AIF: SB 1008 is One Piece to Putting Workers’ Comp Back Together Again

April 17, 2017

Tallahassee, Fla. – The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) today released the following statement on behalf of its President & CEO Tom Feeney regarding its support of Senate Bill 1008, by Senator Keith Perry, relating to Public Records/Injured or Deceased Employee/Department of Financial Services.  SB 1008 was today heard in the Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee, its second committee of reference.

“AIF supports legislation that helps restore a stable, self-executing and affordable system for injured workers.  One of the abuses Florida’s employers face within the workers’ compensation system is addressed by SB 1008 – exempting public records relating to injured or deceased workers.”

“However, SB 1008 is just one of the pieces to the puzzle that will help put Florida’s workers’ compensation system back together again.  AIF believes Floridians deserve a comprehensive workers’ compensation system that gives them the benefits they need to get better if injured on the job at affordable rates to employers. 

“AIF looks forward to continuing the thoughtful discussions with our state’s leaders on how workers’ compensation can holistically be addressed this session.”

Known as “The Voice of Florida Business” in the Sunshine State, AIF has represented the principles of prosperity and free enterprise before the three branches of state government since 1920. A voluntary association of diversified businesses, AIF was created to foster an economic climate in Florida conducive to the growth, development, and welfare of industry and business and the people of the state.

For more information on AIF, please visit AIF.com and follow @VoiceofFLBiz.

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