Disclaimer: This information is being provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. SWFAA members are encouraged to contact their legal counsel for legal guidance regarding this matter.
In an effort to help the apartment industry achieve compliance with Florida's new human trafficking awareness training requirements, FAA is hosting a FREE virtual Human Trafficking Awareness Training. This training will features DBPR-approved curriculum from the Florida Alliance to End Human Trafficking. All FAA members who complete this training will be eligible for a completion certificate, which can be used to confirm compliance with the new training requirements.
During the 2019 session, language was added to Florida Statutes to increase human trafficking awareness by imposing various requirements on public lodging establishments. These requirements go into effect on January 1, 2021.
Section 509.096 states, among other requirements, that apartment communities and other public lodging establishments must provide annual training on human trafficking awareness to employees of the establishment who perform housekeeping duties in the rental units or who work at the front desk or reception area where guests check in or check out. The training must be provided for new employees within 60 days after they begin employment in a housekeeping or reception area role, or by January 1, 2021, whichever occurs later.
Click here to view the recorded mandatory training webinar.
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