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Employee Handbooks - Work Rules - Employee Conduct: Florida

Employee Handbooks - Work Rules - Employee Conduct requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Kamilah L. Perry, Phelps Dunbar, LLP


  • Florida is an employment at-will state. See At-Will Employment.
  • Florida law does not require breaks, but does require employers to provide certain comforts for workers who must stand or walk as a part of their active work duties. See Employee Breaks.
  • While employee drug testing is not mandatory in Florida, employers who elect to implement a drug-free workplace program must fulfill specific statutory requirements. See Drug Testing.
  • Florida's Gun law allows employees to bring legally owned firearms to a public and private employer's place of business under certain circumstances. See Gun Laws.
  • Under certain circumstances, some minors may be permitted to work in establishments that serve alcoholic beverages, as long as they do not participate in the sale, preparation, or service of the alcoholic beverages. See Drugs and Alcohol Use.
  • Florida law prohibits the intentional interception of wire, oral, or electronic communication unless all of the parties to the communication have given prior consent to such interception. See Electronic Monitoring.