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State of Florida Offering Free Classes on Workers’ Comp

The state Division of Workers’ Compensation has partnered with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the University of South Florida’s Safety Florida Consultation Program to offer business owners and employers FREE seminars and webinars on the requirements of Florida’s workers’ compensation laws and workplace safety. The topics will […]

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Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday is August 2nd – August 6th

If your business sells clothes, footwear, accessories, school supplies, or personal computers, the upcoming Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday will affect your business.  For the first weekend in August, these items will be exempt from the state sales tax if they meet certain price restrictions. Here are some details about this year’s tax-free shopping days: Items […]

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Top 10 Things to Know about Writing Workers’ Comp for Contractors in Florida

Providing Florida workers’ compensation coverage for clients in the construction industry can be one of the most challenging aspects of an insurance agency.  Contractors are subject to a lot more regulation from the state than other types of businesses.  They also have servicing needs that other accounts don’t, such as issuing Certificates of Insurance on […]

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Sales Tax Holiday for Hurricane Supplies is May 31st – June 6th

If your business sells items like batteries, flashlights, generators, or coolers, you need to be aware of the upcoming Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday.  For the week of May 31 – June 6, 2019, certain items will be exempt from the state sales tax if they meet certain price restrictions. All day May 31st through […]

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The Shell Game

A dangerous fraud scheme has infiltrated the construction industry in Florida over the last several years. Usually involving residential home building, it started in South Florida but has swept northward to encompass most major cities in the state. The scheme revolves around “shell companies,” which on the surface look legitimate and have proper workers comp […]

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The Perils of PEOs for Florida’s Construction Industry

Under Florida’s workers’ compensation law, companies working in the construction industry can be held liable if they hire subcontractors who do not have proper workers’ compensation insurance to cover all of their employees. In Florida, everyone on a construction job site is required to be covered by workers’ compensation insurance or must have a valid […]

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State of Florida Offering Free Classes on Workers’ Comp

The state Division of Workers’ Compensation has partnered with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the University of South Florida’s Safety Florida Consultation Program to offer business owners and employers FREE seminars and webinars on the requirements of Florida’s workers’ compensation laws and workplace safety. The topics will […]

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2019 Florida Minimum Wage Poster Now Available

The Florida minimum wage will increase 21¢ in calendar year 2019.  Starting January 1, 2019, the minimum wage Florida employers must pay their employees will increase from $8.25 an hour to $8.46 an hour. For tipped employees (like food servers), employers can count the tips these employees receive towards the required minimum hourly wage.  However, […]

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Hurricane Michael Resource List

EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) DUA is assistance for displaced workers or employers who have lost their jobs or have suffered a temporary work stoppage as a result of a natural disaster. DUA is available to those who: Worked or were self-employed or were scheduled to begin work or self-employment; Are not able to […]

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NCCI Proposes Decrease in Florida Workers’ Comp Rates

The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) is the licensed rating organization that is authorized to make workers’ compensation rate filings to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) on behalf of Florida insurance companies writing workers’ comp insurance.  For the calendar year 2019, NCCI is proposing a statewide average premium decrease of -13.4%. This […]

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