Unemployment

Boca Raton Resort & Club to lay off almost 1,000 as a result of COVID-19

The Boca Raton Resort & Club, which opened in 1926 as a 100-room Ritz-Carlton Cloister Inn, will lay off 995 employees on February 6, 2021 because of tourism losses and government actions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019, Michael Dell purchased the Resort and Club via his MSD Partners. The resort now includes 365 acres, three hotels, a marina, convention center, and now sports over 1,000 rooms.

Florida unemployment updates

Yesterday, September 21, 2020, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) issued reemployment assistance updates on the Reemployment Assistance (RA) Claims Dashboard. As of September 20, DEO has paid 1,990,170 claimants nearly $16.5 billion ($16,491,486,942). Nearly 3.8 million (3,783,220) unique claims have been… Read More ›

Trump now willing to drop ‘liability shield’ to move negotiations forward on COVID-19 bailout bill being negotiated in Congress

Today, July 31, 2020, most aspects of the CARES Act will expire which include that $600 taxpayer funded income millions of Americans are having dropped into their banks accounts each week. As these benefits expire, the White House is showing that it is more concerned with keeping the money flowing into the hands of Americans than liability protections for businesses. Trump still wants liability protections for business; however, suddenly this morning seems unwilling for that to be a stumbling block for getting another round of spending in place before Congress goes into a month-long recess on August 7, 2020.