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Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

June 13, 2013 - Posted by admin in

We routinely receive inquiries of employees in the financial services industry regarding improper conduct of their employers. The improper conduct may range from financial fraud, such as filing false or misleading information with the Securities and Exchange Commission, to market manipulation, including churning and “pump and dump” activity, to insider trading.In 2010 Dodd-Frank amended the…

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New Florida PIP Law

January 9, 2013 - Posted by admin in

On January 1, 2013, a new Personal Injury Protection (PIP) law went into effect in Florida, which significantly limits insurance benefits of automobile accident victims. Under the old PIP law, people were guaranteed that their own insurance company would pay their medical bills regardless of who was at fault for the accident. The law provided…

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Deaf 7-Eleven manager who was fired awarded $934,000 in discrimination suit

July 25, 2012 - Posted by admin in

He read lips. He used a fax machine to transfer and review data. And he used text pagers to communicate with managers, field consultants, market managers and headquarters. Jim Soliday is deaf, but the 58-year-old Naples man was able to supervise nearly a dozen 7-Eleven stores because he had a system that worked. Read the…

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Recorded Statements

July 11, 2012 - Posted by admin in

This may be old news considering the many radio and television advertisements that have addressed the subject, but it is a warning worth repeating. If you are involved in an auto accident or suffer some type of personal injury because of someone else’s negligence, you should never give a recorded statement to the other side’s…

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Personnel Files

June 26, 2012 - Posted by admin in

Many employees believe that they have the right to view their own personnel file as it’s kept and maintained in the employer’s ordinary course of business. In Florida, however, employees do not have that right. An employee’s personnel file is the property of the employer, and the employer is free to allow an employee access…

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