Florida Government Agencies

Please select a topic below to jump directly to the corresponding agency:

1. Discrimination/Harassment

2. Safety & Health

3. Unemployment Insurance

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

5. Workers’ Compensation

1. Discrimination/Harassment

For more information about filing a discrimination or harassment claim in Florida, see our page on filing a discrimination complaint: Florida

Discrimination/Harassment – State Agency

Florida Commission on Human Relations
4075 Esplanade Way
Room 110
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: (850) 488-7082
Para Espaol: (850) 907-6831
Toll-Free: 1-800-342-8170
For Those with Communication Impairments:
The Florida Relay Service Voice (statewide) 711
TDD ASCII (800) 955-1339
TDD Baudot (800) 955 – 8771
FAX: (850) 487-1007
E-Mail: fchrinfo@dms.state.fl.us
Web Address: http://fchr.state.fl.us

Agency Information/Mission: FCHR’s mission is to promote and encourage fair treatment of and equal access to opportunities for all citizens of Florida in the areas of employment, housing, public accommodations and certain private club memberships, and to promote mutual understanding and respect among all Floridians by reducing intolerance, antagonism and inter-group tension through education, legislation and enhancement of public awareness.

Discrimination/Harassment – Local Offices of Federal Agency (EEOC)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Miami District Office

Miami Tower
100 SE 2nd Street
Suite 1500
Miami FL 33131
Fax: 305-808-1855

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Tampa Area Office

501 East Polk Street, 10th Floor
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: (813) 228-2310
TTY: (813) 228-2003

For more information about this agency, see the EEOC section of our page on federal agencies

2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)

Safety & Health – Local Office of Federal Agency (OSHA)

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
1000 South Pine Island Road
Suite 100
Ft. Lauderdale,FL 33324
Phone: (954)424-0242
Fax: (954)424-3073

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
Jacksonville Area Office

Ribault Building, Suite 227
1851 Executive Center Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32207
Phone: (904) 232-2895
Fax: (904) 232-1294

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
Tampa Area Office

5807 Breckenridge Parkway, Suite A
Tampa, Florida 33610-4249
Phone: (813) 626-1177
Fax: (813) 626-7015

For more information about this agency, see the OSHA section of our page on federal agencies

3. Unemployment Insurance

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
107 East Madison Street
Caldwell Building
Tallahassee, FL 32399-4120
Phone: (850) 245-7105
Fax: (850) 921-3223
E-Mail: AWI_comments@awi.state.fl.us

Frequently Asked Questions
Benefits Rights Information
Claims Book
Internet Claims Filing System

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards – State Agency

Florida has no state agency that enforces wage and hour laws; see the local DOL office(s) below.

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards – Local Offices of Federal Agency (DOL)

U.S. Department of Labor
ESA Wage & Hour Division
Fort Lauderdale Area Office

Federal Building, Room 408
299 East Broward Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301-1976
Phone: (954) 356-6896
Fax: (954) 356-7920

U.S. Department of Labor
ESA Wage & Hour Division
Jacksonville District Office

3728 Phillips Highway
Suite 219
Jacksonville, FL 32207-6880
Phone: (904) 232-2489
Fax: (904) 232-3114

U.S. Department of Labor
ESA Wage & Hour Division
Miami District Office

Sunset Center
10300 Sunset Drive, Room 255
Miami, FL 33173-3038
Phone: (305) 598-6607
Phone: (305) 596-9874
Fax: (305) 279-8393

U.S. Department of Labor
ESA Wage & Hour Division
Orlando Area Office

Commodore Building
Suite 155
3444 McCrory Place
Orlando, FL 32803-3712
Phone: (407) 648-6471
Fax: (407) 648-6094

U.S. Department of Labor
ESA Wage & Hour Division
Tampa District Office

Austin Laurel Building
4905 W. Laurel Avenue, Suite 300
Tampa, FL 33607-3838
Phone: (813) 288-1242
Fax: (813) 288-1240

For more information about this agency, see the U.S. Department of Labor section of our page on federal agencies

5. Workers’ Compensation (for job-related injuries or illness)

Division of Workers’ Compensation
Employee Assistance Office

200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-4220
Phone: (850) 413-1601
Toll-Free: (800) 342-1741
E-Mail: wceao@myfloridacfo.com
Web Address: http://www.fldfs.com/WC/

Agency Information/Mission: The Division of Workers’ Compensation’s mission is to ensure prompt, accurate benefit payments and appropriate and timely services to injured workers to facilitate their gainful re-employment at a reasonable cost to employers.

Injured Workers FAQ
Flow of a Workers’ Comp Claim
Facts for Florida’s Injured Workers
Hurt At Work? Brochure

Contact Us

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Washington, DC
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Washington, DC 20036
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Chicago, IL 60606
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"This year, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA), a fundamental support to our all-volunteer force. With roots dating back to World War II, USERRA became law on Oct. 13, 1994, and has helped to build a more robust reserve component, enabling the world’s strongest military to be economically efficient and deeply woven into the fabric of American community life. USERRA strengthened and formalized economic protections that enable all service members’ careers to progress, without pause, while serving our nation."

–Jonathan VanderPlas; Military Times

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