Tag: National Federation of Independent Business Florida
Ashley Bauman is stepping down from the longtime postition a City of Tampa spokesperson.

Michael MolineAugust 28, 2018

The ratings agency that recommends workers’ compensation insurance premium levels in Florida on Monday recommended a 13.4 percent reduction, to take effect Jan. 1. A summary released by the National Council on Compensation Insurance, or NCCI, cites “continued significant improvement in loss experience.” “This is consistent with prior experience filings in Florida and in line […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 23, 2018

Incumbent CFO Jimmy Patronis scored another endorsement from a business group Thursday, with the National Federation of Independent Business the latest to back the Rick Scott appointee. “Jimmy Patronis has been a steadfast supporter of small business as CFO,” said NFIB’s Florida Executive Director Bill Herrle. “As a small business owner himself, Patronis is well-versed in the issues […]

Michael MolineNovember 14, 2017

A ‘clean’ workers’ compensation bill is headed to the House floor after the Commerce Committee rejected a series of amendments pitched as worker-friendly Tuesday. The bill (PCB COM 18-01) cleared the panel on a vote of 18-8. It closely follows legislation the full House approved during the spring Legislative Session, in that it encourages injured […]

Staff ReportsJune 2, 2017

Proponents of a workers’ compensation fix would want the matter debated during next week’s special session of the Legislature. The National Federation of Independent Business was the first to issue a public call to that end. Florida director Bill Herrle released a letter to Gov. Rick Scott and legislative leaders, arguing, “Florida’s economic growth cannot […]

Michael MolineApril 6, 2017

The House Commerce Committee will take up a workers’ compromise amendment package Thursday that takes a more aggressive approach to attorney fees than did previous versions of the legislation. The amendments to HB 7085 retain language allowing deviations from the statutory attorney fee schedule that link trial lawyer’s compensation to benefits secured through claims litigation. […]


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