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What Is Business Fraud?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

People are often encouraged to engage in illegal behavior due to one thing: money. Everybody wants more money and it can be hard to make a decent living. That’s why many businesses turn to fraud. Many people trust the companies they do business with. And while most are honest, some are not. They will… Read More »

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What To Look For In Vague Business Contracts

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

When it comes to agreements, details matter. When signing a contract, you want to ensure the terms are clear. When things are vague or unclear, it can cause frustration and even business disputes down the road. Don’t sign a contract unless you are clear on specific terms. Here are some vague business terms to… Read More »

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What Is Employment Discrimination?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

We all have the right to work regardless of what we look like, how old we are, or who we are attracted to. However, some employers engage in discrimination, treating employees inferior to others. They may deny these employees promotions or even demote them for some reason. While it’s acceptable to demote an employee… Read More »

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Avoiding Debt Collectors: Options For Struggling Businesses

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Many businesses are having trouble paying bills due to the coronavirus pandemic. The quarantines and lockdowns have caused businesses to suffer tremendously. Many have had to change their operations, lay off staff, shut down entirely and even file for bankruptcy. If you refuse to pay your bills, though, you could end up being harassed… Read More »

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Wage Theft In Restaurants

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Many people work long hours, only to not get paid the money they deserve. They are not paid for all the hours they work. They are paid below minimum wage. Their earned tips are stolen by their managers. This is called wage theft, a common practice in the restaurant industry, from fast food places… Read More »

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How A Contract Can Help Freelancers Avoid Disputes

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Many people enjoy the freelance life. It allows them to work on their schedule and take on the projects they want to work on. Many work with multiple clients and get paid decent money. Unless they don’t. Freelancers are notorious for not getting paid and getting treated poorly by clients. There is a lot… Read More »

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Florida Businesses Dealing With Payment Disputes

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

In the world of business, not all sales are final. Payment issues are common. A retailer may sell an item of clothing, only to have the customer return it the next day because it’s not the right size. Or maybe a customer bought a computer, only to find out that it didn’t work. Returns… Read More »

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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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