Braynon, Bullard, attend AIF workers comp summit in Miami

by | Jun 29, 2016

Incoming Florida Senate Democrat Leader Oscar Braynon attended the second stop of a three-part 2016 Helping Florida Work Town Hall Tour in Miami, Fla.  The tour, sponsored by Associated Industries of Florida, also featured Senators Dwight Bullard, and Gwen Margolis, and Rep. Richard Stark.

“Today’s town hall here in Miami gave the South Florida business community the opportunity to come together to discuss our state’s workers’ compensation system and how the recent changes to the system will harm job growth and economic success that Florida businesses and families cannot afford,” said AIF President & CEO Tom Feeney.  “We appreciate Senators Braynon, Bullard and Margolis and Representative Richard Stark attending and speaking on the workers’ compensation matter before us.  It is great that our state leaders are participating in these critical discussions, as it will be important for them to have the resources they need as we head toward the 2017 Legislative Session and look to stabilize Florida’s successful workers’ compensation system.”

The three-stop town hall tour began in Tampa and will stop in Jacksonville’s DoubleTree Riverfront hotel on July 13th.  The event is free, presented by several business associations across a range of industries in order to allow a broad cross section of Florida communities to discuss and share the implications of the workers’ compensation system on employers and employees.

Date:  Wednesday, July 13
Time:  9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
DoubleTree Jacksonville Riverfront
1201 Riverplace Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32207

The goal of the tour is to find a solution that allows for a balanced system of adequate medical and wage benefits for injured employees at an affordable cost to employers.

“Preserving our state’s workers’ compensation system and keeping it affordable for our businesses is essential,” said Peter Dyga, president of the Associated Builders and Contractors Florida East Coast Chapter.  “We are happy to be a part of the Helping Florida Work Town Hall Tour and are pleased that our elected officials are actively involved in discussing the challenges and threats that employees and employers face in the workers’ compensation system.”


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