Thousands undone by Florida’s new stagnation remuneration laws

When 65-year-old Raymond Togyer isn’t polishing his resume or cold pursuit intensity employers, he’s spending hours trying, unsuccessfully, to navigate Florida’s labyrinthine stagnation remuneration system.

Togyer — who was laid off for a initial time in his adult life from a high-paying polite engineering pursuit in Jun — has spent a final 7 weeks promulgation and resending letters, staying on reason for hours and checking state websites, all to no avail.

He is one of hundreds of thousands of out-of-work Floridians flummoxed by what has turn a many tightfisted stagnation remuneration complement in a nation.

“They told me that we was authorised and that we was going to be removing $275 a week,” pronounced a Togyer, ofFort Lauderdale . “That was 7 weeks ago. To this day we have not perceived anything. I’m removal my assets to compensate my bills.”

Critics contend Gov. Rick Scott and Florida’s Legislature are behind a multipronged bid to shorten payments to authorised Floridians. A compulsory 45-question “skills review” and an online-only focus complement have total to shorten thousands of field from receiving aid. The U.S. Labor Department is questioning a complaints. A orator told a Herald/Times that Florida is auxiliary with their inquiry, though they would not criticism further.