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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]