by Alice Holbrook on November 4, 2014 | posted in Specialty Insurance

Getting badly hurt at work is a huge setback for anyone – and you shouldn’t have to deal with it alone. That’s the idea behind workers compensation, a type of insurance required for most employers that provides injured employees medical care and wage loss benefits, generally in exchange for their right to sue.

Guaranteed benefits can be a huge weight off employees’ minds – that is, if the benefits are good. Workers advocates in Florida charge that business-friendly legislation has chipped away at the state’s workers comp system for years, leaving employees with inadequate support and no recourse in the courts – and some judges agree. A recent circuit court ruling declared the system unconstitutional. Now business leaders worry that workers comp premiums will soar.

Can Florida balance the needs of businesses and their employees?

Come join us at the Gulf Coast Gathering, Florida NELA’s 2014 Annual Conference to be held at the Ritz-Carlton Gulf Resort in Naples, Florida on August 29th and 30th.

Sights and sounds of the Joint Conference in Savannah, GA.

SAVE THE DATE! March 21st & 22nd at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah Georgia.

SARASOTA – The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is seeking to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit brought by one of its former deputies for $597,593.

Congratulations Recipient of the 2013 Florida NELA Summer Advocacy Fellowship:

  • Raana Burney Hosted by Patrice A. Pucci, P.A.

TAMPA – A federal jury has awarded more than $20 million in damages to eight former employees of a Largo travel company where male managers were accused of groping and sexually harassing female workers. The total payout will be less because of a federal cap on damages.

Orlando Jury Awards $444,000 to Female Firefighter/Paramedic Whom New Smyrna Beach Fire Department Harassed, Retaliated Against And Wrongfully Fired.

A Rogue Agency: A Short History & Critique.

The Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association (“FL NELA”) is seeking up to three (3) Summer Advocacy Fellows for Summer 2013.