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Dealing with zoning disputes for your new business

Posted by William J. Cook | Nov 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

You and your business partners have explored many corners of Florida, and you have finally found the ideal place to build and run your business. You have plans for a modern building with all the amenities to maximize the success of your company and draw clients and talented employees from near an...

Sweep accuses Blue Duck Express of breach of contract

Posted by William J. Cook | Nov 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

Upon entering a business agreement with another party, companies in Florida and elsewhere may expect their new partners to be capable of holding up their end of the arrangement. Allegations of failure to comply with the terms of a contract can lead to intense disputes that can have a significant ...

Demotion leads to allegations of breach of contract

Posted by William J. Cook | Oct 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

There could be a variety of scenarios in which a company in Florida or elsewhere might decide to make changes to its available positions of employment. In some cases, a similar decision could affect the careers of current employees and leave them in search of guidance on how to protect their inte...

Construction company files breach of contract claim

Posted by William J. Cook | Sep 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Once a company in Florida or elsewhere enters a contract to perform a major construction project, it may choose to devote all of its efforts into ensuring the project goes as planned. Should the other party choose to allocate a portion of the contracted work to another entity, the resulting loss ...

Did your employee report you for discrimination?

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

Perhaps you were blindsided to receive a notice from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, informing you that one of your employees had filed a formal complaint against you for discrimination. On the other hand, in your dealings with this employee, you may not be surprised that he or she w...

The various types of workplace discrimination

Posted by William J. Cook | Sep 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

There are laws in place that provide individuals in Florida and elsewhere with protection against certain forms of unjust treatment in the workplace. Unfortunately, this might not always stop discrimination from occurring and those who are subjected to such treatment can suffer in a variety of wa...

Walmart files breach of contract claim against Tesla

Posted by William J. Cook | Aug 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

When companies in Florida or elsewhere order products from another entity, they typically expect the items to work as intended. Not only can a defective product prove costly and/or time-consuming to replace, in some cases, a faulty item could also create a potential safety hazard. Walmart has rec...

Trucking company faces breach of contract claim

Posted by William J. Cook | Aug 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

The sudden termination of a business arrangement could have a significant impact on the future of each party involved. In some cases, there could also be provisions within the terms of the previous arrangement that might prevent a company in Florida from seeking a similar arrangement with another...

Olaplex and L’Oreal engage in trade secret disputes

Posted by William J. Cook | Aug 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

When a company in Florida and elsewhere develops a game-changing product or operational procedure, it may wish to take every measure necessary to protect its intellectual property. Should the company learn that another party has gained access to and is using sensitive information without consent,...

Noncompete agreements: Staying up to date on changes

Posted by William J. Cook | Jul 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Many businesses in Florida and elsewhere seek to protect their interests by requiring employees to sign a noncompete agreement upon accepting a position within the company. The rules and regulations that govern noncompete agreements are subject to change from time to time. Keeping up to date on c...

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