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Fictitious Names in Florida

What is a fictitious name? A fictitious name means any name under which a person transacts business in this state, other than his legal name. Business means any enterprise or venture in which a person sells, buys, exchanges, barters, deals, or represents the dealing in any thing or article of value, or renders services for […]

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The Application of Title VII and the ADA to Applicants or Employees Who Experience Domestic or Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued a question and answer sheet regarding how Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act may apply to an employee who experiences domestic or dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. While not explicitly protected in the same way as […]

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Non-Compete Agreements – Part II

6. What is considered a reasonable geographic scope? Reasonable geographic scope is often dependent on various other factors and their relationship to each other. Some of these factors are: geographic scope, time, nature of the restrictions, location of customers, and anything of value promised when making the agreement, all viewed in relationship to one another. […]

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Non-Compete Agreements – Part I

1. What is a non-compete agreement? Non-compete agreements, also known as covenants not to compete, are simply contracts or provisions of contracts where one party agrees to refrain from conducting business similar to that of the other party. The general purpose of these agreements is to restrict the ability of employees who sign the agreement […]

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Gordon Selected as the Legal Analyst for the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce Blog

Brent Gordon has been chosen as the Legal Analyst for the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce. He will be writing articles about the various legal issues that small businesses and individuals face every day. Brent is excited to partner with the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber to provide commentary and discussion about relevant and timely […]

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Florida Annual Report Filing–Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

ANNUAL REPORTS. All Florida Businesses registered with the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations must file an annual report by May 1 of each year. The deadline for this year is coming up quickly and if payment is late a $400 penalty (that cannot be waived!) will be required to file the report (except […]

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IRS Increases Mileage Rate to 55.5 Cents per Mile

IRS Increases Mileage Rate to 55.5 Cents per Mile.  Quick note for small business owners and others who compute the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business use in lieu of tracking actual costs.  The rate will increase to 55.5 cents a mile for all business miles driven from July 1, 2011, through Dec. […]

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