Labor Relations Overview: Florida

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  • The majority of private sector labor law for the state of Florida falls under the federal National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The state does, however, regulate labor relations for employers that are not subject to the jurisdiction of the National Labor Relations Board, by means of the Florida Labor Act. See Florida Labor Law.
  • In addition to the Florida Labor Act, the Florida Constitution grants collective bargaining rights to employees in the private sector as well as to public sector employees. See Florida Labor Law.
  • The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation oversees labor-management relations in the private sector. See Florida Labor Law.
  • The Florida Constitution contains a provision making Florida a "right-to-work" state. See Florida Labor Law.
  • Florida's public sector labor relations are governed by the Florida Public Employee Relations Act. See Public Sector Labor Relations.
  • The Public Employees Relations Commission (PERC) oversees labor relations in the public sector. See Public Sector Labor Relations.