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Notice of Workers' Compensation Exemption law change »The Florida Legislature passed and the Governor signed into law CS/HB 941, which amended Sections 440.02(9) and 440.05, Florida Statutes. These amendments will streamline the filing and processing of exemption applications. Highlights of CS/HB 941 include:
- Provides applicant the ability to electronically file their applications via a web-based system.
- Eliminates the requirement for the application to be notarized; and
- Eliminates the need to submit a copy of the stock certificate or documentation of ownership evidencing 10% ownership in a company.
On July 1, 2012, a new DWC Notice of Election to be Exempt web-based system will be available for applicants to electronically apply for or renew their Certificate of Election to be Exempt. This system will be convenient and easy to use.
To access the DWC Notice of Election to be Exempt system, applicants will go to the Division of Workers' Compensation's website at www.myfloridacfo.com/wc and select the "Apply for an Exemption" icon.
The University of South Florida’s SafetyFlorida provides Florida's small business owners with complimentary, confidential, and on-site safety consultation »The least costly accident is the one that never occurs. The USF SafetyFlorida consultants are highly skilled and trained in OSHA regulations, yet cannot assess financial penalties. They can assist your small business with hazard identification, record keeping, education and training, and more. The courses may include:
• Accident and hazard prevention information
• Safety videos
• Safety management wizards that complete DWC-1 and OSHA 300 forms
• Safety and health training and education, including USF OSHA Training Institute Education Center information
To request your consultation, call 1-866-273-1105 or visit www.safetyflorida.usf.edu.
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