Dealing with employees that are injured on the job requires a high level of professionalism and attention to detail. The employer and all representatives are required to act swiftly and provide the injured employee with details regarding rights and the process. Workers Compensation lawsuits can be very expensive and use excessive resources. Each questionable incident should be handled correctly from the beginning to avoid complications.
The Florida "Injured Employee" letter will enable the employer to quickly contact the injured party. By using these letters the employer can be confident that the situation is being handled responsibly and within the law. Although the letter is initiated by the employer, the letter is from the Florida Division of Worker's Compensation and it carries the state seal. This gives the letter authority and lets the injured party know that the incident will be handled correctly. Employers that have a high concentration of native Spanish speaking employees should send the letter in both English and Spanish.
06/2023 - EEOC Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal - Revised with new information related to the new Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) effective June 27, 2023 and a new revision date.
05/2023 - Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Federal Minimum Wage - Revised the Nursing Mothers section of the poster with the PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP Act) and more clarification on employer requirements to provide reasonable break time and accommodations for nursing employees.
10/2022 - EEOC Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal - Revised to use plain language and bullet points to summarize the laws for employees. Added a QR code that links to instructions on how to file a charge of workplace discrimination. This new version replaces the old Equal Employment Opportunity is the law poster.
Federal State Non-Mandatory Updates
05/2023 - Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) - Revised with a new easy to read question and answer format and a new QR code to access more information.
05/2023 - - Revised with a new website and a new QR code for more information.
07/2016 - Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Federal Minimum Wage - Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes text regarding nursing mothers and overtime rules.
07/2016 - - Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes the removal of penalty amount up to $10,000 against violators and revised contact numbers.
05/2016 - - Minor update includes a new QR code and contact information.
05/2016 - - Update includes minor reformatting and slight changes of verbiage regarding the usage of FMLA.