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Understanding Florida’s New Employment Regulations

By Bruce E. Loren | Jul 23, 2024

Florida has enacted significant updates to its employment laws through House Bill 433 and House Bill 49. These laws took effect July 1, 2024. House Bill 433 Key Provisions: Minimum Wage Adjustments: This new law includes adjustments to Florida’s minimum wage, conforming them with federal standards and providing clarity on exemptions and special provisions. Specifically, Understanding Florida’s New Employment Regulations

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The FTC Has Banned Non-Compete Clauses. Here’s What You Need to Know.

By Bruce E. Loren | May 9, 2024

On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) approved a final rule banning non-compete clauses nationwide. The final rule is to take effect 120 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register. Many are anticipating that the effective date will be in late August or early September 2024. The stated purpose of The FTC Has Banned Non-Compete Clauses. Here’s What You Need to Know.

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LEGAL RULING MAY IMPACT CONDOMINIUM DEVELOPMENT

By Bruce E. Loren | May 3, 2024

A recent decision by Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal may have an impact on condo development in South Florida. Contractors and subcontractors that may have been planning to work on new condominium construction may see a slowdown in projects while the issue runs through the Courts. Specifically, the new ruling impacts planned projects in LEGAL RULING MAY IMPACT CONDOMINIUM DEVELOPMENT

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ANTI-ASSIGNMENT PROVISIONS: ARE THEY ENFORCEABLE AND WHAT TO DO IF YOUR CLIENT’S CONTRACT CONTAINS ONE

By Bruce E. Loren | Apr 23, 2024

While many Account Debtors recognize the value of services provided by Factors and will gladly comply with Notices of Assignment in exchange for smooth transactions with the Client, some Account Debtors have negative views of Factors and have included language in their underlying contracts prohibiting the assignment of the Client’s receivables. Our clients have expressed ANTI-ASSIGNMENT PROVISIONS: ARE THEY ENFORCEABLE AND WHAT TO DO IF YOUR CLIENT’S CONTRACT CONTAINS ONE

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The Corporate Transparency Act: What you need to know

By Bruce E. Loren | Mar 12, 2024

The newly-enacted Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) will require many businesses (such as corporations or limited liability companies) to disclose the names of the companies’ beneficial owners to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). This article explains basic information about the newly enacted law and what is required of each reporting company. I.   What is the The Corporate Transparency Act: What you need to know

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW PARTNERS AND OF COUNSEL

By Bruce E. Loren | Dec 8, 2023

Loren & Kean Law is proud and excited to announce that Allen Heffner and Kyle Ohlenschlaeger have become Partners and Frank Sardinha has become Of Counsel.  Allen, Kyle and Frank are integral members of our firm who have been instrumental in the growth of the firm over the last 8½ years, and its continued and CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW PARTNERS AND OF COUNSEL

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Understanding Force Majeure Clauses in Contracts

By Bruce E. Loren | Dec 4, 2023

Businesses deal with contracts on a daily basis—employment agreements, leases, construction agreements, purchase agreements, etc. However, even the most meticulously crafted agreements may encounter unforeseen circumstances that disrupt the normal course of business. In such instances, the force majeure clause becomes a vital component, providing a framework safety valve to address unexpected events that are Understanding Force Majeure Clauses in Contracts

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Employer Compliance with EEOC Demographic Reporting

By Bruce E. Loren | Nov 29, 2023

The EEO-1 Report is an often-overlooked element of labor law compliance that clients are sometimes surprised to learn about. If you are a private employer with at least 100 employees (or a federal contractor with at least 50 employees) you have the obligation to annually submit workforce demographic data to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Employer Compliance with EEOC Demographic Reporting

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RECENT VICTORIES OF LOREN & KEAN LAW

By Bruce E. Loren | Nov 21, 2023

Loren & Kean Law secured resounding victories for their clients this past month.   First, in an appellate case that centered around a tenant’s claim to possession of real property, Allen Heffner with Bruce Loren, successfully represented a landlord in an appeal by the tenant of the trial court’s order granting summary judgment of eviction. RECENT VICTORIES OF LOREN & KEAN LAW

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How to Keep Your Trade Secrets “Secret”

By Bruce E. Loren | Oct 22, 2022

Often, a company’s most valuable assets can be its “trade secrets.” The formula for Coke holds an immense value for Coke. What makes a trade secret so valuable is the fact that the secret is truly secret. What is a trade secret? Congress has defined a trade secret in a broad sense as all forms How to Keep Your Trade Secrets “Secret”

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