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October 8, 2012



I wanted to update you on the proposed wage theft ordinance under consideration at the Broward County Commission.  It has been placed on the agenda for public hearing tomorrow, Tuesday, October 9, beginning at 2:00 pm.  It is the fifth and final item on the agenda.

Your Chamber Board of Directors voted to oppose this proposed ordinance that would provide a system at Broward County for employees to file a complaint alleging nonpayment or underpayment of earned wages allowing for potential recovery of those wages.  Our opposition is mostly based on the fact that State and Federal laws currently provide for that relief.  The Federal Labor Standards Act and Florida statutes provide employees with relief including but not limited to wage recovery and attorney's fees.

The business community needs to be united on this and your help is needed now.  Please follow the instructions below an either call or email county commissioners today.  It doesn't matter if you live in their district.  We need to generate emails and phone calls.

Call or email county commissioners between now and 2:00 pm tomorrow and let them know WE ARE OPPOSED TO THE PROPOSED WAGE THEFT ORIDNANCE:

  1. Relief for nonpayment or underpayment of wages is already provided through State and Federal laws that have been on the books in some cases for over 70 years.
  2. It sends the wrong message to Broward County businesses and those companies we are trying to recruit to move here.
  3. It is a waste of a minimum of $175,000 to run the program annual (as projected by the County).
  4. If they must vote in favor or it we ask they support narrowing its focus to only apply to cases not covered by FLSA.
  5. Education of employers, especially small business owners, is the best way to improve compliance and the Chamber will be leading the way in providing this.

I suggest you use your own words.

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Dan Lindblade, CAE



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The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce presents "Salute to Business ", the Chamber's largest award ceremony. Salute to Business honors outstanding individuals/businesses for their contributions to the community and local business industry.

Date: November 7, 2012, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm  Add to your calendar

Location: Hyatt Regency Pier 66
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Trustee Reception
Date: October 9, 2012 Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Non Profit Business Breakfast
Date: October 10, 2012 Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Advanced Business Connections
Date: October 11, 2012 Time: 11:45 am - 1:30 pm

GLBX Afterhours at FastPrintz
Date: October 11, 2012 Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Biz Perks
Date: October 12, 2012 Time: 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Board of Directors/Trustee Luncheon
Date: October 17, 2012 Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Business Afterhours
Date: October 18, 2012 Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Member Orientation
Date: October 19, 2012 Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Weston Afterhours - Octoberfest
Date: October 24, 2012 Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Down Town Council Breakfast
Date: October 25, 2012 Time: 8:00 am - 9:30 am

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Training: Effective Supervisory Skills
Date: October 10, 2012Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

HRABC's 6th Annual One-Day Conference
Date: October 12, 2012Time: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Glam A Thon, Glam Doll Strut
Date: October 13, 2012 Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Market at Memorial Hospital Miramar
Date: October 14, 2012 Time: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Protecting Your Retirement Nest Egg - A Free Seminar
Date: October 17, 2012Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Date: October 17, 2012Time: 6:00 pm

Top Tip's in Today's Economy for Condo Boards and Property Managers
Date: October 18, 2012Time: 8:30 am - 11:00 am

The Market at Memorial Hospital Miramar
Date: October 21, 2012 Time: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

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10th Anniversary Celebration Greater Golf Open
Date: October 19, 2012 Time: 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Schott Communities Run, Walk & Roll
Date: October 20, 2012 Time: 7:30 am - 11:30 am

6th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza
Date: October 20, 2012 Time: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

22nd Annual Gala- "Let's Celebrate!"
Date: October 20, 2012 Time: 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

14th Annual Women In Distress SAFEWALK-RUN 5K
Date: October 27, 2012 Time: 7:00 am - 10:30 am





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