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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

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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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Condominium Transfer Fees in Florida

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Moving into a new home involves many costs – some anticipated and some unanticipated – for both homeowners and rental tenants. Anticipated costs may include such items as relocation expenses and insurance. Other costs, such as renovation costs and expenses for new furnishings and fixtures, can be anticipated or unexpected. For any Florida condominium… Read More »

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Can My Business Operate as an LLC in Florida?

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If you are starting up a new business this year, one important consideration is how that business will operate, or, in other words, your choice of business form. For many new businesses these days, the LLC is a popular choice. In fact, according to the Department of State, Division of Corporations, there were well… Read More »

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Florida Lien Law – What Does Your Contract Say About Who Pays Subcontractors?

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Florida’s lien law is made up of several parts, each of which governs liens in different types of businesses or industries. The first part of the lien law – which covers construction liens – covers construction liens, an important subject for anyone involved in a construction project, whether a contractor, subcontractor, or property owner…. Read More »

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Attorney Brendan A. Sweeney of Sweeney Law, P.A. Featured in the March Edition of the Broward County Bar Barrister – TRIAL TECHNOLOGY STEPS

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Use of Courtroom Technology in The 17th Judicial Circuit Attorneys we regularly have to use technology in the courtroom, which ranges from evidentiary hearings with the use of a video clip, to a full-blown trial with several videos, power point presentations, online presentations, and the like. The last thing you want to do is… Read More »

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Legal Remedies for Slow Moving Contractors

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Home improvement projects involve time and effort – from the planning stages to finding a contractor to finally seeing the plan take shape. Sometimes, the time it takes in between finding a contractor and seeing the plan take shape seems excessive. Complaints about undue delay are not uncommon. Homeowners (or other contracting parties) often… Read More »

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