Employee Communications: Florida
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Jolee Land, Phelps Dunbar LLP
- Florida is an employment-at-will state. See Communicating Employer Expectations and Work Rules.
- Florida law requires employers to post notices regarding unemployment compensation, equal employment opportunities, workers' compensation and other topics. See Communications in Postings Required by Florida Law.
- Florida allows the use of restrictive covenants in employment agreements. See Communicating Sensitive Information; Restrictive Covenants.
- Florida recognizes a claim for interference with business relationship. See Communicating Sensitive Information; Interference With Business Relationship.
- Florida protects employer trade secrets from misappropriation. See Communicating Sensitive Information; Trade Secrets.
- Florida law recognizes defamation claims based on employment references, but protects employers that provide good faith, truthful employment references. See Communicating Sensitive Information; Employment References.
- Florida law protects whistleblowers and other employee communications. See Protected Employee Communications.
- Florida has enacted the Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law. See Use of Mobile Devices.
- Localities includes Miami Beach, Pinellas County and St. Petersburg have requirements that affect employee communications. See Local Requirements.