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BAD BILL MOVING FAST: We Need Your Help!

Date: February 05, 2014

Speak up now to stop HB 105 and SB 220 which is moving rapidly through the Florida legislature.  The proposal purports to only add "pregnancy" to the list of protected classes under Florida workplace discrimination statues, but by moving pregnancy from federal statutes (where pregnancy is a clearly protected class) it applies the state damages cap of $100,000 per claim, which is TWICE the federal cap of $50,000.  

What's more stunning, is that the same move would REDUCE BY TWO THIRDS the damages cap for big businesses with over 500 employees from $300,000 to $100,000.

Contact you State legislator today and ask them to stop HB 105 and SB 220.  Pregnant mothers deserve protection in the workplace, but the penalties shouldn't be raised for small business while big business gets a break!

http://www.flsenate.gov/Senators/Find

http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/sections/representatives/myrepresentative.aspx

NFIB has been the only business group to speak out against this bill before the legislature.  It has already passed two committees in the State House and three committees in the Senate, and appears to be on a fast track for passage.  Take action now to keep this well-intended bill from singling out small businesses for higher damages!




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