Monthly Archives: May 2013

Florida Legislature Bars Cities, Counties From Mandating Employee Benefits

The Florida legislature recently passed a bill that bars local governments from mandating private businesses provide certain employee benefits. Commonly described as a “paid sick leave preemption” measure, the legislature acted to quash movements–like one in Orange County–that attempt to … Continue reading

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Retailers Must Avoid “Price-Fixing” And Other Illegal Restraints on Competition

Last month, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi sued Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Inc., for alleged price-fixing in the optical data disc drive market (i.e., CD-ROM and DVD-ROM drives). This is just the latest in a series of lawsuits against Hitachi and … Continue reading

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Federal Court Says Government Can’t Make Employers Post Pro-Union Notices

Small businesses must deal with a thicket of federal, state and local rules. Employer-employee relations is one of the most heavily regulated areas. But even government regulation has its limits, as a recent decision by a federal appeals court in … Continue reading

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What’s In a (Business) Name?

One of the first major decisions you’ll make in establishing a new Florida business is selecting a name. Even if you’re a sole proprietor who doesn’t take advantage of incorporation or limited liability protection, your business still requires a name … Continue reading

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