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April 2015 Archives

A brief introduction to federal ADA employment guidelines

Employers in the state of Florida can find themselves under a huge amount of pressure to hire and retain highly qualified and productive workers. It can be challenging in many cases to choose between equally talented candidates and/or objectively evaluate the job performance of current employees. That is why it is important for employers to be familiar with federal ADA guidelines and promote fair employment practices at all times.

The importance of a properly crafted contract agreement

In the business world, a company’s word often serves as a contract and that contract can be worth its weight in gold. Business contracts not only establish legally binding agreements between providers and their clients, but also build productive relationships between competitors. As an entrepreneur or business owner in the state of Florida, it is important that your interests and obligations are clearly outlined in contract form before you engage in any kind of transaction. That is why we here at the Law Offices of Levi Williams, P.A., are committed to providing our clients with comprehensive contract development and review services.

International business dispute could impact competition

Despite the fact that there are a huge number of tech developers on the market, most Florida residents could count the number of leading competitors on one hand. Names like Microsoft, Apple and Google dominate the scene, prompting some to raise serious questions and concerns over unfair competition and other business law issues. Now, the European Union is pursuing antitrust claims against one technology giant, potentially playing its own role in market competition along the way.

Smart advertising practices to avoid a deceptive trade claim

Any business in Florida must abide by federal and state laws when advertising products and services. The Federal Trade Commission plays one of the largest roles in protecting consumers across the country. Generally, the agency suggests that anyone looking to avoid deceptive trade practices should ensure that their marketing does not mislead customers. Whenever possible, scientific evidence should support any claims made.

What deceptive trade practices should Florida businesses avoid?

Consumers and businesses alike should have a firm understanding on what deceptive trade practices are. According to the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, deceptive trade practices include any methods of competition that are deemed unfair or unconscionable. Some common examples of these include the following:

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