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How the Pregnancy Workers Fairness Act of 2023 Compares to the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978

March 29, 2024 Hospitality Industry Legal Blog

Regulations related to pregnant workers were recently expanded by the Pregnancy Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), effective June 27, 2023. In this blog post, we will evaluate how the PWFA compares to its predecessor, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (PDA), to understand how regulations related to pregnant workers have changed […]

Overview of Proposed Florida Employment Legislation for the 2024 Legislative Session

March 4, 2024 Hospitality Industry Legal Blog

Proactive monitoring of the developing employment legislation and regulations is beneficial for businesses to defray the potential costs of substantial, unprepared operational adjustments that may be required to obtain compliance with employment legislation after its passage. There’s no better way to get a pulse on proposed employment legislation than traveling […]

Part III: What Documents Matter Most In Determining Share Value in a Buyout? An Analysis of Key Documents and Why They Matter

September 21, 2021 Communications & Media Industry Legal Blog, Construction Industry Legal Blog, Franchising Industry Legal Blog, Healthcare Industry Legal Blog, Hospitality Industry Legal Blog, Manufacturing & Distribution Industry Legal Blog, Professional Services Industry Legal Blog, Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog, Technology Industry Legal Blog

Different situations can lead to a corporate buyout.  As a business move, a majority shareholder may seek to buyout the minority shareholders or one company may seek to acquire a majority of another company’s shares.  Buyouts may also be contractually forced under a company’s governing documents or legally forced by […]

Part II: What Documents Matter Most In Determining Share Value in a Buyout? An Analysis of Key Documents and Why They Matter

September 13, 2021 Communications & Media Industry Legal Blog, Construction Industry Legal Blog, Franchising Industry Legal Blog, Healthcare Industry Legal Blog, Hospitality Industry Legal Blog, Manufacturing & Distribution Industry Legal Blog, Professional Services Industry Legal Blog, Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog, Technology Industry Legal Blog

Different situations can lead to a corporate buyout.  As a business move, a majority shareholder may seek to buyout the minority shareholders or one company may seek to acquire a majority of another company’s shares.  Buyouts may also be contractually forced under a company’s governing documents or legally forced by […]

Part I: What Documents Matter Most In Determining Share Value in a Buyout? An Analysis of Key Documents and Why They Matter

September 8, 2021 Communications & Media Industry Legal Blog, Construction Industry Legal Blog, Franchising Industry Legal Blog, Healthcare Industry Legal Blog, Hospitality Industry Legal Blog, Manufacturing & Distribution Industry Legal Blog, Professional Services Industry Legal Blog, Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog, Technology Industry Legal Blog

Different situations can lead to a corporate buyout.  As a business move, a majority shareholder may seek to buyout the minority shareholders, or one company may seek to acquire a majority of another company’s shares.  Buyouts may also be contractually forced under a company’s governing documents or legally forced by […]

What Every Florida Community Association and Building Owner Needs to Know About Florida’s 10-Year Construction Defect Statute of Repose

August 9, 2021 Community Association Industry Legal Blog, Construction Industry Legal Blog, Healthcare Industry Legal Blog, Hospitality Industry Legal Blog, Insurance Industry Legal Blog

The recent tragedy of the Champlain Tower collapse in Surfside, Florida, has brought an even greater focus on building safety and maintenance by governments, building owners, and condominium and community associations throughout Florida.  As efforts are made to inspect and ensure the safety of buildings across the state, building owners, […]

Obtaining Attorney’s Fees Against Employees Who Represent Themselves in Employment Discrimination Cases

July 2, 2021 Hospitality Industry Legal Blog

Over the past decade there has been a sharp rise in employment discrimination lawsuits filed by pro se plaintiffs (i.e., former employee plaintiffs who represent themselves). Although litigation against an unrepresented party may seem like a layup, it actually requires significant expense to defend because pro se plaintiffs often lack […]

Considerations When Closing a Small Business with PPP or EIDL Debt

May 5, 2021 Hospitality Industry Legal Blog

Small businesses have relied on government assistance, including Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (“EIDL”) to survive the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic fallout; however, even with such help, many small businesses are facing the prospect of closing their doors with outstanding government loans and other obligations.  This […]

New Florida Law Gives Businesses Liability Protections From COVID-19 Claims

April 12, 2021 Healthcare Industry Legal Blog, Hospitality Industry Legal Blog, Insurance Industry Legal Blog, Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult on Florida businesses, particularly those in the hospitality, travel and restaurant industries, forcing many of them to close their doors to the public at various times and to suffer financial hardship. As businesses are beginning to re-open, a growing concern has […]

Five Key Construction Contract Terms That Every Building Owner Needs to Negotiate

April 5, 2021 Construction Industry Legal Blog, Healthcare Industry Legal Blog, Hospitality Industry Legal Blog

When a building owners hires a contractor to construct a building or other construction project, the contractor is often significantly more experienced when it comes to the ins and outs of the construction contract as well as the overall construction process.  Oftentimes, a building owner may simply accept the contract […]

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