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Employer Liability: Florida

Employer Liability requirements for other states

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

Author: Susan Borowski

Summary

  • Private employers covered under the Florida Labor Act are subject to criminal fines and imprisonment for committing unfair labor practices. See Penalties for Unfair Labor Practices.
  • An employer that denies employment or that discriminates against an individual based on union membership or nonmembership is subject to damages including punitive damages for willful conduct. See Penalties for Unfair Labor Practices.
  • The Public Employees Relations Act lists actions that are considered unfair labor practices by public employers. See Public Employers.
  • The Public Employees Relations Commission orders remedies for unfair labor practices committed by public employers, including reinstatement, back pay and other remedies. See Public Employers.