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February 2016 Archives

A look at the Miami condo market for 2016

Real estate in Miami, Florida, is constantly fluctuating, which makes it essential for developers, builders and others to keep an eye on the market. The movement from the lows of the recession to the current state of affairs in commercial and residential properties has been significant. Experts believe that 2016 will be good to a limited number in South Florida real estate.

Contract Disputes Avoiding breach of contract with a modification

Contracts govern the way many small businesses in Florida conduct their trade. As the Florida Bar points out, the offer and acceptance made between two or more parties create the legal framework for the services or goods that are provided in exchange for compensation. Once a contract is signed, it is legally binding. Failing to meet the terms of the agreement is known as breach of contract, and is grounds for a lawsuit.

Sexual misconduct can affect anyone in a company

There are certain topics and behaviors that are not appropriate in the workplace, and comments about sex, unwanted physical contact and other sexual conduct are generally understood to be on that list. When discussing sexual harassment, people may immediately imagine the scene as a male supervisor requesting sexual favors from a female in exchange for advancement. However, as RoleReboot.org points out, women are not the only ones who are susceptible to sexual harassment.

Arbitration in construction disputes: Everyone wins

Whether you've been in the construction industry for decades or you're a property owner embarking on your first building project, you're probably aware of the potential for a dispute in your business agreement. Just because you're operating under a contract doesn't mean that disagreements can't arise. If they do, what's your next move?

Accommodating mental health disabilities in the workplace

When it comes to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act, creating a workspace for an employee with physical disabilities may be the first thing that comes to mind. However, there are millions of adults in the United States who have serious mental illnesses that compromise their ability to excel in their careers without some adjustments. In fact, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 4.2 percent of the adults in America have a mental illness that is severe enough to affect functionality.

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