Florida Labor Laws and Breaks

Please note this blog post is written for employers, although we understand it may be of interest to employees as well. At this time, our firm only represents business owners and employers. If you need assistance with a legal matter as an employee, please consult a firm that represents employees. Under Florida labor laws, breaks are not required. However,...

Can an Employer Sue an Employee

Please note this blog post is written for employers, although we understand it may be of interest to employees as well. At this time, our firm only represents business owners and employers. If you need assistance with a legal matter as an employee, please consult a firm that represents employees. If you are a small business owner suing an...

Lawyer drafting contract

Please note this blog post is written for employers, although we understand it may be of interest to employees as well. At this time, our firm only represents business owners and employers. If you need assistance with a legal matter as an employee, please consult a firm that represents employees. Non-compete agreements are a great tool for businesses to...

Defamation of Character

If a former employee has been bad-mouthing you, you may be able to sue them for defamation of character. Florida law allows people to share their opinions or make critical statements. But it also protects people from lies that can damage their reputations or careers. If you believe you have a claim against a former employee for defamation, a...

Contract for Equity in Your Company

A contract for equity provides a powerful path to business success while preserving cash assets. Sometimes called an employee equity agreement, these contracts allow you to compensate employees—all or in part—by conveying an equity share in your business. Typically, employees will earn part of their compensation through a traditional salary. The rest is paid in increasing ownership shares in...

Talk to a Lawyer About Your Florida Employee Handbook

In Florida, an employee handbook lawyer can help you avoid costly legal battles with current and former employees. An effective policy manual defines your expectations and communicates what your employees can expect from you in return. When used correctly, your handbook provides managers and supervisors with the tools they need to do their jobs. Finally, should you find yourself...

Joint Venture Agreements in Florida

Are you thinking of starting a joint venture in Florida? If you are considering a specific business opportunity with another person, a joint venture may be the best fit for you. A joint venture is any kind of business partnership formed between two or more individuals. These business partnerships are memorialized in a Joint Venture Agreement. People can form...

What is Promissory Estoppel in Florida?

In a promissory estoppel situation, there are two parties who essentially acted as though there was a contract. These situations arise more frequently than you would think according to Business Disputes Attorney Michael Long. It happens all the time, where one or both parties act like a contract is done and settled before it actually is. In those cases...

Why You Should Consider a Florida Benefit Corporation

A Florida benefit corporation is a relatively new entity that is available for companies that benefit the public. Under Florida state law, a Florida benefit corporation must have “a material, positive effect on society and the environment, taken as a whole.” This type of corporation was only recently created in Florida in 2014. The goal is to allow companies...