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Norton Hammersley Litigation 0 Comments

Contracts are at the heart of practically all business transactions. Individuals who work in the Sarasota business community know that in order to secure goods and services for the benefit one’s corporate entity one will likely have to enter into a contractual agreement with other parties. At its simplest level, a contract is an agreement whereby one party accepts the …

Employee or Independent Contractor?

Darren Inverso Business & Corporate Law, Litigation

EMPLOYEE OR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR? YOU MAY BE ONE OR THE OTHER AND NOT KNOW IT Employers all across Florida have looked at the cost benefit analysis when either hiring an employee or deciding to contract with an independent contractor to perform services. On the surface, it’s an easy analysis based largely upon dollars and cents, costs of an employee, insurance, …

Are You a Contractor? Maybe or Maybe Not…

Darren Inverso Litigation

In Florida, it is a criminal offense to engage in contracting work or otherwise act in the capacity of a contractor without a valid Florida contractor’s license.  Contracting without a license in Florida is a serious criminal offense and can be charged as a felony or misdemeanor carrying possible jail time and fines of $1,000.00 and higher. On a regular …

FMLA and ADA Additional Leave Requests Could Be Costly to Employers Unless Handled Appropriately

Derrick Maginness Business & Corporate Law, Litigation

Employers often fall into the trap of believing that employees who have exhausted their twelve weeks of leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”)[1] are not entitled to additional leave, and may be terminated if they fail to return to work immediately.  However, failing to consider the Americans With Disabilities Act and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (collectively …