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The Hotel Industry: National and Statewide Effects of the Pandemic

By Sweeney Law, PA |

The hospitality industry has been particularly hard hit economically in terms of job losses and furloughs that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. At the national level, Fox Business reported this week that the number of jobs lost in the hospitality and leisure industry is more than seven and a half million. Based on… Read More »

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The Rise of Digital Real Estate Closings

By Sweeney Law, PA |

The COVID-19 pandemic has effected changes that cut across a wide swath of businesses. As of the middle of March, according to USA Today, among the industries that have been most adversely affected by the pandemic are: Gambling Airlines Hotels movie theaters live sports Cruises Shipping Automakers oil and gas Retail food service. Residential… Read More »

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Real Estate Markets and Coronavirus – Some Facts and Current Trends

By Sweeney Law, PA |

The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has created and continues to create unprecedented changes in and challenges to the ways we live our lives. Along with considerations that affect how we live our lives, the pandemic has affected where we live, especially for those seeking to buy, sell, or rent new homes. While the long-term effects… Read More »

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COVID-19 Lawsuits – Liability Concerns

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As businesses begin to resume operations in some parts of Florida and in other states across the nation, consumer health and safety concerns in light of COVID-19 are presenting new questions and posing new challenges. Among these questions and challenges is how litigation based on COVID-19 will be handled. According to a report in… Read More »

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Landowners’ Dock Rights: Riparian and Littoral Rights Under Florida Law

By Sweeney Law, PA |

South Florida boasts spectacular waterways and offers coastal living at its best. In the Fort Lauderdale area, residents enjoy close proximity to the sea and can enjoy water recreation and relaxation all year long. Of course, some landowners live closer to the sea than others. For some of those landowners, who have direct access… Read More »

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Marriage-Based Employment Discrimination in Florida

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Discrimination in the workplace is prohibited in Florida by federal and state laws. In an employment discrimination lawsuit, it is generally up to the employee alleging that the discrimination occurred to present all of the elements of a discrimination claim, and then up to the employer to show that the treatment of the employee… Read More »

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Unfair Business Practices Under Florida’s Unfair Competition Laws

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Florida’s small business community plays a significant role in keeping the Sunshine State’s economy vibrant and strong. According to 2018 data provided by the United States Small Business Administration, small businesses comprised more than 99 percent of all Florida businesses and employed over three million people.  The operations of small businesses (and all businesses)… Read More »

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Employment Agreements and Restrictive Covenants

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Contracts are made up of promises. For example, one party to a contract may promise to do some type of work while the other party promises to pay for that work. The promises on both sides are referred to, in law, as covenants. Most often, contractual covenants require one party or the other to… Read More »

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Construction Defects – Time Limits under Florida’s Statute of Limitations

By Sweeney Law, PA |

Moving day, whether it involves moving into a brand-new home or an older home that has been renovated, renewed or refreshed, is the culmination of a long planning process that involves many details and lots of decisions. Even a more limited construction project, such as an addition or a renovation, requires careful attention and… Read More »

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Preventing Construction Worker Falls

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Workplace injuries occur across all industries and can affect workers in all roles. When it comes to worker fatalities in industry, the construction industry factors significantly in statistical calculations. According to OSHA, on-the-job fatalities, lead to more than 14 deaths per day across all industry sectors in 2018. Of private industry fatalities for the… Read More »

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