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Everyone recognizes the value of protecting employees from harm. Businesses must also recognize that violations of workplace safety and health standards come with some form of civil or criminal penalties. With civil penalties of up to $70,000 for each violation, penalties can reach into the millions of dollars… Read more

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Towerhill Insurance has released its third educational video developed for Florida consumers — All About Sinkhole Coverage.  Tower Hill’s Chief Underwriting Officer, Joel Curran, explains how Catastrophic Ground Cover Collapse is covered by your homeowners’ insurance policy. Topics include:

• The different types of coverage available for earth movement in Florida.
• What types of damage are eligible for coverage.
• How a sinkhole deductible works.

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Many employers need extra help during the summer but, whether you’re hiring teenagers under the age of 18 for seasonal or year-round positions, there are a few things to keep in mind to make sure things go smoothly… Read more

The hiring of new employees can be sort of like walking a tightrope. It is important to find the right candidate with the qualifications and integrity to do the job, but in today’s hiring climate it’s impossible to accept clients at face value. To be effective in hiring practices involves delving into the background of applicants to get a better idea of their abilities and employment performance. However, this has to be measured with respect for the privacy of each individual candidate as well as staying compliant with relevant laws. The purpose of the background check is to help evaluate aptitude and skills and needs to be carried out with this the primary goal… Read more

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By Damian Taylor – Coleman, Hazzard & Taylor, P.A.

The National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”), codified at 29 U.S.C. §§ 151-169, is a federal law that was enacted in 1935. It applies to most private employers, but tends to fall below the radar of most non-unionized employers. Its protections are undoubtedly invoked primarily by employers, employees, and labor unions who are dealing directly with a unionized workforce, or who are attempting to encourage or discourage workplace unionization. However, there are provisions of the NLRA that apply equally to non-unionized employers who seemingly face no threat of unionization…. Read more

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