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Misclassification Initiatives Spread As Florida Signs Formal Pact with DOL

On January 13, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division and the Florida Department of Revenue’s General Tax Administration (FDOR) entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in which they agreed to share information on independent contractor misclassification and coordinate law enforcement efforts in this area. The DOL announced that the MOU “represents a new effort on the part of the agencies to work together to protect the rights of employees and level the playing field for responsible employers by reducing the practice of misclassification.”

Employers of Miami-Dade Beware—You May Soon Be Required to Pay for Your Employees’ Sick Leave!

At the direction of Prime Sponsor Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan, Miami-Dade County has proposed a new ordinance that would require certain employers to offer earned paid sick time to their employees. If passed, the ordinance would affect all businesses with more than five employees, but it would exclude the United States, the state of Florida, Miami-Dade County, any municipality within Miami-Dade County, and any Indian Tribe.
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