How Will Illegal Immigrants and Workers' Compensation Claims Play Out in Florida?
Friday, Mar 11, 2011
Recently the Supreme Court turned down a case hearing of a Louisiana man's workers' compensation case. The reason? He wasn’t a citizen of the United States.The Supreme Court choosing not to take on workers' compensation cases on illegal immigrants puts the issue in the hands of each individual state. Being in a state where the number of illegal immigrants is higher than in other parts of the country, Florida workers' compensation claims by illegal workers come by the handful.
General Contractor Florida Workers' Compensation Exposure
Wednesday, Mar 02, 2011
It was recently brought to our attention, that general contractors who use leasing/PEO’s for their workers' compensation may have an uncovered exposure. A general contractor (GC) has a Florida workers' compensation policy through a leasing arrangement. GC hired a subcontractor to provide all drywall services and received a Certificate of Insurance from the subcontractor providing evidence of Florida workers' compensation insurance. The subcontractor hired another subcontractor to provide lathing for the building.
Does Smoking Affect Your Florida Life Insurance?
Thursday, Feb 24, 2011
A Florida man who developed cancer from smoking was awarded $260,000 on Friday from tobacco company R.J. Reynolds. The 71-year-old man suing the tobacco company sought $10 billion dollars in damage payments, the largest amount to be sought by an individual in a trial against a cigarette maker.