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Understanding the Fiduciary Duties of Consignment Shops

Many Florida retailers sell goods on consignment. Florida law defines consignment as “accepting for sale…secondhand goods which, having once been used or transferred from the manufacturer to the dealer, are then received into the possession of a third party.” Under … Continue reading

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Junk Faxes May Prove Costly for Florida Dental Practice

Marketing is an essential activity for any small business. But it is important to make sure your efforts to promote the business do not land you in legal hot water. Many marketing activities are regulated by Florida and the federal … Continue reading

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Do I Need to Collect Sales Tax on Delivery Fees?

All Florida retailers need to be aware of their legal duty to collect state and local sales tax. The State of Florida imposes a general sales tax rate of six-percent. Individual counties within the state may assess their own discretionary … Continue reading

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Supreme Court May Address Religious Discrimination by Retailers

Many Florida retailers require employees to abide by a dress code. But such dress codes may conflict with federal law, which protects the religious rights of employees. An employer may not refuse a “reasonable accommodation” of an employee’s religious belief … Continue reading

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Tampa Arrest Highlights Danger of Debit Card Scams Targeting Retailers

Credit and debit cards are the lifeblood of many Florida retailers. But business owners must properly train their employees on how to handle declined cards lest they cost their bosses time and money. This lesson applies to large retailers just … Continue reading

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Federal Law Limits Shippers’ Liability, Even In Cases of Intentional Misconduct

If you’re a Florida retailer that does any business across state lines, such as sending or receiving packages, you need to be aware of federal laws that may affect your rights. While Florida law governs most business transactions and torts … Continue reading

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A Brief Guide to Florida Agencies That Regulate Retailers

If you’re a Florida retailer, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the number of federal, state and local government agencies that affect your business. There are more than a dozen state agencies in Florida alone that have jurisdiction over some … Continue reading

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Understanding “Obamacare”: What the Affordable Care Act Means for Florida Retailers

Despite reports of the federal government “shutdown” over congressional opposition to the Affordable Care Act—aka “Obamacare”—the new healthcare law still takes effect as of October 1. Florida retailers and other small businesses are understandably concerned about how the Affordable Care … Continue reading

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Federal Court Clarifies Employer Liability Under Workplace Safety Law

Like many other American businesses, Florida retailers must understand and comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Act, a federal law designed to guarantee safe working conditions for all employees. The Department of Labor enforces this law through the Occupational … Continue reading

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Florida Appeals Court Reinstates Lawsuit Over Employee Retention Plan

What constitutes a legally binding employment contract? In Florida, the courts generally will not enforce statements contained in an employee handbook, manual or similar document that merely summarizes the terms of employment. For example, in 2007 a federal judge in … Continue reading

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