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Category Archives: Business Litigation

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Wage Theft Hearings Resume in Florida

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

One of the biggest issues for workers is that they don’t always get paid for the hours they worked. These employees have earned their wages but do not always get paid their full hourly rate. In some cases, they get no money at all. Hearings for these cases were postponed in Florida due to… Read More »

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Businesses Applying for Paycheck Protection Program Accused of Fraud

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

COVID-19 has brought out lots of sickness and death throughout the United States. It has also brought about a lot of economic uncertainty as millions of people have lost their jobs. People across the country are struggling to pay bills and rent. The poor are getting even poorer, and many using food banks and… Read More »

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What is Force Majeure in a Business Contract?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Many business contracts include a clause outlining force majeure. Force majeure refers to an act of God that makes it difficult to carry out the terms of a contract. Based on the specific situation, carrying out the terms of the contract would be inadvisable, impractical, impossible or even illegal. One common example is natural… Read More »

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Does Your Company Need a Non-Disclosure Agreement?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Hiring a new employee can be an exciting time in the life of a young company. The best workers are smart and have great ideas to help a business grow and reach its potential. However, these employees will likely be privy to classified and sensitive information in order for them to do their jobs… Read More »

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Are Your Trade Secrets Protected Under Florida Law?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

If you own and operate a business, you might have an interest in protecting your secrets. You may even make sure your employees sign a non-compete or confidentiality agreement. While there are several measures you yourself can take to prevent the theft of your trade secrets, it does not hurt to have the law… Read More »

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What Role Does a Lawyer Play in Mergers & Acquisitions?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) occur when two or more companies combine their businesses and assets. M&A encompasses a range of different business transactions, including consolidations and purchase of assets. Often, businesses will combine when they have complementary strengths and weaknesses. The idea is to improve synergy and increase market performance. All that sounds like… Read More »

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Should You Incorporate Your Florida Business?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Operating a business anywhere poses its share of challenges. One such challenge you may face is whether or not you should incorporate your business. If you operate a business in the state of Florida, you may be thinking about incorporating and wondering whether or not doing so would create more benefits than risks. Incorporating… Read More »

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What to Do When Your Partner Dies and Leaves His or Her Share to a Spouse

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

It is not uncommon for a businessperson in a partnership to leave his or her share of a company to a spouse in his or her will. However, issues may arise upon the death of that partner, especially when the recipient spouse is unwilling or unable to take over the responsibilities that the share… Read More »

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Is a Handshake Considered a Binding Contract in Florida?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

These days, nothing is legally binding unless it is written in ink and signed…or is it? Florida recognizes both written and oral contracts, something Florida Power & Light, Co. (FPL), a major energy company, learned the hard way last year. According to court reports, a realtor met a representative of FPL at a parents’… Read More »

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What You Need to Know to Avoid Worker Classification Issues

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Independent contractors are an increasingly popular alternative to full-time employees, as independent contractors cost much less and are less of a liability than full-time workers…or are they? While independent contractors CAN pose less of a liability, when workers are misclassified as contractors, they can actually create quite a headache for employers. If you are… Read More »

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