Archive | September, 2015

Preservation and Protection of Right to Keep and Bear Arms in Motor Vehicles Act

25. September 2015

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Written into law by Governor Charlie Crist in 2008, this law seeks to preserve the right of qualified individuals to carry guns in their cars. Of course, the law does have requirements for who, how, and where they can do this. Regardless, it is a very controversial law. For those without a concealed weapons permit, […]

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Florida’s Non-Compete Statute

21. September 2015

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Florida Statute 542.335 is Florida’s non-compete statute. It lays out when a non-compete agreement can be enforced and the language it should contain. One of the number one rules: a non-compete agreement in Florida needs to be written down. Verbal agreements are not enforceable, since it’s hard to tell the specifics of a verbal agreement […]

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Florida Civil Rights Act (FCRA)

20. September 2015

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The Florida Civil Rights Act is based on the federal version. Title VII of the national Civil Rights Act is a basis for the Florida Civil Rights Act. The Florida Civil Rights Act helps prevent discrimination in the workplace and addresses what happens when it occurs. Some of the aspects it covers are discrimination based […]

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Worker Adjustment Retraining and Notification Act (WARN)

18. September 2015

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This act was created in the 1980’s and protects hourly and salaried workers involved in mass layoffs, even those in a managerial or supervisory role. According to U.S. Department of Labor, “WARN offers protection to workers, their families and communities by requiring employers to provide notice 60 days in advance of covered plant closings and covered […]

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Can I Get Some of My Soon-to-Be Ex-Spouse’s Retirement Account Money?

15. September 2015

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Divorce is a big mess financially and otherwise, of course. Many unfair things take place on both sides. No one is ever fully happy with the arrangement, and it’s not a lot of fun. Nevertheless, there are laws for a reason. The reason isn’t always fair to both sides, but divorce laws in Florida were […]

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How Does the Affordable Care Act Change Healthcare?

8. September 2015

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The Affordable Care Act created many changes in the healthcare field. It affected families, employers, and medical providers in addition to single individuals and even regular businesses. It’s a sweeping change that affected America as a whole. Families Families (anyone covered by health insurance, really) might be finding that their health care coverage is more […]

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Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA)

2. September 2015

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The IRCA is also known as the Simpson-Mazzoli Act and was signed into law by Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. Simpson and Mazzoli created a bipartisan effort for this Act, something not always easy to do. Another interesting aspect of the IRCA is that it allowed some previously undocumented immigrants that followed certain rules to […]

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