Landmark Workers' Comp
Bill Now Law
Tuesday, Governor Jeb Bush visited a construction work site in St.
Cloud, Florida to sign into law the comprehensive workers’ comp
bill enacted by the Florida Legislature during Special Session A.
the past six years, the business community has been urging the Legislature
to wring attorney-driven inefficiencies out of the workers’ comp
system. Under the leadership of Mary Ann Stiles, Esquire, the business
community was galvanized into a force that would not be denied relief
from premiums driven out of control. Stiles, general counsel of
Associated Industries of Florida and president & CEO of Stiles,
Taylor & Grace, P.A., is widely acknowledged as the one of the
leading experts on this issue.
to Governor Bush, Senate President Jim King (R-Jacksonville), and
House Speaker Johnnie Byrd (R-Plant
City), Florida now has a new workers’ compensation law that should
finally bring equity to this vital system. With a stroke of his
pen, Governor Bush has helped bring lower rates to Florida’s employers.
Who, What, When & Where of the 2003 Workers' Compensation Bill
by Jon L. Shebel, President
& CEO - Associated Industries of
by piece summary of the provisions of the bill
By Mary Ann Stiles, Esq,
General Counsel Associated
& CEO, Stiles, Taylor
of the final bill