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Independent Contractors: Florida

Independent Contractors requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Brightmine Editorial Team


  • Florida has a statutory test for determining independent contractor status under the state's workers' compensation law. See Workers' Compensation.
  • Florida courts consider 10 common law factors when determining whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor under the Florida Reemployment Assistance Program Law. See Unemployment Insurance.
  • Employers are required to submit new hire reports for independent contractors paid $600 or more per calendar year for services provided in the course of their trade or business. See New Hire Reporting.
  • Florida law shields employers from independent contractor misclassification lawsuits when they take certain actions performed during a public health emergency or a state of emergency declared by the governor, such as providing workers with personal protective equipment (PPE) or training them on health and safety. See Emergency Protections.