...



(1) The department shall estimate annually in advance the amounts necessary for the administration of this chapter, in the following manner. (a) The department shall, by July 1 of each...



The Department of Insurance shall maintain the reports filed in accordance with s. 440.51(6)(b) as confidential and exempt from the provisions of s. 119.07(1), and such reports shall be...



(1) Each insurance carrier who desires to write such compensation insurance in compliance with this chapter shall be required, before writing such insurance, to register with the department...



The department may examine each carrier as often as is warranted to ensure that carriers are fulfilling their obligations under the law. The examination may cover any period of the...



If any part of this chapter is adjudged unconstitutional by the courts, and such adjudication has the effect of invalidating any payment of compensation under this chapter, the period...



Any person entitled to compensation benefits by reason of the injury or death of an employee of the state, its boards, bureaus, departments, agencies, or subdivisions employing labor, may...



An individual self-insurer having a net worth of not less than $ 250 million as authorized by s. 440.38(1)(f) may assume by contract the liabilities under this chapter of contractors...



Each application for workers' compensation coverage under a group self-insurance fund authorized under this chapter must contain in contrasting color and in not less than 10-point type,...



The department shall annually prepare a report of the administration of this chapter for the preceding calendar year, including a detailed statement of the receipts of and expenditures from...



The department, the agency, and the Department of Education may adopt rules pursuant to ss. 120.536(1) and 120.54 to implement the provisions of this chapter conferring duties upon it. ...



(1) The department may establish an electronic reporting system requiring or authorizing an employer or carrier to submit required forms, reports, or other information electronically rather...



A trust created by an employer as part of a stock bonus plan, pension plan, disability or death benefit plan, or profit sharing plan, for the exclusive benefit of some or all of his or...



No trust created under a retirement plan for which provision has been made under the laws of the United States exempting such trust from federal income tax shall be deemed to be invalid...



This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the Unemployment Compensation Law. ...



(1) There is created within the Agency for Workforce Innovation an Unemployment Appeals Commission, hereinafter referred to as the commission. The commission shall consist of a chair and...



As a guide to the interpretation and application of this chapter, the public policy of this state is declared to be as follows: Economic insecurity due to unemployment is a serious menace to...



This chapter shall be liberally construed to accomplish its purpose to promote employment security by increasing opportunities for placement through the maintenance of a system of...



As used in this chapter, unless the context clearly requires otherwise: (1) ABLE TO WORK. --The term able to work means physically and mentally capable of performing the duties of...



(1) WAIVER OF RIGHTS VOID. --Any agreement by an individual to waive, release, or commute her or his rights to benefits or any other rights under this chapter shall be void....



(1) DEFINITIONS. --As used in this section: (a) Unemployment compensation means any compensation payable under the state law, including amounts payable pursuant to an...



The Legislature reserves the right to amend or repeal all or any part of this chapter at any time; and there shall be no vested private right of any kind against such amendment or repeal. All...



(1) Whoever makes a false statement or representation, knowing it to be false, or knowingly fails to disclose a material fact to obtain or increase any benefits or other payment under this...



An individual shall be disqualified for benefits: (1) (a) For the week in which he or she has voluntarily left his or her work without good cause attributable to his or her employing unit or...



(1) MANNER OF PAYMENT. --Benefits shall be payable from the fund in accordance with such rules as the division may prescribe, subject to the following requirements: (a) Benefits...



(1) PERIODS OF LIABILITY. (a) Any employing unit which is or becomes an employer subject to this chapter as defined in s. 443.036(19)(a), (b), (c), (d), or (e) within any...



(1) WHEN PAYABLE. --Contributions shall accrue and become payable by each employer for each calendar quarter in which he or she is subject to this chapter, with respect to wages...



(1) As used in this section: (a) Employer includes any Indian tribe for which service in employment as defined by this chapter is performed. (b) Employment includes service performed...



By January 1, 2001, the Agency for Workforce Innovation shall enter into a contract with the Department of Revenue which shall provide for the Department of Revenue to provide unemployment...



(1) PAST DUE CONTRIBUTIONS. (a) Interest. --Contributions unpaid on the date on which they are due and payable shall bear interest at the rate of 1 percent per month...



(1) POSTING OF INFORMATION. (a) Each employer shall post and maintain in places readily accessible to individuals in her or his employ printed statements concerning benefit...



(1) SALARIES. --The director of the division and each of the members of the commission shall receive their salaries from the trust fund created by s. 443.211(1). (2)...



(1) An employer may choose to file any report and remit any taxes required by this chapter by electronic means. The Agency for Workforce Innovation or its designee shall prescribe by rule...



(1) POWERS AND DUTIES OF DIVISION. --It shall be the duty of the division to administer this chapter; and it shall have power and authority to employ such persons, make...



(1) RECORDS AND REPORTS. --Information revealing the employing unit's or individual's identity obtained from the employing unit or from any individual pursuant to the administration...



(1) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter, the Department of Labor and Employment Security shall contract with one or more consumer-reporting agencies to provide creditors...



(1) CREATION. --A state public employment service is established in the Agency for Workforce Innovation, under policy direction from Workforce Florida, Inc. The agency shall...



(1) There is established, as a special fund separate and apart from all public moneys or funds of this state, an Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund, which shall be administered by the...



(1) The Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund established by this chapter shall be the sole and exclusive source for the payment of benefits payable hereunder, and such benefits shall be deemed...



(1) EMPLOYMENT SECURITY ADMINISTRATION TRUST FUND. --There is created in the State Treasury a special fund to be known as the Employment Security Administration Trust Fund. All...



(1) (a) The division is authorized to enter into reciprocal arrangements with appropriate and duly authorized agencies of other states or of the Federal Government, or both, whereby...



The Florida Training Investment Program is designed to extend additional benefit eligibility to dislocated workers throughout Florida who have lost their jobs, have limited marketable skills,...



The Division of Unemployment Compensation of the Department of Labor and Employment Security is authorized to promulgate rules and adopt such forms as may be necessary for administration of...



This chapter may be cited as the Workforce Innovation Act of 2000. ...



As used in this chapter, the term: (1) Agency means the Agency for Workforce Innovation. (2) Services and one-time payments or services, when used in reference to individuals who are...



(1) WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT PRINCIPLES. --The state's approach to implementing the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998, Pub. L. No. 105-220, should have six elements: (a)...



(1) There is created a not-for-profit corporation, to be known as Workforce Florida, Inc., which shall be registered, incorporated, organized, and operated in compliance with chapter 617,...



(1) The chair of Workforce Florida, Inc., shall establish by October 1, 2000, three standing councils, which shall be known as the First Jobs/First Wages Council, the Better Jobs/Better...



(1) Workforce Florida, Inc., in conjunction with state and local partners in the workforce system, shall develop a strategic plan for workforce, with the goal of producing skilled employees...



(1) One regional workforce board shall be appointed in each designated service delivery area and shall serve as the local workforce investment board pursuant to Pub. L. No. 105-220. The...



(1) Workforce Florida, Inc., may create the Workforce Training Institute, which shall be a comprehensive program of workforce training courses designed to meet the unique needs of, and...



(1) The one-stop delivery system is the state's primary customer-service strategy for offering every Floridian access, through service sites or telephone or computer networks, to the...



(1) The following principles shall guide the development and management of workforce system information resources: (a) Workforce system entities should be committed to information sharing....



(1) Workforce Florida, Inc., shall implement, subject to legislative appropriation, automated information systems that are necessary for the efficient and effective operation and management of...



(1) The Careers for Florida's Future Incentive Grant Program is created to encourage students in this state to obtain degrees or certificates in postsecondary programs that produce graduates...



(1) To be eligible to renew an incentive grant for a degree program, a student must: (a) Complete at least 12 semester credit hours or the equivalent of program requirements in the...



A student is eligible for an award or the renewal of an award from the Careers for Florida's Future Incentive Grant Program if the student meets the requirements for the program as described...



(1) A student must enroll in a program determined eligible by Workforce Florida, Inc. (2) Eligible lower-division programs are those programs that prepare a student for admission to a...



(1) A recipient must repay an incentive grant from the Careers for Florida's Future Incentive Grant Program within 10 years after termination of the grant. (a) Repayment must begin:...



(1) Workforce Florida, Inc., shall establish a Step-Up Challenge Grant Program designed to maximize the use of federal welfare-to-work funds that are available to the state. The purpose of...



(1) Subject to legislative appropriation, Workforce Florida, Inc., shall establish a program to encourage regional workforce development boards to establish one-stop delivery systems that...



(1) This section may be cited as the Untried Worker Placement and Employment Incentive Act. (2) For purposes of this section, the term untried worker means a person who is a...



(1) Many customers of the one-stop delivery system do not need ongoing temporary cash assistance, but, due to an unexpected circumstance or emergency situation, require some immediate...



(1) The diversion program to strengthen families in this state is intended to provide services that assist families in avoiding welfare dependency by gaining and retaining employment. (2)...



The Legislature recognizes that teen pregnancy is a major cause of dependency on government assistance that often extends through more than one generation. The purpose of the teen parent...



If federal regulations require a determination of needy families or needy parents to be based on financial criteria, such as income or resources, for individuals or families who are...



(1) The Legislature recognizes that the need for public assistance may arise because a family is located in an area with limited employment opportunities, because of geographic isolation,...



To promote job retention and to enable upward job advancement into higher skilled, higher paying employment, the board of directors of Workforce Florida, Inc., and regional workforce boards...



(1) There is created the program for dependent care for families with children with special needs. This program is intended to provide assistance to families with children who meet the...



(1) WORK ACTIVITIES. --The following activities may be used individually or in combination to satisfy the work requirements for a participant in the temporary cash assistance program:...



Support services shall be provided, if resources permit, to assist participants in complying with work activity requirements outlined in s. 445.024. If resources do not permit the provision...



An individual who meets the criteria listed in this section may choose to receive a lump-sum payment in lieu of ongoing cash assistance payments, provided the individual: (1) Is employed and...



In cooperation with Workforce Florida, Inc., the Department of Children and Family Services shall develop procedures to ensure that families leaving the temporary cash assistance program...



(1) A family that loses its temporary cash assistance due to earnings shall remain eligible for Medicaid without reapplication during the immediately succeeding 12-month period if private...



In order to assist former recipients of temporary cash assistance in maintaining and sustaining employment or educational opportunities, transportation may be provided, if funds are available,...



In order to assist former welfare transition program participants and individuals who have been redirected through up-front diversion, transitional child care is available for up to 2 years:...



(1) The Welfare Transition Trust Fund is created in the State Treasury, to be administered by the Agency for Workforce Innovation. Funds shall be credited to the trust fund to be used for...



The board of directors of Workforce Florida, Inc., and the Department of Children and Family Services shall arrange for evaluation of TANF-funded programs operated under this chapter, as...



Any expenditures from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grant shall be made in accordance with the requirements and limitations of part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act,...



The Department of Children and Family Services and the board of directors of Workforce Florida, Inc., shall collect data necessary to administer this chapter and make the reports required...



(1) Workforce Florida, Inc., is responsible for directing the development and maintenance of a website that promotes and markets the information technology industry in this state. The...



The state actively supports efforts that enhance the information technology industry in this state, particularly those efforts that increase broadband technology. A critical initiative to...



The purpose of the Passport to Economic Progress Act is to provide incentives and services designed to assist individuals who are recipients of temporary cash assistance or who are...



(1) AUTHORIZATION. --Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, Workforce Florida, Inc., in conjunction with the Department of Children and Family Services and the Agency for...



(1) LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND INTENT. --The Legislature finds as follows: (a) Frequent access to use of information technology and possession of the knowledge and skills required...



(1) It is the intent of the State of Florida to provide educational opportunities for its young people so that they can be trained for trades, occupations, and professions suited to...



As used in ss. 446.011-446.092, the following words and terms shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise: (1) Preapprentice means any person 16 years of...



The Division of Workforce Development shall: (1) Establish uniform minimum standards and policies governing apprentice programs and agreements. Such standards and policies shall govern the...



The Division of Workforce Development shall: (1) Administer the provisions of ss. 446.011-446.092. (2) Administer the standards established by the division. (3) Register in accordance with...



(1) For the purposes of this section, the term: (a) Joint employee organization means an apprenticeship sponsor who participates in a collective bargaining agreement and represents...



(1) The administration and supervision of related and supplemental instruction for apprentices, coordination of such instruction with job experiences, and selection and training of teachers...



(1) There is created and established a preapprenticeship education program, as defined in s. 446.021. (2) The Division of Workforce Development of the Department of Education, under...



The Division of Workforce Development of the Department of Education shall make necessary expenditures from the appropriation provided by law for personal services, travel, printing,...



(1) One or more local apprenticeship sponsors shall be approved in any trade or group of trades by the Division of Workforce Development of the Department of Education, upon a determination...



The Division of Workforce Development of the Department of Education may make and enter into contracts with the United States Department of Labor, and may assume other functions and duties as...



(1) Nothing in ss. 446.011-446.092 or in any apprentice agreement approved under those sections shall operate to invalidate any apprenticeship provision in any collective agreement...



All provisions of ss. 446.011-446.092 relating to apprenticeship and preapprenticeship, including, but not limited to, programs, agreements, standards, administration, procedures,...



This act may be cited as the Florida Youth-at-Risk 2000 Pilot Program. ...



As used in this act, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings set forth herein, except where the context otherwise requires: (1) Advisory council means the State Human...



It shall be the duty of each mentor, pursuant to a written agreement with the youth participant, the contracting entity, and the local service delivery area, to: (1) Participate in...



(1) The program shall begin in eight selected service delivery areas as demonstration sites to be coordinated through the Florida Employment and Training Association. (2) Primary...



The program may be financed through federal Job Training Partnership Act funds and other public and private funds as appropriate. (1) The funds to provide educational services may be expended...



Sections 446.40-446.44 may be cited as the Rural Workforce Services Act. ...



In order that the state may achieve its full economic and social potential, consideration must be given to rural workforce training and development to enable its rural citizens as well as...



A trained labor force is an essential ingredient for industrial as well as agricultural growth. Therefore, it shall be the general responsibility of the Rural Workforce Services Program to...



The scope of the area to be covered by the Rural Workforce Services Program will include all counties of the state not classified as standard metropolitan statistical areas (SMSA) by the...



It shall be the direct responsibility of the Rural Workforce Services Program to promote and deliver employment and workforce services and resources to the rural undeveloped and...



(1) INTENT. --It is the intent of the Legislature to require the Agency for Workforce Innovation to enter into contracts with, and make grants to, public and nonprofit private...



Information about displaced homemakers who receive services under ss. 446.50 and 446.51 which is received through files, reports, inspections, or otherwise, by the division or by...



The Department of Labor and Employment Security shall provide assistance, pursuant to any applicable state or federal program within its jurisdiction, to any individual employed in Florida by...



(1) SHORT TITLE. --This section may be cited as the Jobs for Florida's Graduates Act. (2) DEFINITIONS. --For the purposes of this section: (a) Board means the board...



(1) Because of the activities of labor unions affecting the economic conditions of the country and the state, entering as they do into practically every business and industrial enterprise, it...



The following terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section: (1) The term labor organization means any organization of employees or local...



(1) No person shall be granted a license or a permit to act as a business agent in the state: (a) Who has been convicted of a felony and has not had his or her civil rights restored. (b)...



(1) Any person or labor organization denied a license, permit, or registration shall be afforded the opportunity for a hearing by the department in accordance with the requirements of chapter...



Neither the department nor any investigator or employee of the department shall divulge in any manner the information obtained pursuant to the processing of applicant fingerprint cards, and...



Labor unions or labor organizations shall not charge an initiation fee in excess of the sum of $ 15; provided, that initiation fees in effect on January 1, 1940, may be continued. ...



(1) Every labor organization operating in the state shall make a report under oath, in writing, to the department annually, on or before December 31. Such report shall be filed by the secretary...



It shall be the duty of any and all labor organizations in this state to keep accurate books of accounts itemizing all receipts from whatsoever source and expenditures for whatsoever...



It shall be unlawful for any person: (1) To interfere with or prevent the right of franchise of any member of a labor organization. The right of franchise shall include the right of an employee...



Any labor organization may maintain any action or suit in its commonly used name and shall be subject to any suit or action in its commonly used name in the same manner and to the same extent...



All fees collected by the department under this part shall be paid to the Treasurer and credited to the General Revenue Fund. ...



Except as specifically provided in this chapter, nothing therein shall be construed so as to interfere with or impede or diminish in any way the right to strike or the right of individuals...



Any person or labor organization who shall violate any of the provisions of this part shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. ...



All railway labor organizations and members thereof shall be exempt from all of the provisions of this chapter as long as they are regulated by Act of Congress. ...



(1) Any person who may be denied employment or discriminated against in his or her employment on account of membership or nonmembership in any labor union or labor organization shall be...



The public policy of this state, and the purpose of this part, is to provide statutory implementation of s. 6, Art. I of the State Constitution, with respect to public employees; to...



As used in this part: (1) Commission means the Public Employees Relations Commission created by s. 447.205. (2) Public employer or employer means the state or any county, municipality,...



(1) The Public Employees Relations Commission, hereinafter referred to as the commission, shall be composed of a chair and two full-time members to be appointed by the Governor, subject...



(1) The commission shall, in accordance with chapter 120, adopt, promulgate, amend, or rescind such rules and regulations as it deems necessary and administratively feasible to carry out...



(1) Any person filing an appeal pursuant to subsection (9) of s. 447.207 shall be entitled to a hearing pursuant to subsections (4) and (5) of s. 447.503 and in accordance with chapter...



The Public Employees Relations Commission shall promulgate rules concerning the receipt, processing, and resolution of appeals filed under subsections (8) and (9) of s. 447.207. ...



It is the right of the public employer to determine unilaterally the purpose of each of its constituent agencies, set standards of services to be offered to the public, and exercise control...



(1) Public employees shall have the right to form, join, and participate in, or to refrain from forming, joining, or participating in, any employee organization of their own choosing. (2)...



Any employee organization which has been certified as a bargaining agent shall have the right to have its dues and uniform assessments deducted and collected by the employer from the salaries...



(1) Every employee organization seeking to become a certified bargaining agent for public employees shall register with the commission pursuant to the procedures set forth in s. 120.60 prior...



(1) (a) Any employee organization which is designated or selected by a majority of public employees in an appropriate unit as their representative for purposes of collective bargaining...



(1) After an employee organization has been certified pursuant to the provisions of this part, the bargaining agent for the organization and the chief executive officer of the appropriate...



Each public employer and bargaining agent shall negotiate a grievance procedure to be used for the settlement of disputes between employer and employee, or group of employees, involving...



(1) If, after a reasonable period of negotiation concerning the terms and conditions of employment to be incorporated in a collective bargaining agreement, a dispute exists between a...



The special master shall conduct the hearings and render recommended decisions with the objective of achieving a prompt, peaceful, and just settlement of disputes between the public...



The compensation of the mediator and special master, and all stenographic and other expenses, shall be borne equally by the parties. ...



All records which are relevant to, or have a bearing upon, any issue or issues raised by the proceedings conducted by the special master shall be made available to the special master by a...



It is the intent of the Legislature that the commission act as expeditiously as possible to settle disputes regarding alleged unfair labor practices. To this end, violations of the provisions...



In case of any failure by any employer, employee, or employee organization to comply with any order of the commission, upon application of the commission or, notwithstanding the provisions of...



(1) The district courts of appeal are empowered, upon the filing of appropriate notices of appeal, to review final orders of the commission pursuant to s. 120.68. A copy of the notice of...



No public employee or employee organization may participate in a strike against a public employer by instigating or supporting, in any manner, a strike. Any violation of this section shall...



(1) Circuit courts having jurisdiction of the parties are vested with the authority to hear and determine all actions alleging violations of s. 447.505. Suits to enjoin violations of s....



Any violation of this part (Labor Organizations; Public Employees) shall not subject any person to municipal recall and shall not be considered as grounds for municipal recall. ...



The provisions of this part shall not be construed to repeal, amend, or modify the provisions of any law or ordinance establishing a merit or civil service system for public employees or the...



(1) Any district school board or political subdivision, other than the state or a state public authority, may elect to adopt, by ordinance, resolution, or charter amendment, its own local...



(1) All discussions between the chief executive officer of the public employer, or his or her representative, and the legislative body or the public employer relative to collective...



The Legislature shall retain the right to approve, amend, or rescind all rules promulgated by the commission pursuant to this part. In the absence of legislative action to the contrary, all...



Any full-time employee or officer of any public employer or employee organization may represent his or her employer or any member of a bargaining unit in any proceeding authorized in this...



(1) Ten hours of labor shall be a legal day's work, and when any person employed to perform manual labor of any kind by the day, week, month or year renders 10 hours of labor, he or she shall...



Any person or persons, firm, joint stock company, association or corporation organized, chartered or incorporated by and under the laws of this state, either as owner or lessee, having persons...



Any person acting as an officer or agent of any firm, joint stock company, association or corporation of the kind and character as described in s. 448.03 or for any one of them, who makes...



If two or more persons shall agree, conspire, combine or confederate together for the purpose of preventing any person from procuring work in any firm or corporation, or to cause the discharge...



If any merchant, storekeeper, employer of male or female clerks, salespeople, cash boys or cash girls, or other assistants, in mercantile or other business pursuits, requiring such employees...



(1) DEFINITIONS. --As used in this section, unless the context or subject matter clearly requires otherwise, the following terms shall have the meanings as defined in this section:...



No person, firm, corporation, unincorporated association, state agency, unit of local government, or any public or private entity shall deny or refuse employment to any person or discharge...



No person, firm, corporation, unincorporated association, state agency, unit of local government, or any public or private entity shall require screening or testing for the sickle-cell trait as...



The court may award to the prevailing party in an action for unpaid wages costs of the action and a reasonable attorney's fee. ...



(1) It shall be unlawful for any person knowingly to employ, hire, recruit, or refer, either for herself or himself or on behalf of another, for private or public employment within the state,...



An employer may not take any retaliatory personnel action against an employee because the employee has: (1) Disclosed, or threatened to disclose, to any appropriate governmental agency,...



(1) (a) An employee who has been the object of a retaliatory personnel action in violation of this act may institute a civil action in a court of competent jurisdiction for relief as set forth...



A court may award reasonable attorney's fees, court costs, and expenses to the prevailing party. ...



This act does not diminish the rights, privileges, or remedies of an employee or employer under any other law or rule or under any collective bargaining agreement or employment contract. ...



This part may be cited as the Labor Pool Act. ...



The Legislature finds that this part is necessary to provide for the health, safety, and well-being of day laborers throughout the state and to establish uniform standards of conduct and...



Except as specified in s. 448.22(1)(c), this part does not apply to: (1) Business entities duly registered as farm labor contractors pursuant to part III of chapter 450; (2) Employee...



(1) No labor pool shall charge a day laborer: (a) For safety equipment, clothing, accessories, or any other items required by the nature of the work either by law, custom, or as a...



(1) Any worker aggrieved by a violation of s. 448.24 shall have the right to bring a civil action in a court of competent jurisdiction against the labor pool responsible for such violation. In...



Part I of this chapter shall be known and may be cited as the Child Labor Law. ...



For the purpose of this chapter, the word, phrase, or term: (1) Farm work includes all agricultural labor performed upon farms. (2) Farm includes stock, dairy, poultry, fruit,...



(1) Minors of any age may be employed: (a) As pages in the Florida Legislature. (b) By the entertainment industry as prescribed in ss. 450.012and 450.132. (c) In domestic or farm work...



(1) Any person who hires, employs, or suffers to work any child shall, in addition to the limitations provided in this part, first obtain and keep on record during the entire period of...



(1) No minor 15 years of age or younger, whether or not such person's disabilities of nonage have been removed by marriage or otherwise, shall be employed or permitted or suffered to work in...



(1) (a) Minors 15 years of age or younger shall not be employed, permitted, or suffered to work before 7 a.m. or after 7 p.m. when school is scheduled the following day or for more than 15...



In extenuating circumstances when it clearly appears to be in the best interest of the child, the department may grant a waiver of the restrictions imposed by the Child Labor Law on the...



(1) The department shall administer this chapter. It shall employ such help as is necessary to effectuate the purposes of this chapter. Other agencies of the state may cooperate with...



(1) Children within the protection of our child labor statutes may, notwithstanding such statutes, be employed by the entertainment industry in the production of motion pictures, legitimate...



(1) Whoever violates any provisions of this law, or employs or permits or suffers any minor to be employed or to work in violation of this law, or of any order issued under the provisions of...



Any person who takes, receives, hires, employs, uses, exhibits, or, in any manner or under any pretense, causes or permits any child less than 18 years of age to suffer; who inflicts upon any...



(1) There is created in the State Treasury an account to be known as the Child Labor Law Trust Fund. Subject to such appropriations as the Legislature may make therefor from time to...


Nothing in this chapter shall prevent minors of any age from receiving career education furnished by the United States, this state, or any county or other political subdivision of this state...



As used in part II, unless the context clearly requires a different meaning: (1) Migrant labor camp means those migrant labor camps as defined in s. 381.008(5). (2) Office means the...



(1) The Executive Office of the Governor is authorized and directed to: (a) Advise and consult with employers of migrant workers as to the ways and means of improving living conditions...



The Legislative Commission on Migrant Labor is authorized and directed to establish an advisory committee, which shall contain the following membership: (1) One member representing the...



(1) The duties and authority of the Legislative Commission on Migrant Labor shall be: (a) To maintain a continuing consultative examination and supervision of the migrant labor...



The commission shall report its findings, recommendations, and proposed legislation to each regular session of the Legislature. ...



Members of the commission shall serve without compensation, but shall receive reimbursement for travel expenses and per diem as provided in s. 112.061. Expenses of the commission shall...



The Governor on behalf of this state is hereby authorized to execute a compact, in substantially the following form, with any one or more of the states of the United States, and the...



In selecting the Florida membership of the Interstate Migrant Labor Commission, the Governor may designate the secretary of the Department of Community Affairs as his or her representative....



This part may be cited as the Farm Labor Registration Law. ...



The Department of Labor and Employment Security may enter into agreements with the Secretary of Labor of the United States to authorize the department to administer within the State of Florida...



(1) Farm labor contractor means: (a) Any person who, for a fee or other valuable consideration, recruits, transports into or within the state, supplies, or hires at any one time in...



This part does not apply to: (1) Any person, or an immediate family member of such person, who is the owner or lessee of a farm or any person, or an immediate family member of such person, who...



(1) No person may act as a farm labor contractor until a certificate of registration has been issued to him or her by the department and unless such certificate is in full force and effect and...



(1) The department shall not issue to any person a certificate of registration as a farm labor contractor, nor shall it renew such certificate, until: (a) Such person has executed a...



Every farm labor contractor must: (1) Carry his or her certificate of registration with him or her at all times and exhibit it to all persons with whom the farm labor contractor intends to deal...



A licensee may not: (1) Make any misrepresentation or false statement in his or her application for a certificate of registration. (2) Make or cause to be made to any person any false,...



It is unlawful for any person to contract for the employment of farm workers with any farm labor contractor as defined in this act until the labor contractor displays to him or her a...



The department shall, whenever appropriate, cooperate with any federal agency. ...



(1) Any person, firm, association, or corporation not excluded under s. 450.29 who violates any provision of this part commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in...



No common carrier authorized to do business in this state, when requiring of an employee that he or she give it a bond or undertaking of any nature whatsoever, shall require such employee to...



No common carrier authorized to do business in this state, when requiring of any employee that he or she give it a bond or undertaking of any nature whatsoever, shall require as surety thereon...

 


Any bond, contract, or undertaking made in violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be void. ...





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