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A firefighters union can revive its vaccination complaint against Orange County

An appeals court said a firefighters union can pursue an unfair labor practice charge against the Orange County Commission.
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Florida environmental groups have warned that they will file a lawsuit against the U.S. EPA over the regulation of phosphate-industry waste.
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Learn more about these ten big issues to watch halfway through the Florida Legislative session

Florida’s annual 60-day legislative session reached its halfway point Wednesday. Here are updates on 10 big issues in the session.

Senate bill loosening teen work restriction advances

Listen: A bill advanced in a Senate committee Tuesday loosening restrictions on labor laws for 16 and 17-year-olds in Florida. WMNF’s Chris Young reports this bill is a less extreme version of a House bill...
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The full Florida House will consider a bill to loosen restrictions on how many hours some teens can work

The Florida House will take up a controversial proposal to loosen restrictions on how many hours that 16- and 17-year-olds can work.
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Bill that loosens rules on hours that Florida teens can work advances in the House

The House Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee voted 12-5 along party lines to back the proposal (HB 49).
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Ten big issues the Florida Legislature will consider during its 2024 session

Florida lawmakers will start the annual 60-day legislative session on Jan. 9. These are some issues they'll tackle.

Florida farmers want to cut labor costs; they want the legislature to help by passing laws on artificial intelligence and mechanization

The Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association says boosting technologies could help farmers cut costs and reverse trends in international trade.
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A union drops it’s challenge to a state law restricting public employee unions

A union representing Duval County government workers has dropped a challenge to the constitutionality of a new law.
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Police union appeals a judge’s ruling on Florida’s law restricting public employee unions

The Florida Police Benevolent Association is appealing after a judge upheld how the state is carrying out a new law restricting unions representing government employees.
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Judge rules against police and fire unions challenging Florida’s new anti-union law

An administrative law judge rejected a challenge by police and firefighter unions to Florida's new law restricting unions.
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Judge dismisses a constitutional challenge to Florida’s anti-union law

The Florida law places additional restrictions on public employee unions; plaintiffs might file a revised lawsuit.

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