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On June 26, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis signed fifteen bills into law, including HB 441, a revision to the allowable maximum dollar amount for continuing contracts for construction projects. Increasing the dollar cap from $2 million to $4 million, the legislation revises the maximum dollar amount that a public entity can spend to procure certain services under a continuing contract.
- 11.14.18The Rules, They Are A Changin’: Recent Amendments to the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure and the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration
In our latest Florida Appellate Law Blog post, Fort Lauderdale associate Amy Wessel discusses some of the notable amendments to the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure and Florida Rules of Judicial Administration that will go into effect on January 1, 2019.
Chances are, parties to Florida real estate contracts didn’t give much thought to a force majeure clause when they drafted their agreement, other than to make sure there was one and, possibly, to make sure it covered hurricanes.
Hackers are taking advantage of the health scare to spread their own infections, including creating malicious Coronavirus-related domains and selling malware to other hackers on the dark web. Hackers will use society’s desire of having information on the latest developments. The danger of falling prey to phishing schemes is at an all-time high as people will tend to react more quickly to receive frequent coronavirus updates for their local area especially while working remotely from home.
Andrew Schwartz explains how and why contractors should use Florida’s Public Records Act to maximum effect in this “Bidding Smarter in Florida” series.
Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) claims are common in the hospitality industry and can result in significant financial damage. It is imperative that employers are proactive and review their timekeeping policies with legal counsel. Below are six of the most common FLSA-related pitfalls for employers to avoid.
As businesses reopen and employees working remotely begin to return to their workplaces, employers are facing difficult questions on how to prepare their workplaces to operate in the midst of a deadly pandemic. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) recently published guidance to assist employers and workers on how to safely return to the physical workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- 8.5.20Looking to Compel Arbitration? Recent Supreme Court Decision Suggests Additional Tools are Available
New U.S. Supreme Court Opinion discusses an expansive view of the Federal Arbitration Act, holding that federal courts can apply domestic laws to fill in the gaps where the New York Convention is silent, as yet another basis for courts to compel a dispute to arbitration.