Paying Employees in Florida

Florida 2021 Minimum Wage: $8.65 per hour

Florida Overtime Rules: Adheres to federal FLSA requirements – 1.5 x’s the regular rate for all hour worked in excess of 40 in a workweek

Florida Paystub Requirements:

  • No state requirement

How often do you have to pay employees in Florida?

  • No state requirement

When is an employee’s final check due in Florida?

  • Voluntary resignation – no state requirement
  • Involuntary termination – no state requirement


Florida Withholding Tax 

  • N/A – no state income tax


Florida Unemployment Tax

Florida Unemployment Tax Registration

Florida Unemployment Tax Employer Liabilities

  • New employer rate: 2.7%
  • 2021 Wage Base: $7,000

Florida Unemployment Tax Due Dates

  • Return and payment are due quarterly on the last day of the month following the end of the reporting period


Florida New Hire Reporting

  • Report new hires online using the Florida Department of Revenue’s website
  • Florida New Hire Reporting Center
    P.O. Box 6500
    Tallahassee, FL 32314-6500
  • Phone:  (888) 854-4791 
  • Fax: (888) 854-4762


Florida Child Support

  • Submit payments online using the Florida State Disbursement website
  • Florida Child Support State Disbursement Unit
    PO Box 8500
    Tallahassee, FL 32314-8500
  • Phone: (888) 883-0743