Archive for Business

U.S. Department of Labor investigation results in Florida roofing contractor paying $70,068 in back wages for overtime violations

BONITA SPRINGS, FL – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) into rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Kelly Roofing LLC – based in Bonita Springs – paid $70,068 in back wages to 155 employees for violating overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

WHD investigators found the roofing contractor paid employees a piece rate, without regard to the number of hours they actually worked.
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USDA awards Agricultural Trade Promotion Program funding

(Washington, D.C., January 31, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $200 million to 57 organizations through the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program (ATP) to help U.S. farmers and ranchers identify and access new export markets.

The ATP is one of three USDA programs created to mitigate the effects of unjustified trade retaliation against U.S. farmers and exporters. USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) accepted ATP applications between September 4 and November 2 – totaling nearly $600 million – from U.S. trade associations, cooperatives, and other industry-affiliated organizations. USDA has released a list of the ATP funding recipients.

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Fourth Annual community leadership summit a success

Community leaders and Citrus County commissioners gather on Jan. 18 at CF in Lecanto for a Leadership Summit

Community leaders and Citrus County dignitaries gathered on Jan. 18 at CF in Lecanto for a Leadership Summit.

The Fourth Annual Community Leadership Summit was held on Jan. 18 at the College of Central Florida, Citrus Campus in Lecanto.

Commissioner and Chairman Jeff Kinnard presided over the collaborative event that brought together the County Commission, Citrus County School Board, City of Crystal River Council and City of Inverness Council.

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