Alerts

Sales Tax Holiday June 2 – 4 for Hurricane Supplies

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 3 days in early June, certain items will be exempt from the state sales tax if they meet certain price restrictions. All day June 2nd through June 4th, the sale […]

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State of FL 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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New I-9 Form Required Starting January 21, 2017

Employers must complete an I-9 Form for each new employee hired.­ This form is used to verify that the employee is authorized to work in the United States. The United States government has released a new version of the I-9 form that must be used for all new hires after January 21, 2017.­ The new […]

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Workers’ Comp Coverage Requirements & Exemption Information

It can be challenging to keep up with the Florida requirements on which businesses are required to have workers’ compensation insurance coverage and which business owners are eligible to exempt out of these requirements.­ As a service to our members, FUBA has published “Key Coverage Requirements and Exemption Information At-A-Glance.”­ This handy reference guide explains: […]

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New Versions of Two Federal Employment Posters Required

Under a new federal law effective August 1st, civil penalties that the federal government charges businesses for violations of federal employment laws (like OSHA and wage and hour laws) are going up.­ As a result, the government has revised 2 posters that all employers are required to post at their place of business:­ the federal […]

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The State of Florida Offers 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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More Workers Eligible for Overtime Pay

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that all workers (with some exceptions) receive at least a minimum wage (for 2016, the minimum wage in Florida is $8.05 an hour), as well as overtime pay at one and a half times the employee’s regular rate of pay for hours they work beyond 40 in […]

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Florida New Hire Reporting Form

State and federal law (409.2576, Florida Statutes and 42 United States Code 653A) require Florida employers to report newly-hired and re-hired employees to the Florida New Hire Reporting Center within 20 days of the employee’s start date.­ ­­ Why do I have to report new hires?­ Florida law requires this reporting because it helps with […]

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Ladder and Scaffold Training Materials Now Available

Business owners whose employees use ladders and scaffolding should download these training materials to teach their employees to 1) understand how to choose, inspect, and use ladders correctly and 2) be aware of general safety requirements for scaffold users.­ Available in both English and Spanish. >>Download the Ladder and Scaffold Training Materials in English.<< >>Download […]

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2016 Florida Minimum Wage Poster

We recently mailed your copy of the December 2015 edition of ISSUES, FUBA’s monthly newsletter.­ Included with the newsletter should have been an updated Florida minimum wage poster for 2016.­ Unfortunately, there was a mix-up at the printer, and the 2015 poster was enclosed instead.­ We apologize for this error and will make it right.­ […]

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