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January 2015 Archives

Former McDonald’s workers claim discrimination, file lawsuit

Like most states in the U.S., Florida is an at-will employment state. This means that employers can generally terminate workers without good cause. That being said, however, firings based on certain grounds may still be considered illegal under state and federal employment laws. These grounds include discrimination based on factors such as race, gender, nationality or age. Firing employees based on illegal reasons can open companies up to employment litigation.  

Florida set to reconsider employment guidelines

The legalization of same-sex marriage in the state of Florida is recognized by many as a profound civil rights achievement. And while states across the country consider taking similar measures to extend marriage rights to LGBT citizens, some are raising concerns over what they consider to be serious lapses in legal protections to Florida workers in the LGBT community.

Making life easier for start-up companies

When an entrepreneur decides to launch a start-up, there are a variety of issues they may have to deal with, from entity selection to filing documents. At the law offices of Levi Williams, P.A., we work hard to help make life easier for start-ups in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and throughout Broward County. We have an intimate understanding of some of the challenges business owners in this position may face and remain committed to helping them take the right approach. While moving forward with a start-up is an excellent way for a business to reach new heights, it is imperative for them to closely assess the ins and outs of their strategy beforehand.

The importance of drafting effective contracts

In business, contracts are extremely important and often play a central role in a company's success. As a result, business owners in Fort Lauderdale and across the state of Florida should do everything in their power to make sure they draft effective contracts. When it comes to contract drafting, there are many things to keep in mind, such as ensuring that contracts serve everyone's best interests and figuring out how to help prevent a future contract dispute. Whether people are drafting contracts for builders, construction management contracts, a real estate contract or any other contract, it is essential for them to draft effective business contracts.


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