sick leave http://blog.wlrn.org en Critics Say Sick Leave Law Good For Corporations, Bad For Families http://blog.wlrn.org/post/critics-say-sick-leave-law-good-corporations-bad-families <p><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; ">Gov. Rick Scott has </span><a href="http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Bills/billsdetail.aspx?BillId=49853" style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; " target="_blank">signed a bill that prohibits local governments from crafting their own sick leave policies</a><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; "> for private employers.</span></p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Gina Jordan 15979 at http://blog.wlrn.org Critics Say Sick Leave Law Good For Corporations, Bad For Families Democrats, Labor Urge Gov. Scott To Veto Wage Bill http://blog.wlrn.org/post/democrats-labor-urge-gov-scott-veto-wage-bill <p>Florida Democrats and advocates for working folk are turning up all the pressure they can to wring a veto out of Gov. Rick Scott sometime this month.</p><p>Their target? <a href="http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Bills/billsdetail.aspx?BillId=49853" target="_blank">House Bill 655</a>, passed during the 2013 legislative session to stop local governments from exceeding federal minimum wage and benefit guarantees.</p><p>If the governor signs the bill, counties such as Broward and Miami-Dade with special "living wage" ordinances already on their books, will have to abandon then.</p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Rick Stone 15149 at http://blog.wlrn.org Democrats, Labor Urge Gov. Scott To Veto Wage Bill Bill Aims To Bar Local Government From Ordering Employers To Offer Sick Leave http://blog.wlrn.org/post/bill-aims-bar-local-government-ordering-employers-offer-sick-leave <p></p><p>Advocates for working folk haven’t had a lot of luck establishing a right to paid sick leave in Florida.</p><p>Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara Jordan's proposal was defeated last year and, in Orlando, Orange County commissioners found a way to avoid a sick time referendum, even though 50,000 residents had won a ballot spot, fair and square, with their signatures on a petition.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:30:00 +0000 Rick Stone 7376 at http://blog.wlrn.org Bill Aims To Bar Local Government From Ordering Employers To Offer Sick Leave