You can expect to work in a safe environment. Private employers may be fined for unsafe working conditions under the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act. The Florida Workers’ Compensation law (Chapter 440, Fla. Stat.) provides protection for workers injured on the job. You must notify your employer immediately to ensure your rights are protected. Finally, unemployment compensation provides financial payments to individuals who have lost their jobs through layoffs or other specific reasons. See Chapter 443, Fla. Stat. To get more information, contact the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, http://www.floridajobs.org/job-seekers-community-services (External Link).