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Is Your Florida LLC Safe from Lawsuits? on pbl-law.com

Is Your Florida LLC Safe from Lawsuits?

By meg bacon |

Setting up an LLC is a common first step for many small businesses. But are you personally still vulnerable to lawsuits? Small business owners find an overwhelming benefit from creating an LLC in Florida: limiting liability for themselves as individuals against outside entities such as clients and customers, as well as vendors and even… Read More »

The Contract Mistakes Small Business Owners Make on pbl-law.com

The Contract Mistakes Small Business Owners Make

By meg bacon |

Avoiding these 10 common issues prevents you from getting stuck in a bad contract There’s a common phrase in legal circles: ignorantia juris non excusat – ignorance of the law excuses no one. In other words, not knowing about a law isn’t a good reason to violate it. The same principle holds true when… Read More »

Can You Fire an Employee on Worker’s Compensation? on pbl-law.com

Can You Fire an Employee on Worker’s Compensation?

By meg bacon |

The basics of worker’s compensation Statutory worker’s compensation benefits are available in Florida to ensure employees are protected for injuries sustained on the job. These benefits can take the form of lost wages, medical expenses, disability payments, and the cost of rehabilitation. This benefits the employee, of course, but also the employer, because it… Read More »

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 »

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