WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.
— — A new Florida law gives employers and contractors authority to hire and fire an employee based on their ethnicity or religion.
Lawmakers on Wednesday approved a bill that gives local governments the power to hire, fire and rehire employees who are not legally eligible to do so under Florida’s Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The law also protects people from discrimination based on religion.
Under the law, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity will be responsible for determining the eligibility of an employee.
The state agency must establish a process for determining eligibility.
The agency must then notify the employee if he or she is ineligible to do the job or is otherwise eligible to be hired.
If an employee is ineligible, the employee may not be hired or fired.
If the employee is hired, he or her will be subject to termination without cause if the employee fails to perform his or her job duties, according to the law.
An employee who is ineligible for employment because of his or she religion or belief may not exercise his or their rights under the Civil Rights act, according the law signed by Gov.
Rick Scott on Wednesday.
The legislation requires an employee to prove he or is eligible for the job before he or they may be fired.
Employees may not lose their jobs for being eligible for employment under the law if they fail to demonstrate their eligibility for the position.
Employees who are ineligible for a job due to religion or their belief must be provided a written explanation of why they cannot perform their duties.
The explanation must be reasonable, accurate and must be presented to the agency.
Employees are not allowed to be fired for not providing their reasons for why they can’t perform their job duties.
The law requires the agency to give an employee at least one day’s notice of any changes to their eligibility to work in the state.
The deadline for submitting an application for a new position is six months after the original deadline for applying for the existing position, the bill says.
The bill says the state agency will have the discretion to hire new employees based on an individual’s eligibility.
The state agency has a goal of creating jobs that are inclusive and respectful, according Scott.