Media Contact: Elizabeth Ray
FRLA Press Secretary
(Tallahassee, FL) The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) issued the following statement on the Administration’s announcement that implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) employer mandate, originally scheduled for January 1, 2014, has been delayed until 2015:
“We are thankful the Administration delayed the ACA employer mandate deadline, giving businesses across Florida the chance to properly implement the new regulations,” said Carol Dover, President and CEO of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. “The hospitality industry is Florida’s largest employer, and there are still concerns about how to effectively fulfill the requirements without negatively impacting our economy. We are hopeful this delay will give us the chance to provide insight, gain knowledge, and encourage the positive growth of our industry.”
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About the Florida Restaurant and Lodging AssociationFRLA’s mission is to ‘Protect, Educate and Promote’ Florida’s hospitality industry – which represents a $71.8 billion industry, 23% of Florida’s economy, $4.3 billion in sales tax revenue, and over one million employees, making it Florida’s largest employer. It is Florida’s premier non-profit, hospitality industry trade association. FRLA safeguards the needs of the hospitality industry, improves the business climate, promotes the highest levels of quality and safety for our patrons, provides legislative advocacy, and eases navigation of government regulation. The Association represents and serves more than 10,000 independent and household name members, suppliers, and theme parks. For more information, go to www.FRLA.org.