Thank You for Signing Our Workers’ Comp Petition to Stop the Increase!
The Florida Chamber of Commerce and its Workers’ Compensation Task Force have led the fight to lower workers’ comp rates by nearly 60 percent since 2003. A recent Florida Supreme Court decision is forcing rates to increase by double digits and is undoing the work the Florida Chamber’s Workers’ Comp Task Force has done the last 13 years. The latest fight for the Workers’ Compensation Task Force is to work toward a legislative solution to the Florida Supreme Court decisions in Castellanos v. Next Door Company and Westphal v. City of St. Petersburg. It is imperative that our business community join together to create a solution that bring certainty back to employers and workers.
“Small businesses create two of every three jobs in Florida, and a workers’ comp rate increase as significant as this could force these businesses to choose between paying higher workers’ comp rates and hiring new employees. A 19.6 percent rate increase will cause uncertainty among job creators and may even force a decline in Florida’s job growth,” said MARK WILSON, President and CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce.