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Sign Up to Receive Alerts on COVID-19

FUBA members can sign up to receive important alerts on how COVID-19 is affecting Florida small businesses.  If you are not yet a member, please consider joining the thousands of other employers who support the small business community in Florida.  Learn more about the benefits of membership in FUBA and become a member today!

What Employers Need to Know About Their Business & COVID-19

The situation surrounding COVID-19 is changing every day, but FUBA is working hard to keep you updated on how it impacts your business.  We are compiling a list of resources that will be available on our website very soon.  In the meantime, here are the most important things that small business owners need to know.  […]

New Law Requires Paid Leave for Employees Affected by COVID-19

A new federal law passed in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis requires employers to provide paid leave to their employees starting on April 2, 2020. While the new law applies to all businesses in the United States, not all employees will be eligible for paid leave and employers don’t have to pay employees for […]

Attention INCs and LLCs: Beware of Scam Email About Your Annual Report

All Florida Corporations and Limited Liability Companies (LLC’s) have to file an Annual Report with the Florida Division of Corporations each year by May 1st. (The only exception is for corporations and LLC’s that were just formed in 2020 – those businesses will file their first Annual Report in 2021.) The Annual Report is the […]

State of Florida Offers Free Classes on Workers’ Comp

The state of Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation partners 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 covered include: […]

Office Hours Next Week

The FUBA offices will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019, in observance of Labor Day. Due to Hurricane Dorian’s impending path towards Florida, our office hours may change. We will send you another e-Alert if that happens. We hope you and your families stay safe during the storm. To report a workplace injury for […]

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 […]

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 […]

Policyholders Must Report Ownership Changes Within 90 Days

Under a change to an NCCI rule that was effective January 1, 2019, policyholders must now report any changes in the ownership of their business to their insurance carrier within 90 days. When the ownership of a business changes, such as through a sale, transfer, merger, consolidation, or formation of a new entity, the change […]

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 […]