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Negotiating severance packages in Florida

Posted by William J. Cook | Jan 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

Losing your job can be a difficult and traumatic experience; however, severance payments can soften the blow. If you are about to get laid off and want to make the most of your severance package, there are certain things you need to know. What is a severance package? A severance package is a lump...

The advantages of mediation in business disputes

Posted by William J. Cook | Oct 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

There is more than one way to resolve a business dispute. You might consider taking the matter to court, but a full-blown trial can quickly drain time and money. Accordingly, many litigation-wary business leaders turn to mediation to find a more efficient means of resolving disagreements with bus...

Enforcing a non-compete agreement in Florida

Posted by William J. Cook | Sep 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

Non-compete agreements are slightly controversial. In some jurisdictions, it's hard to even enforce them. That's not the case in Florida, where non-competes are seen as a way to level the playing field in the business world. Because of non-competes, entrepreneurs who spend time and money training...

Ways to handle business partnership disputes

Posted by William J. Cook | Jun 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

In any relationship, you are bound to have disagreements and disputes. This is especially true when it comes to business partnerships. It is very common for two business partners to butt heads concerning important decisions about their business, so here are a few ways to handle business partnersh...

Non-compete agreement essentials

Posted by William J. Cook | Apr 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

Understanding the intricacies of non-compete agreements is the first step in deciding whether to use them for business purposes in Florida. This is a simple breakdown of these agreements' principle aspects and how using them has advantages and disadvantages. Non-compete agreements Non-compete agr...

Partnership disputes: How to properly handle them

Posted by William J. Cook | Jan 05, 2021 | 0 Comments

Running a business in Florida can be stressful on its own, but add an opposing voice, and it can make day-to-day operations almost impossible. However, it doesn't have to be that way. If the right actions are taken by both partners, the chances and the severity of disputes dramatically decrease. ...

How does mediation work?

Posted by William J. Cook | Dec 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

While mediation is commonly used in divorce cases, an increasing number of employers in Florida are using mediation to resolve workplace issues. Mediation involves hiring a neutral third party to help two parties talk about their issues and come to an agreement. When done successfully, mediation ...

Wrestling stars sue former business partner

Posted by William J. Cook | Sep 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

According to a civil complaint filed in Florida, two wrestling stars have filed a lawsuit against their former business partner for allegedly breaching a business contract. The complaint was filed in Orange County by EC3 and Braun Strowman, alleging breach of contract, theft and fraud against the...

Knowing the options when facing partnership disputes

Posted by William J. Cook | Jan 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

The presence of conflict in a business relationship could create a rift between the parties involved and there may be a variety of potential consequences to such a situation. Individuals in Florida who engage in disputes with a business associate may have several options to consider as they prepa...

Has defamation put your company’s reputation at risk?

Posted by William J. Cook | Jan 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

When you first started your Florida business, you wanted it to become a success. You knew that you would have to gain the trust of investors, employees, clients and customers in order to reach that success. Fortunately, over the years, you have been able to ensure that your company has a standup ...

Restaurant closes amid noncompete agreement disputes

Posted by William J. Cook | Jan 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

A business contract between two or more parties in Florida and across the nation could include terms that cover a multitude of factors and scenarios. Due to the complex nature of similar types of arrangements, any disputes that stem from such contracts can be highly debatable matters. A restauran...

Apple accuses former employee of breach of contract

Posted by William J. Cook | Dec 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

There may be a variety of scenarios in which a company in Florida or elsewhere may feel that a former employee has violated the terms of his or her business contract. The disputes that arise from allegations of a breach of contract can be highly complex matters that could leave all parties involv...

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