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Considering a Business Bankruptcy? Here’s What Not to Do on pbl-law.com

Considering a Business Bankruptcy? Here’s What Not to Do

By meg bacon |

Avoid these mistakes when considering insolvency for your business Declaring business bankruptcy can be an overwhelming and stressful experience – not to mention all the worry you may have for the damage it can do to your reputation or the remainder of the company’s. When considering taking this big step for your business, there… Read More »

How Does Rental Proprty Factor Into My Estate Plan? on pbl-law.com

How Does Rental Property Factor Into My Estate Plan?

By meg bacon |

A well-structured plan prevents lawsuits from threatening a landlord’s other assets A risk of being a landlord of the commercial or residential property is the threat of lawsuits. An injured guest or tenant, a lease dispute, or a claim that you violated your tenant’s rights according to Florida law can wind up in the… Read More »

Can Employers Control an Employee’s Social Media Content? on pbl-law.com

Can Employers Control an Employee’s Social Media Content?

By meg bacon |

Navigating legislation, employee privacy, and a company’s liability risk Social media has brought a whole new set of considerations for how employers monitor their employees. Pew Research shows that 69% of the public now uses some type of social media. For example, if an employee posts a complaint or company secret on their public… Read More »

Why You Need an Exit Strategy From Your South Florida Business Partnership on pbl-law.com

Why You Need an Exit Strategy From Your South Florida Business Partnership

By meg bacon |

Eight reasons partners leave a business – and how having a plan in place avoids conflict It’s a sad reality of the business world: about 70 percent of business partnerships ultimately fail. And unfortunately, not all of those enjoy amicable endings. So while most people begin a partnership with optimism that they are in… Read More »

What Is Undue Influence and How Can It Become Elder Abuse? on pbl-law.com

What Is Undue Influence and How Can It Become Elder Abuse?

By meg bacon |

Individuals without the ability to consent may be victims of undue influence “Undue influence” sounds like the title of a New York Times best-seller or a Hollywood movie about how greed, betrayal, and deception are used to change the “last will and testament” of a wealthy recluse. It is important to note that “Undue… Read More »

Why A Western Court’s Ruling On Gender Pay Discrimination Matters To Florida Business on pbl-law.com

Why A Western Court’s Ruling On Gender Pay Discrimination Matters To Florida Business

By meg bacon |

The 9th Circuit Court takes a strong stance on gender pay equality – with potentially far-reaching consequences Calling it “an embarrassing reality of our economy,” the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this spring that companies can’t pay women less than men for performing the same job – regardless of their salary history. The… Read More »

9 Ways To Keep Your Business From Placing Your Personal Assets At Risk on pbl-law.com

9 Ways To Keep Your Business From Placing Your Personal Assets At Risk

By meg bacon |

Florida law allows for many affordable strategies to keep your assets safe It’s an unfortunate reality of today’s times: We live in a litigious society that puts everyone’s assets at risk. While your primary residence, qualified retirement plan, and most annuities and life insurance investments are protected in Florida, many valuable personal assets –… Read More »

Estate Planning Under the New Tax Law on pbl-law.com

Estate Planning Under the New Tax Law

By meg bacon |

How will the new tax code impact estate planning goals? Under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, there is now greater opportunity for individuals with large estates to take advantage of the estate and gift tax exemption. It’s important to understand what this means for your estate planning goals. What is estate tax?… Read More »

Guidelines for Selling a Tenant-Occupied Property in Florida on pbl-law.com

Guidelines for Selling a Tenant-Occupied Property in Florida

By meg bacon |

Whether you’re an experienced landlord or brand new to renting, there will probably come a time when you want to sell your property. If you’ve made the decision to sell, make sure to consider your current tenants. There are special considerations for tenant-occupied properties, and you may be unsure of how to proceed. What… Read More »

Are You Properly Classifying Your Employees? on pbl-law.com

Are You Properly Classifying Your Employees?

By meg bacon |

You can run afoul of the IRS and face strict fines if you misclassify workers. Are they truly independent contractors, or are they actually employees? The new tax law is sparking a trend for people to try and take advantage of the 20% pass-through deduction that’s now available to businesses and contractors who set… Read More »

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