Workers' Compensation Laws in Florida
If you are in a non-construction industry and have four or more employees, full-time or part-time, you are required to carry Workers' Compensation coverage. An exempted corporate officer or member of an LLC does not count as an employee.
FL Workers' Comp: Key Details
- Sole proprietors and partners in Florida are automatically excluded from Workers' Comp, but can still purchase coverage if they file for Election of Coverage with the Division of Workers' Compensation.
- In the construction industry, no more than three corporate officers may be exempt, and each must demonstrate at least 10% ownership.
- Special FL Workers' Comp rules include…
- If you are in the construction industry, and have one or more employees (including yourself), you are required to carry Workers' Compensation coverage.
- State or local governments are required to carry Workers' Compensation.
- If you are a farmer, and have more than six regular employees and / or 12 or more other workers for seasonal agricultural labor lasting 30 days or more, you are required to carry Workers' Compensation coverage.
- Private insurance and self-insurance (upon approval) are allowed. There is no state-administered Workers' Comp fund.
Want more details about Workers' Comp requirements in Florida? Visit Florida's Division of Workers' Compensation.