THE SCOURGE OF PROFESSIONAL PLAINTIFFS

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The ADA is a noble law, and not just for bleeding-heart types of reasons. Certainly, it is primarily motivated by the emotional desire to see those among us suffering from a disability enjoy the same opportunities as everyone else. But it also seeks to do so reasonably. On the employment side, it insists on a dialogue and asks employers to … Read More

CHOOSE YOUR REGISTERED AGENT CAREFULLY

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For businesses, the first quarter of each year brings a number of fiscal and legal obligations.  A business must, for instance, file its Annual Report with the State of Florida.  And when doing so, it must confirm (or change) the identity of its Registered Agent. Many business owners name themselves as their companies’ Registered Agents, and that works in most … Read More

EXCEPTION TO THE EXCEPTION

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Companies of a certain size are subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act and must pay overtime to most employees who work more than 40 hours a week.  Congress has also specified that hours worked are calculated “portal to portal,” meaning that the clock starts ticking when an employee first gets to work.  As a consequence, time worked includes time … Read More