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Go SOLAR Fest, January 25-26, Highlights Ambitious Grant Program

Go SolarBroward County will host a free Go SOLAR Fest January 25-26 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale. This exciting event offers solar and electrical contractors, installers and residents interested in bringing more solar energy to South Florida a unique opportunity to hear from the experts about recent advances in permitting, financing, solar rights, zoning, net metering and interconnection.   More...


"Director of the Year" Goes to Aviation Director

Kent George
Kent George

Kent George, Aviation Department director, was selected as “Director of the Year” for large airports by Airport Revenue News, an aviation industry publication that focuses on the airport industry as well as the businesses that operate within them.

When George arrived at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) from Pittsburgh International in 2007, the County had been securing approval for a new runway for more than two decades. After working to build bridges between the County and local communities, ground was broken on the project, which is scheduled for completion in 2014. During George’s tenure, FLL’s passenger growth has continued and expects to approach 24 million travelers for 2012. Read story ...

 


New Wage Recovery Ordinance Goes Into Effect

Direct Deposit StatementWith the New Year comes the implementation of a new County ordinance (2012-32) related to wage recovery. Employees who have performed work in Broward County and believe their employer has failed to pay or underpaid the wage rate applicable for the work performed can now file a complaint first with their employer and then, after 15 days, with the County’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Professional Standards, and receive an administrative hearing for non-payment of earned wages if the complaint is valid. As of January 2, 2013, the new ordinance provides that all employers in Broward County must post a notice to their employees regarding wage recovery. Several organizations, including the Federal Government, the State of Florida and Indian Tribes, are exempt from the ordinance. More…

 

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