State Regulations for Florida

Date Revised: 4/2/2024

Governing Body:

Florida Department of Children and Families

Florida Local County Health Departments

Florida Department of Health

License Required for Day Camps :
License Required for Resident Camps:
Criminal Background Checks Required:
State Allows FBI Checks:
State FBI Checks Text:

Approved organizations may conduct FBI checks on their employees and volunteers through the Volunteer & Employee Criminal History System (VECHS) and the FDLE. Cost is $37.25 for each employee and $29.25 for each volunteer.

State Sex Offender Registry:

Florida Sexual Offenders and Predators Search

Minimum Wage:

$12.00 per hour

Minimum Wage Coverage and Exemptions:

Covers all employees covered by the federal minimum wage.

2023 - 2024 Minimum Wage Poster (English/Espanol/Kreyol)

Exemption for Seasonal Amusement or Recreational Establishments Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Subminimum Wage:

No specified state-level Subminimum Wage. Federal FLSA Subminimum Wage rules applies for those covered by Act.

Overtime Pay Requirements:

No general provision. Extra pay for manual day laborers after 10 hours of work, unless written contract provides otherwise.

Overtime Pay Exemptions:

No specified state-level overtime page requirement exemptions. Federal FLSA overtime pay exemptions apply for those covered by Act.

Meal/Rest Period Requirements:

Meal period: 30 minutes for minors (age 17 or younger) after 4 hours of work.

Exceptions: minors age 16 and 17 who are high school graduates; minors within the compulsory school attendance age limit who hold a valid certificate of exemption issued by the school superintendent; minors enrolled in a public school who qualify for a hardship exemption (such as for economic necessity or family emergency); and children in domestic service in private homes, and those employed by their parents

Student Exemption from Unemployment Tax:
Student Exemption Information:

Services for a school, college, or university by a student enrolled and attending classes there; and students working for credit in a school program such as CBE or DCT are exempt.

Other Wages Source:

Fla. Stat. § 450.081(4)-(5)