A bill announced this week by the Florida Senate Commerce and Tourism committee would allow employers to pay tipped workers, waiters and waitresses, a lower minimum wage than what is currently authorized in Florida.
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The state Legislature’s Economic Affairs Committee yesterday passed a bill that would rebrand unemployment compensation as “reemployment assistance.”
The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association today announced its legislative priorities for the state’s upcoming 2012 legislative session, touching on destination casino resorts and immigration and wage issues.
Unemployment rates in all 20 Florida metropolitan areas decreased during the month of October, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today.
On Thursday, organized labor, community and religious organizations will discuss the current situation of workers in the gaming and hospitality industries in South Florida.
The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent, with 120,000 new jobs added in November, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released today.
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is facing a complaint filed against the state’s unemployment compensation program with the U.S. Department of Labor’s office of civil rights.
Florida had 91 mass layoff actions during the month of October, the second highest number in the nation, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics summary released Tuesday.
On Oct. 13, Gov. Rick Scott touted the news that Florida’s unemployment rate had dropped one tenth of 1 percent between August and September, saying in a statement, “Florida is headed in the right direction.” But new numbers reveal that many of the new jobs created since Scott took office have come in industries marked by low wages and minimal benefits.
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity reports that the state’s unemployment rate for the month of September dipped slightly to 10.6 percent, still well above the 9.1 percent national rate. Florida saw job growth in the accommodation and food service sector, which workers say features low pay and unhealthy working conditions.