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15
Jan

Construction Seminars: Causes of Action and Damages in Construction Defect Disputes – Current Issues and Developments

Guest post by Michael Bittner, Esquire, Marks Gray (Jacksonville) Construction projects involve many parties, from the developer to design professionals, to general contractors, to subcontractors, and to suppliers. When there is a problem on a construction project, some or all of those parties may be responsible. In a typical construction defect lawsuit, an owner may […]

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21
Dec

Registration is Open: Florida Law Alliance Winter Construction Conference

The Florida Law Alliance is pleased to offer a day of continuing education for those involved in the construction industry. The conference will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018, at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport-Town Center. Attend Live, In Person or Virtually We are pleased to announce that attendees have the option of […]

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02
Nov

HR Seminars: Florida Medical Marijuana and Its Impact on the Workplace

Guest post by Robert C. Shearman, Esquire, Henderson Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. (Fort Myers): While the infrastructure and implementing regulations are ramping up for the new law and the industry it will spawn, employers may be well served to use the time now to survey their approach to the law. Will the new law […]

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13
Oct

HR Seminars: Transparency, Efficiency and the EEOC Portal System

Guest post by Susan Smith Erdelyi, Esquire, Marks Gray, Jacksonville Did you know that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is becoming paperless? That’s right. The agency now uses a portal for employer position statements and no longer accepts paper documents from employers. So, if your employer/client is still mailing paper documents to the EEOC, it’s […]

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03
Oct

HR Seminars: What You Need to Know About Employment Dispute Arbitration

Guest post by: Michael Schofield, Esq., Clark Partington (Pensacola, FL) Traditionally, when an employer and employee have a dispute over working conditions, terms, pay, or whatever, the employee quits or is fired, the employer then receives notice of a pending claim, either through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the EEOC), or the state’s agency, and […]

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26
Sep

HR Seminars: Deductions From Employees’ Salaries May Lead to Liability

Guest post by: Jeff Wilcox, Esq., Hill Ward Henderson (Tampa, FL) Are you making deductions from your exempt employees’ pay? If so, you may lose the right to classify the employee as exempt and, as a result, may end up owing the employee overtime pay for all overtime hours worked over the last two, or […]

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21
Sep

HR Seminars: Company Websites Under Attack – ADA Title III Expanding to the Internet

Guest post by: Craig Salner, Esq., Clarke Silverglate, PA (Miami, FL) Most South Florida practitioners are familiar with the barrage of recent lawsuits against places of public accommodation challenging their equal accessibility for the disabled. The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), a statute more known for its ban on disability discrimination in the workplace, has […]

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31
Jul

Registration is Open – 2017 Florida Law Alliance Fall Employment Law Conference

Join fellow human resource professionals and business owners for a one-day conference sponsored by the Florida Law Alliance. The conference will be held on Friday, November 10, 2017 at the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel. We are thrilled to have Michael Farrell, Esquire, the EEOC District Director in Miami as our guest speaker. Topics and […]

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06
Jun

Business Owners: Should You Arbitrate or Should You Litigate in Court?

Guest post by Henderson Franklin Attorneys Suzanne Boy and Carlos Kelly These are important questions, and like many questions involving the law, the answer is “It depends.” There are pros and cons to both arbitration and a traditional lawsuit in court. Arbitration can be (but is not always) faster. But faster doesn’t necessarily mean cheaper […]

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31
May

Why Employers Need to Review Employment and Confidentiality Agreements in Light of the Newly-Enacted Defense of Trade Secrets Act

Guest post by Mark Nieds, Esquire and Suzanne Boy, Esquire of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. Last week, the Defense of Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) was signed into law. The DTSA creates a federal legal scheme for the protection of trade secrets. Previously, protection of this form of intellectual property was solely a matter […]

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