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Study details heat risks for workers even as Florida outlaws local heat protections

A new study cites “strong and robust evidence that excessive heat increases the frequency of injuries” to workers, particularly in the South.
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Ron DeSantis signs a law to prevent local governments from imposing wage requirements on contractors and requiring heat-exposure protections for workers

More than 90 organizations signed on to letters to DeSantis opposing this preemption bill and seeking a veto.

Pinellas County now offers grants for industrial development

Pinellas County is mostly built out. But new construction could expand by renewing older sites. The Urban Land Institute held its Florida Summit last weekend to explore what communities are doing to attract new businesses...
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Lawsuit is dismissed over Florida’s controversial 2023 law restricting public employee unions

The 2023 law includes restrictions such as preventing union dues from being deducted from public workers’ paychecks.
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A bill that preempts local governments in Florida from making rules on wages or protecting workers from heat heads to the governor’s desk

The bill would prevent local governments from imposing requirements on contractors about wages and worker heat-exposure protections.
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Ron DeSantis signs into law a relaxation of teen labor rules in Florida

The new law will ease decades-old regulations on the hours that 16- and 17-year-old Floridians can work.
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The Florida Legislature sends its bills to relax child labor laws and to keep kids off social media to the governor

Gov. Ron DeSantis has until April 5 to act on the bills to keep kids off some social media sites and to loosen child work regulations.
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Lawmakers loosen teen work rules in Florida

A toned-down but still controversial proposal to loosen work restrictions for 16- and 17-year-old teens is headed to Gov. Ron DeSantis.
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Here are ten big issues from the 2024 Florida Legislative Session

The 2024 legislative session ended Friday. Here are snapshots of 10 big issues from the session like relaxing regulations on teen workers.

Florida lawmakers pass a bill to raise the minimum age for strippers to 21

The Florida Legislature passed a bill that would prevent strippers under age 21 from working in adult-entertainment establishments.
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The Florida Senate will vote on relaxing work rules for teenagers

The Senate as soon as Thursday could send back to the House a controversial bill that would loosen work restrictions for 16- and 17-year-olds.
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The Florida Senate revamps its teen worker bill

A controversial proposal to loosen work restrictions for 16- and 17-year-olds is ready to go to the full Senate after changes.

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