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August 13, 2012

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Turtles, tourism and wage recovery

If you haven’t noticed lately, Fort Lauderdale Beach is loaded with 522 turtle nests--up 25 percent over last year with more nesting time to go.

One in five nests is marked with wooden stakes covering 60 feet.  The rest are marked similarly at 10 feet.  Every morning, turtle surveyors are on the beach marking new nests and plotting GPS coordinates.  Once the four miles of beach is covered, then city employees can clean the beach and remove roughly 15 tons of seaweed each day thanks to a permit and a lot of coordination.

What we know is that the turtles have been on the endangered species list for decades and conservation is working.  The goal is to get to sustainable numbers and remove them from the list.  Just when that will happen is unknown.

In the meantime, your Chamber has created a workgroup called Friends of the Beach.  We are interested in balancing conservation needs with our number one economic engine—tourism.  Over the next few months, Friends of the Beach will be finding solutions for lighting, nest coverings, dune development, beach grooming, and a host of other related issues.  Stay tuned.

Another issue that is quickly approaching relates to the Broward County Commission’s intent to create a wage recovery law which is being called “wage theft”.  On Tuesday, August 28, beginning at 2:00 pm at the County Commission meeting, your Chamber will testify in opposition to this ordinance simply because it is not needed.

Current law provides the appropriate remedy for an employee to recover wages from an employer who has not paid what is due.  For example, an employee denied wages may have a cause of action in state or federal court under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA), Florida’s Minimum Wage Act, Florida’s constitution, or as a common law breach of contract.  State and federal laws also provide a means to recover legal fees and costs that a person might incur in seeking unpaid wages.  They also provide protection for the employee against retaliation.

You can help us defeat this unnecessary piece of legislation by calling your county commissioner prior to August 28 and ask them to vote no on the proposed ordinance.

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Dan Lindblade, CAE
President/CEO

 

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Date: September 13, 2012  Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm  Add to your calendar

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Chamber Events
You can find more information and register for all Chamber events
on our website www.ftlchamber.com

BOD/Trustee Luncheon - Cancelled
Date: August 15, 2012 Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Business Afterhours
Date: August 16, 2012 Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Member Orientation
Date: August 17, 2012 Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Young Professionals Event
Date: August 23, 2012 Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

 Member Events

You can find more information and register for all Chamber events
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Member Events

HRABC and GMSHRM "HR Wake-Up Call"
Date: August 21, 2012 Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm More Info>>

Casino Night
Date: August 28, 2012 Time: 6:00 pm More Info>>

Grant Writing USA - Grant Writing Class
Date: September 20 - 21, 2012 Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm More Info>>

NON-Profit Events

Casino Night for The Pantry of Broward
Date: August 29, 2012 Time: 12:00 am More Info>>


Healthy Living Fair
Date: September 7 - 8, 2012 Time: 6:30 pm - 3:00 pm More Info>>

Tunnel to Towers Fort Lauderdale 5K Run/Walk
Date: September 8, 2012 Time: 7:30 am - 11:30 am More Info>>

Healthy Living Fair
Date: September 7 - 8, 2012 Time: 6:30 pm - 3:00 pm More Info>>

Sweetheart Ball
Date: September 15, 2012 Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm More Info>>
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Power Partners Leads Group 2nd Tuesday
Date: August 14, 2012 Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am Add to your calendar

Downtown Networking Partners 3rd Wed
Date: August 15, 2012 Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am Add to your calendar

Biz to Biz Leads Group 3rd Thursday
Date: August 16, 2012 Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am Add to your calendar

Downtown Networking Partners 4th Wed
Date: August 22, 2012 Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am Add to your calendar

Weston Leads Group
Date: August 23, 2012 Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am Add to your calendar

Synergy Networking Leadsgroup 4th
Date: August 27, 2012 Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am Add to your calendar

Power Partners Leads Group 4th Tuesday
Date: August 28, 2012 Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am Add to your calendar

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