Union groups are representing several plaintiffs in states like Indiana, Virginia, Maryland and Texas for canceling the supplemental unemployment benefits early.
“This report is the culmination of a dedicated group effort to closely examine the coronavirus pandemic’s effect on businesses and industries in our state, thoughtfully discuss the difficulties they have experienced, and carefully craft sensible solutions to the issues impacting Florida’s employers,” said Dr. Ed Moore, the executive director of the RESET Task Force.
The effort is being led by some of the the biggest business groups in the state like the Associated Industries of Florida (AIF), the Florida Retail Federation (FRF) and the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. These groups want legal protections for businesses and are counting on strong GOP support in the Legislature.
The task force was launched last month “to focus on providing industry-specific policy recommendations to the Florida Legislature and bringing forth initiatives that will seek to help all of Florida’s economy rebound from the effects of COVID-19 and future economic slowdowns.”
On Monday, the Associated Industries of Florida (AIF), Florida Retail Federation (FRF), National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) joined other associations across the state to announce the joint creation of a task force to Restore Economic Strength through Employment and Tourism (RESET).
The FRF is backing a proposal from state Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, and state Rep. Chuck Clemons, R-Newberry, insisting it “will level the playing field and restore the free market by enforcing the law that businesses must pay these taxes.”
“In 2017, there were an estimated 251,700 toy-related injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments,” the FRF noted.
The Florida Retail Federation (FRF) announced that retailers across the Sunshine State should see record sales this holiday season with growth of between 3.8 percent to 4.2 percent over last year.
With Halloween looming, trick or treaters will scare up some strong sales in the Sunshine State.
With the Sunshine State getting ready for a tax-free back to school shopping holiday later this week, the executive director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) in Florida offered a reminder to support small businesses.
With Florida holding its annual tax-free “back to school” days in the first week of August, the Florida Retail Federation (FRF) showed off some of the benefits this year.
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