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J. LAYNE SMITH, Esq.

 
2629 Mitcham Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
United States of America

Phone Tel :  850-385-8000

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Administrative Law

 
Lawyer J. Layne Smith represents clients in administrative disputes with State agencies including: The Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Workers’ Compensation Compliance, and its Division of Fraud; The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, regarding licensing disputes; and The Florida Department of Revenue; regarding unemployment compensation taxes. “Don’t believe the bureaucrat who says, I´m from the government, and I’m here to help.” J. Layne Smith You only get one chance to make a first impression. Can you talk your way out of a problem with a state regulator? Will you only make the problem worse? The state will listen to a well prepared, forceful advocate.Moving quickly and sticking to a predetermined game plan most often results in the administrative problem being resolved with the least possible cost to the employer, without the matter expanding into related civil and/or criminal exposures. Administrative Law - Premium Disputes: J. Layne Smith practices administrative law, and he is an experienced administrative trial lawyer. Mr. Smith represents employers in administrative workers compensation premium disputes before the NCCI appeals board and the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. These disputes involve: •Classification codes •Payrolls/remuneration •Experience rating, including modification factors •Exemptions and separate coverage •Out of state contractors with in state exposures •Independent contractor status •Discounts •Deductions for materials •Statutory definitions •Other issues concerning premium calculations Administrative Law - Licensing and Disciplinary Actions:
 
 
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