The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)
Cobra gives workers and their families who lose their health benefits the right to choose to continue group health benefits provided by their group health plan for limited periods of time under certain circumstances, such as voluntary or involuntary job loss, reduction in the hours worked, transition between jobs, death, divorce, and other life events.
Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)
The Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988 general prevents employers from using lie detector tests, either for pre-employment screening or during the course of employment, with certain exceptions.
E-Verify Participation / Right to Work
E-Verify is a system that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. U.S. Law requires companies to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States, either U.S. Citizens, or Foreign Citizens who have the necessary authorization. Includes English and Spanish Versions.
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
The Fair Labor Standards Act, which prescribes standards for the basic minimum wage and overtime pay, affects most private and public employment.
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
The FMLA entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave.
Florida Equal Opportunity Employment (EEO)
The Employment Standards Administration’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) administers and enforces E.O. 11246 which prohibits certain federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.
Florida Minimum Wage
Effective September 30, 2022, the Florida minimum wage will be $11.00 per hour. Florida law requires the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to calculate a minimum wage rate each year.
Florida Worker’s Compensation
If you are injured as a result of a work-related accident, your employer’s workers compensation coverage may entitle you to medical and partial wage replacement benefits.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
HIPAA is a 1996 federal law that sets a national standard to protect medical records and other personal health information. The HIPAA Privacy Rule requires health plans to develop and distribute a notice that provides a clear, user friendly explanation of individuals rights with respect to their personal health information and the privacy practices of health plans and health care providers.
USERRA – Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act protects services members’ reemployment rights when returning from a period of service in the uniformed services, including those called up from the reserves or National Guard, and prohibits employer discrimination based on military service or obligation.
Whistleblower Protections protects employees from retaliation for reporting or raising a concern about a possible violation or engaging in other related protected activity. An employer can not retaliate against an employee for exercising their rights under the Department of Labor’s whistleblower protection laws.
Notice regarding St Johns County Clerk of Courts Wellness Program & Wellness Premium Incentive (WPI)