Florida Senate - 2018                                    SB 1098
       By Senator Thurston
       33-01465-18                                           20181098__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to employee leasing companies;
    3         amending s. 468.525, F.S.; revising requirements
    4         relating to employee leasing company contractual
    5         arrangements with client companies; amending s.
    6         468.535, F.S.; authorizing the Department of Business
    7         and Professional Regulation to make investigations,
    8         audits, or reviews of an employee leasing company at
    9         the request of a client company; providing an
   10         effective date.
   12  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   14         Section 1. Paragraphs (g), (h), (i), and (j) are added to
   15  subsection (4) of section 468.525, Florida Statutes, to read:
   16         468.525 License requirements.—
   17         (4) The employee leasing company’s contractual arrangements
   18  with its client companies shall satisfy the following
   19  conditions, whereby the leasing company:
   20         (g)Provides all information pertaining to a client
   21  company’s business, including, but not limited to, actual
   22  coverage under its workers’ compensation policy, loss run
   23  history, and actual dates of coverage within 7 days after a
   24  request for such information by the client company or the
   25  company’s insurance provider.
   26         (h)Does not hinder a client company from conducting
   27  business or providing employment and placement for employees.
   28         (i)Provides notice to, or obtains the consent of, the
   29  client company before terminating an employee.
   30         (j)Provides the client company with any and all documents
   31  requested by the client upon the termination of a client
   32  company’s contractual arrangement by the employee leasing
   33  company.
   34         Section 2. Present subsection (2) of section 468.535,
   35  Florida Statutes, is redesignated as subsection (3), and a new
   36  subsection (2) is added to that section, to read:
   37         468.535 Investigations; audits; review.—
   38         (2)The department may make investigations, audits, or
   39  reviews of an employee leasing company at the request of a
   40  client company.
   41         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.