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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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When a Customer Accuses an Employee of Theft, it is Time to Legal-Up

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Thanks to what is known as “respondeat superior,” an employer may be held liable for an employee’s wrongful or negligent actions that are carried out within an employee’s normal scope of work. For instance, if an accountant is responsible for taking client payment information over the phone and entering it into the system, and… Read More »

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Tips for a More Efficient Merger, Part 2: Organizing Data

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

As we stated in our previous post, mergers and acquisitions may be standard business maneuvers, but they are still complicated and take considerable time and know-how to complete. Businesses that approach the merger process without a clear idea of what they are doing or what the investigative agency is looking for risk putting a… Read More »

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How to Deal With a Breach of a Business Contract

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

A breach of contract in business has the potential to be costly and financially devastating, especially for smaller organizations. If a client, partner, investor, or anyone else you have a working relationship with violated a written agreement, you have the option to sue the offending party. While not all violations are worth filing a… Read More »

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Will Your Counterclaim Backfire on You?

By Edward J. Jennings, P.A. |

Nobody wants to get sued, but unfortunately, it does happen despite one’s best intentions to prevent it, and it can happen to you. When a lawsuit does occur, it is only natural to wrack your brain for what you did wrong and to be indignant when you realize that you did everything right. To… Read More »

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