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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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Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Overtime Lawsuit Against Florida Motel Owner

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires certain employers to pay employees time-and-a-half for overtime—that is, hours worked in excess of 40 per week. If the employer fails to pay the required overtime, the FLSA allows the employee to sue … Continue reading

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Basic Record-keeping for Florida Corporations and LLCs

When you organize your Florida small business as a corporation or limited liability company, as opposed to a sole proprietorship, state law imposes certain record-keeping requirements. A corporation or LLC must make certain types of documents available to any shareholder … Continue reading

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Understanding an Employer’s Duties Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers to make “reasonable accommodations” for employees with certain recognized physical and mental disabilities. It is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an employee based on his or her disability. This extends to … Continue reading

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Understanding LLC Operating Agreements

A limited liability company (LLC) provides a flexible legal entity for one or more persons to enter into business together. An LLC combines the liability protections of a corporation with the governance benefits of a partnership. As an LLC, you … Continue reading

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Leasing Equipment for Your Florida Business

Many Florida business owners have asked themselves the question: Lease or Own?  In most cases this refers to commercial real estate.  In the past it was virtually unthinkable for retail businesses to consider owning property.  However, with rock bottom interest … Continue reading

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