Integrity Employee Leasing, Inc., started in Southwest Florida in 1999. Being one of the first Florida employee leasing companies located in Port Charlotte,  Integrity Employee Leasing grew fast. Clients based in our local area have the option of picking up their payroll from the office to save on mailing costs or use our courier system. The courier system Integrity uses spans up to Sarasota, Florida down to Cape Coral, Florida. We are hoping in the near future we will be offering a courier system in our Pinellas Park area and Orlando. Stay tuned for news on that!
We offer all services to our clients in Florida. A perk being that you will be able to work face to face with your sales person or even your processor and you still have the option to use use our login services.

Florida Workers Compensation

In the state of Florida, having workers compensation is a must.  The law in Florida covers all accidental injuries and occupational disease arising out of and in the course and scope of employment.  This includes diseases or infections resulting from such injuries.   The law also covers death resulting from such injuries within specified periods of time.  Even if you do not think an injury is covered, you must file the the first report of injury or illness (DWC-1) with your insurance carrier for determination of responsibility within 7 days of your first knowledge of the accident/injury.  There are situations in which the injuries are not covered, which would be at www.myfloridacdp.com/wc/faq/faqemplyrs

 

1. Who needs Workers’ Compensation coverage?
  • If you are in an industry, other than construction, and have four (4) or more employees, full-time or part-time, you are required to carry workers’ compensation coverage (an exempt corporate officer does not count as an employee)
  • If you are in the construction industry, and have one (1) or more employees (including yourself), you are required to carry workers’ compensation coverage (an exempted corporate officer or member of a limited liability company does not count as an employee)
  • If you are a state or local government, you are required to carry workers’ compensation coverage
2. Does the injured worker pay any part of my workers’ compensation insurance premium?
  • The law is very specific on this point.  It is the employer’s responsibility to pay the entire premium for workers’ compensation insurance coverage.
3. What if an employee refuses to take a drug test?
  • If an injured worker refuses to submit to a test for drugs or alcohol, the employee may forfeit eligibility for medical and indemnity benefits.  If an employee or job applicant refuses to submit to a drug test, the employer is permitted to discharge or discipline the employee or may refuse to hire the applicant (if specified in the written Drug-Free Workplace Policy), since, by law, refusal to submit to a drug test is presumed to be a positive test result
*Questions and Answer from www.myfloridacfo.com

Florida Taxes

In Florida, new employers are assigned a starting rate of 2.7% for the State unemployment Rate or (SUTA)  This rate will then stay in effect for the first 10 quarters.  At the end of this period, an employer has enough history to qualify for an experienced-based tax rate.  The maximum contribution rate is 5.4% in Florida.

 

1. An Employer’s Quarterly Report (From UCT-6) is due the 1st day of the month following the end of each calendar quarter and is late if not postmarked by the last day of the month.
  • 1st Quarter (January thru March)         Due by April 30
  • 2nd Quarter (April thru June)                Due by July 31
  • 3rd Quarter (July thru September)       Due by October 31
  • 4th Quarter (October thru December)  Due by January 31
2. Is every employer’s tax rate increased?
  • No.  The initial tax rate of 2.7% and the maximum tax rate of 5.4% remain the same.  However, the taxable payroll increases to $8,000 for the wages being paid on January 1, 2012 so the tax due per employee for both the initial rate and the maximum rate will actually be greater in 2012.
3. Doing business in Florida – what taxes are required?
  • Sales and Use Tax
  • Reemployment Tax (formerly Unemployment) Tax
  • Corporate Income tax
  • Other taxes – such as communications services, fuel, insurance premium, severance, etc.
*Questions and Answers from Florida Department of Revenue