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2009 Florida Statutes

Employer liability limits; ridesharing.
Section 768.091, Florida Statutes 2009

768.091  Employer liability limits; ridesharing.--

(1)  No employer shall be liable for injuries or damages sustained by operators, passengers, or other persons resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle while being used in a ridesharing arrangement between a place of residence and a place of employment or termini near such places; nor shall such employer be liable for injuries or damages sustained to operators, passengers, or other persons because such employer provides information or incentives to, or otherwise encourages, employees to participate in ridesharing arrangements. However, this section does not apply to motor vehicles owned or leased by an employer nor to acts by an employee within the scope of employment as defined in subsection (2).

(2)  For purposes of ridesharing, employment shall be deemed to commence when an employee arrives at the employer's place of employment to report for work and to terminate when the employee leaves the employer's place of employment, excluding areas not under the control of the employer. However, an employee shall be deemed to be within the course of employment when the employee is engaged in the performance of duties assigned or directed by the employer, or acting in the furtherance of the business of the employer, irrespective of location.

History.--ss. 2, 3, ch. 82-95; s. 1163, ch. 97-102.