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July 2016 Archives

How are undocumented workers often treated unfairly?

It is common throughout Florida for there to be a wide diversity of employees across all industries. Many of Hispanic descent have located to Miami and the surrounding areas, in part because of the abundance of work opportunities in the construction and hospitality sectors. If you employ migrant workers, you no doubt realize that they have as much of a right to work in a safe and fair workplace as anyone else. Unfortunately, there are some employers who take advantage of their undocumented workers’ status.

Is your company’s dress code policy enforceable?

Federal law does not necessarily dictate the way your company in Florida addresses the appearance of your employees. However, the Houston Chronicle points out that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission does have something to say about the way that you apply dress codes. To avoid employee harassment charges, you may want to familiarize yourself with the ways that a worker may feel you are violating his or her rights on the job.

What you need to know about title and title insurance

The title to a property is an important factor in any commercial real estate purchase in Florida. Before the transaction is finalized, the business owner will need to know that the title is free and clear. Even when this information has been provided, the buyer will probably be required to purchase title insurance.

Protecting contracts from changes in precedent

Business law has many complexities that may present challenges for you and your company as you draft contracts. Failing to adhere to the terms of an agreement has the potential to spark serious litigation that may damage your business. At Welbaum Guernsey, we often answer contractual questions about federal and state laws, as well as legal precedent.

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