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8 Florida Car Accident Facts That Will Shock You

Hutch Brock Auto Accident Attorney

Hurricane season is on its way, and it will soon be time to start batting down the hatches. If you’ve been a Florida resident for a long time, you’re used to the challenges of the season. However, if you’re new to the state or perhaps you’ve just left home, you might not feel quite so confident. One of the things that everyone needs to remember, no matter how long they have lived in Florida, is to have a homeowner’s insurance checkup.

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What to do if you are in a car accident

Brock Law Auto Accident Attorney

Auto accidents can turn your life upside down. If they don’t cause you injury they can still result in money troubles. If you are hurt, that can lead to financial issues too, such as being unable to work. Taking steps to prevent getting into an accident is essential if you want to avoid them. Being a careful and safe driver is one of the things you need to do, but there are more steps you can take to reduce the risk.

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Hurricane Season Home Insurance Checkup

Hurricane Season Home Insurance Checkup

Hurricane season is on its way, and it will soon be time to start batting down the hatches. If you’ve been a Florida resident for a long time, you’re used to the challenges of the season. However, if you’re new to the state or perhaps you’ve just left home, you might not feel quite so confident. One of the things that everyone needs to remember, no matter how long they have lived in Florida, is to have a homeowner’s insurance checkup.

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The Importance of Employee Handbooks

Importance of Employee Handbooks

When you hire new people to work for you, one thing you should do is hand them an employee handbook. It’s a document that outlines what you expect from your staff in the course of their work. It also details what they can expect from your organization.

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Pitfalls of Hiring Unlicensed Contractors

Pitfalls of Hiring An Unlicensed Contractor

You might be tempted to use an unlicensed contractor but I promise you, it’s not worth the risk. You open the door to a number of different issues that could end up costing you a fortune and leave you legally liable. While the perception exists that hiring unlicensed contractors is usually cheaper and they might agree to do some work that others wouldn’t attempt, these advantages don’t weigh up equally against the pitfalls that you could fall into.

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New Florida Privacy Laws May Impact Drone Operators

New laws in Florida will stop freedom in the sky, at least for drone users. Drones were introduced to the general public a couple of years ago. Since then they’ve been used for a whole range of activities. Police forces use them to track of criminals. Drone enthusiasts use them to catch a bird’s eye view of their neighborhood. All of this is about to change; however, as new Florida privacy laws are in place to protect the public from spying and illegal surveillance.

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Benefits of Having A Master Settlement Agreement

The Master Settlement Agreement is a law passed in 1998 that heavily affects the tobacco industry. The law immediately set an accord or agreement between states and the four biggest cigarette companies. After nearly two decades of the law, what have been the benefits?

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How do you Calculate Punitive Damages in Florida

Punitive damages are a form of compensation that go above and beyond the initial rate. Let’s say that one of your employees is injured while at work. They sue on the ground of company liability. The first thing your company might have to pay is compensation awards. This is a figure designed to compensate the employee for any loss of earnings and health care costs. However, they can also ask for ‘punitive damages’ to be applied. This is a figure beyond the compensation damage. It intends to punish the defendant for negligence or misconduct.

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Potential Pitfalls of a Non-Compete Agreement

Non-compete contracts are popular in Florida and across the USA. The Wall Street Journal has suggested a 60% rise in lawsuits filed against those breaking non-competes, so it’s clear that the issue is rising fast. Used correctly it gives the employer exclusive access to their staff’s expertise. However, used incorrectly, and it can strangle the staff and put unreasonable demands upon them. Looking at things from an employee’s perspective, it narrows their job mobility but it does have its rewards.

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What type of business entity is right for my business?

Starting a business requires a steady buildup of capital and decision making to ensure the right business structure is established. The operations of a business and the obligations the enterprise is expected to adhere to are all factors associated with the type of business entity an entrepreneur chooses for their business.

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