The U.S. Department of Labor Friday announced the award of an opioid-crisis Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for up to $2,500,000, with $833,333 released initially. This grant funding will address the workforce impacts of the opioid crisis by providing employment services to eligible individualsContinue Reading

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Florida Roofing Experts Inc. for exposing employees to fall hazards at a Jacksonville, Florida, worksite. The company faces the maximum penalty allowed of $132,598. OSHA initiated the inspection as part of the Agency’s Regional Emphasis Program on Falls inContinue Reading

Department of Veterans Affairs employee Sheila Mott will have her two-grade demotion reviewed by the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) after her case was remanded back to the Board by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit January 26, 2018. Sheila was initially removed from her positionContinue Reading

Dixon Hughes Goodman, a U.S. top 20 public accounting and advisory firm, is pleased to announce that Brian Kilbane will serve as Office Managing Partner of its Tampa Bay, Florida office, which focuses primarily on serving the insurance industry. With more than 15 years of insurance industry experience, including three yearsContinue Reading

State Rep. Edwin Narain (D-Tampa) says senior care living facility University Village is a “modern day fraud” as complaints mount from both residents and the staff. “Unfortunately, the residents have been taken advantage of, and so have the employees of this facility,” Rep. Narain said, referring to workers who claimContinue Reading

“The FMA applauds Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s decision to join seven other state attorneys general, the District of Columbia, and the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division in a legal challenge to stop the proposed merger of Aetna and Humana. “We commend Attorney General Bondi’s leadership in takingContinue Reading

Suzanne M. Klinker, Director, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, released the statement below. Read this editorial online at:  www.baypines.va.gov/features/20160713.asp From Klinkler: There has been a lot of discussion and media coverage of recent about the Commission on Care and the report the group released publicly that included recommendations for the futureContinue Reading

On Friday, June 17, former Florida State Senate Minority Leader Nan Rich, Cherie Cancio, and Eric Martinez will hold a press call to discuss Hillary Clinton’s role in the successful bipartisan effort to provide health insurance to over eight million children. This week, Hillary for America began running ads in Florida that detail Clinton’s workContinue Reading