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The Basics of Florida Partition Law on pbl-law.com

The Basics of Florida Partition Law

By Steve |

You have a legal right to seek court-appointed help with dividing or selling property that you co-own Flashback to your preschool days. You and several playmates are fighting over the Lego set. Things started out fine. You were all sharing. But then stuff happened. Now you don’t want to play together, and nobody can decide… Read More »

Trust Beneficiaries and Adoption Challenges: What You Need to Know on pbl-law.com

Trust Beneficiaries and Adoption Challenges: What You Need to Know

By Steve |

Can an adopted child be added to a multi-generational discretionary trust? And can that addition be legally challenged by another beneficiary? When families with a large amount of wealth want to protect their assets over the long-term, they often turn to multi-generational discretionary trusts – also called “dynasty trusts.” Unlike standard trusts, dynasty trusts… Read More »

How a Proposed Florida Constitutional Revision Could Affect Employers Statewide on pbl-law.com

How a Proposed Florida Constitutional Revision Could Affect Employers Statewide

By Steve |

A proposed amendment will impact Florida companies that hire undocumented workers A controversial amendment to the state constitution could have a big impact on some Florida industries if it makes it to the November ballot. If passed, proposal P29 would require all Florida employers to use the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Employment Authorization… Read More »

Ways to Protect Your Assets in Florida on pbl-law.com

Ways to Protect Your Assets in Florida

By Steve |

Florida residents have a variety of asset-protection strategies to choose from You’ve spent years building your family’s wealth, and it’s only natural to want to protect it – especially in today’s litigious world, where an individual or business could be only a lawsuit away from financial ruin. No matter what industry you work in,… Read More »

The U.S. Department of Labor has Created a Self-Audit Pilot Program for Business Payroll Errors on pbl-law.com

The U.S. Department of Labor has Created a Self-Audit Pilot Program for Business Payroll Errors

By Steve |

Learn how both employers and employees could be affected Employers routinely deal with numerous issues when running a business, and an essential one is payroll. Even for small businesses, maintaining accurate payroll often is a struggle. Mistakes concerning overtime hours, miscalculation of wages, or even misclassifications of employees (e.g. not realizing an unpaid intern actually… Read More »

How to Avoid Pregnancy Discrimination in Your Business on pbl-law.com

How to Avoid Pregnancy Discrimination in Your Business

By Steve |

Knowing state and federal laws can help you avoid liability In today’s litigious world, it’s easy for a business to be accused of employment discrimination, including cases dealing with pregnant employees or applicants – and that can lead to serious financial consequences. For example, in 2017, furniture company Rooms to Go paid $55,000 to… Read More »

Can Florida Estates be Sued for Damages? on pbl-law.com

Can Florida Estates be Sued for Damages?

By Steve |

You can only sue an entity, and Florida law does not recognize an estate as one It’s legalese and it’s complicated. But in general terms, an estate is the net worth of a person in the eyes of the law. It’s the sum of all their assets, and it usually doesn’t get much attention… Read More »

13 Tips for Negotiating Savvy Contracts on pbl-law.com

13 Tips for Negotiating Savvy Contracts

By Steve |

How to avoid hostile contract negotiations From defining the relationships with employees and office space to vendors, contracts are a regular part of the business world. But bad contracts cost companies an average of nearly 10 percent of their revenue every year, according to the International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (ICCM). Many… Read More »

Who Qualifies as an “Unpaid” Intern? on pbl-law.com

Who Qualifies as an “Unpaid” Intern?

By Steve |

The Department of Labor adopts the “primary beneficiary” test Any company using interns understands their intrinsic value. Because they’re often college students or other young go-getters, interns typically are full of energy and new ideas and they aim to please. And of course, one of the biggest benefits of an intern program is that… Read More »

How to Talk to Your Parents About Their Estate on pbl-law.com

How to Talk to Your Parents About Their Estate

By Steve |

4 tips for talking about money and mortality before there is a crisis If you would rather have a root canal than talk to your parents about their estate plans and retirement finances, you aren’t alone. Whether it’s the taboo against broaching topics like money and death, parents’ fear of losing control, or children’s… Read More »

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