Florida - Workers’ Rights

Definition of agricultural worker under state law:

Wages and Overtime

Minimum Wage


Florida has no state law regarding overtime pay.

State Enforcement Agency

Federal Enforcement Agency:

U.S. Department of Labor – Florida offices

Website: https://www.dol.gov/whd/local/#stateDetails 

*Florida has no state agency that enforces wage and hour laws, but the DOL has several regional offices in Florida.  Wage claims involving farm labor contractors may be enforced through the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

Occupational Safety and Health

Workers’ Compensation

State Enforcement Agency:

Florida Division of Worker’s Compensation

Website: https://www.myfloridacfo.com/division/wc/Employee/amicovered.htm#p2  

Relevant forms: https://www.myfloridacfo.com/Division/WC/PublicationsFormsManualsReports/Forms/Default.htm

Field Sanitation

State Enforcement Agency:

Department of Health

Website: http://www.floridahealth.gov/

Pesticide Safety

State Enforcement Agency

Department of Health, Pesticide Exposure Surveillance Program 

Website: http://www.floridahealth.gov/environmental-health/pesticide-poisoning/index.html

Relevant Forms: http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/disease-reporting-and-management/_documents/reportable-diseases/_documents/practitioner-disease-report-form.pdf

Right to Join Unions and Collective Bargaining in Agriculture

State Legal Services Organizations

Florida Legal Services, Inc., Immigrant and Migrant Rights Project


Florida Rural Legal Services