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June 2018 Archives

How can I handle racism in the workplace?

Even if you take great strides to remove racism from your Miami workplace, chances are it may still persist. Accordingly, it’s up to you to ensure everyone is treated fairly, no matter their race, gender, sexual orientation, or country of origin. Inc. offers the following tips for quelling racist behaviors and actions in your place of work.

What is a construction surety bond?

If you wish to become a licensed Florida construction contractor and your FICO credit score is below 660, you must obtain a construction license bond, also called a construction surety bond. The Construction Industry Licensing Board requires you to provide this bond so as to prove your financial responsibility.

When litigation pushes a business to shut down

We have covered many different topics related to business litigation on this blog, but some are especially tough for business owners. There are many reasons why businesses are taken to court, from contract disputes to matters involving employment law (unpaid overtime, sexual harassment, discrimination, etc.). Sometimes, the penalties and other consequences associated with a lawsuit are so severe that they prompt a business to shut down. Whether you own a large corporation or small firm, litigation can be incredibly damaging with respect to your company's future and it is important to be prepared for the challenges that may lie ahead.

How can you create strong relationships with subcontractors?

Working with subcontractors is an excellent way to guarantee that you are using some of the best talent in Florida. You can draw on the strengths and proficiencies of others to perform impeccably in areas where you may need development. Creating strong relationships with the subcontractors you use is imperative to a successful outcome on any project. 

How to Create a Legally Binding Contract

If you’re a business owner in Miami working on a contract, you no doubt realize the importance of ensuring it’s legally binding. In fact, the best way to prevent troublesome and potentially costly contract disputes down the line is to make certain the document is sound in the first place. The U.S. Small Business Association offers the following tips for business owners working on drafting a contract.

What age should people begin estate planning?

In the United States, it is a sad fact that many people put off creating a trust and will until it is too late. One study conducted by the AARP found that as many as two out of every five Americans over the age of 45 do not have a will. However, it may work to many people's advantage to create a will well before the age of 45. 

Understanding a commercial lease

Potential commercial lessees in Florida should be aware of the fact that unlike a residential lease, a commercial lease can be, and often is, quite lengthy and complex. In addition, as FindLaw explains, a commercial lease differs from a residential lease in that it contains numerous terms that the lessor and lessee negotiated.

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