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U.S. court halts overtime rule change

U.S. court halts overtime rule change

A ruling by the U.S. District Courts put the brakes on changes to overtime pay laws Tuesday, Nov. 22, that would have gone into effect Dec. 1 after 21 states and other business groups filed suit against the change. Currently, under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers are required to pay time and a half […]

Worker’s comp insurance rates raised by 14.5 percent

Worker’s comp insurance rates raised by 14.5 percent

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulations (FLOIR) approved a 14.5 percent rate increase for workers’ compensation insurance Tuesday, Sept. 27 raising costs for business owners across the state. The most recent filing by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), the company approved to assess and make recommendations to the FLOIR on costs of worker’s […]

Court ruling could increase workers’ compensation costs for businesses

Court ruling could increase workers’ compensation costs for businesses

The Florida Chamber of Commerce met with the Workers’ Comp Task Force via webinar Friday, May 27, to discuss legislation to be proposed to the Florida Legislature to prevent a workers’ compensation rate increase. The increase of 17.1 percent recommended by the National Council on Compensation (NCCI) would raise the amount across the state including […]

Finding the right fit for your company

Finding the right fit for your company

When it comes to making a hiring decision, experts agree that you should choose someone who is the right fit for your team. Sharon Pitts, district manager for Kelly Services says, “Almost 70 percent of companies are choosing someone based on whether or not the candidate is a good fit for the company.” While experience […]

More substitute teachers sought in Santa Rosa

More substitute teachers sought in Santa Rosa

The pool of substitute teachers available for temporary classroom assignments in Santa Rosa County public schools has grown to more than 500 from about 350 since August, when a private staffing company took over their recruitment and training. Yet dozens more qualified instructors are being sought to fill the need for an average of nearly […]

3rd Tom Thumb employee arrested

3rd Tom Thumb employee arrested

On Oct. 27 Kody Toman, an employee of Tom Thumb, was booked for Grand Theft of more than $300 and less than $5,000, a third-degree felony.  According to an email to Navarre Press from his father, Toman turned himself in to law enforcement. According to the report filed, a fellow employee said Toman was working by himself […]