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 […]

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: […]

Revised Exemptions-at-a-Glance Reference Guide

Because it can be challenging to keep up with the Florida law requirements on what businesses are required to have workers’ compensation insurance and who is eligible to exempt out of these requirements, we have expanded our handy “Exemptions At-A-Glance” reference guide.­ This guide now contains coverage requirements as well as exemption information and has […]

State of Florida Offering Free Classes on Work 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 […]

A Contractor’s Guide to Workers’ Compensation

As a service to our members in the construction industry, FUBA has updated A Contractor’s Guide to Workers’ Compensation, our publication that summarizes a construction contractor’s responsibilities under the Florida workers’ compensation law.­ Topics include: What are the workers’ comp requirements for a business in the construction industry? What’s an exemption and how can I […]

Scams Targeting Florida Businesses Shut Down

Three companies targeting Florida small businesses have been shut down by the Florida Attorney General’s office.­ These companies are United Business Services, United Certificate Services and Corporate Filing Services of Florida, and they have been scamming Florida businesses into purchasing unnecessary annual minutes, employment posters and business certificates.­ These three companies are not affiliated with […]

OSHA Poster Update

The federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has released a new version of its job safety poster (called “It’s the Law”) that all employers are required to post at their workplaces.­ The poster has been updated to include the new requirement that all employers have to report every on-the-job fatality as well as every […]

Watch Out for Annual Minutes Notice

A company called Compliance Services is sending businesses in Florida notices offering to file “Annual Minutes” for a fee of $125. Please watch out: while it is true that Florida law requires corporations to keep minutes of its shareholder or board meetings, you do not have to pay anyone to prepare your corporation’s minutes. Further, […]