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May 2017 Archives

Sexual harassment training for emloyees and managers

Florida employers who are covered under the Florida Civil Rights Act not only need to be aware of the state's laws surrounding sexual harassment at work but also need to focus on training their employees and managers about this issue. As explained by BLR, the Florida Civil Rights Act pertains to any business with more than 14 employees. This may be in either the public or the private sector. 

Recent merger expands reach of broker business

Florida businesses that merge with other companies or that may fully acquire other operations can do so for a variety of reasons. In some instances, a merger or an acquisition can be pursued as a response to increasing competitive pressure. There are simply some times when buying out a competitor or joining forces with them is more advantageous especially when a clear competitive advantage cannot be achieved. 

Misogynistic culture cited in gender discrimination claim

Florida employers know that they are bound by law to treat all employees fairly. Discrimination based upon gender, age, sexual orientation, age or other factors is expressely forbidden and may expose companies to legal liability. Allegations surrounding these types of things may take many forms, making each and every case truly unique.

Is workplace bullying a problem at your company?

If you're like most people in Florida, you may well have experienced or witnessed some form of bullying as a kid. Even if simply name calling and nothing more, this can and does happen. In fact, bullying is not limited only to the school yard but can and does happen in the workplace as well. When it does happen, everyone in an organization and the organization itself may suffer.

Corporate taxes may lower

When looking to start a new business venture in Florida, the issues surrounding taxation can direct many of the decisions that an entrepreneur may end up making. For example, the traditional corporate structure is referred to as a C corporation. From a tax perspective, this type of business has historically paid relatively high taxes compared to some other models. This is because the corporation itself pays taxes and then the individual shareholders also must pay personal income taxes on their earnings from the corporation. That results in some monies essentially being taxed twice.

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