The Big Picture on Workers' Compensation Reform This Week

Date: April 19, 2017

A reduction in Florida’s sky-high workers’ compensation fees could be in sight for small business owners.

Florida House lawmakers passed a bill Wednesday that would lower workers’ compensation costs in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that ruled as unconstitutional caps of attorney fees.

NFIB/Florida played a key role in brokering an agreement on the bill with House leadership. 

This bill could help cut out attorney involvement and therefore lower costs, says its sponsor, Danny Burgess, according to Florida Politics.

However, the Senate’s version of the bill isn’t great for business. NFIB stood in opposition of it Wednesday, but we plan to continue to work with Senators to amend the legislation to address thee main cost-driver in workers’ comp cases – hefty attorneys’ fees. Read more here.

 

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