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Can You Refuse to Pay Rent During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Nearly half of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, and a staggering 42% say their most significant personal finance resource is their spouse or family member. For millions of Americans, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has taken away the ability to earn a living and keep roofs over their heads. With or without the stimulus check… Read More »

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OSHA Releases Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, businesses are scrambling – many struggling with how to continue functioning in the age of COVID-19. However, those that are fortunate enough to stay open and functional now find themselves facing new health concerns for their employees. Therefore, in accordance with the Department of Labor and Department… Read More »

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Is Your Florida Business Covered by Insurance During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In addition to its ever-increasing death toll, the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is causing unmeasurable losses to businesses in the United States. As most non-essential businesses closed across the country, and financial experts continue to warn of long-term economic consequences, many businesses begin to review their insurance policies. Government-ordered business closures caused the loss of… Read More »

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Security Concerns with Remote Working for Businesses: Tips to Mitigate Online Threats

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

With over 800,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) globally, including nearly 200,000 in the U.S., many businesses have switched to remote working in order to survive during this unanticipated period of economic decline. As the coronavirus pandemic has pushed many American companies to mandate remote work, there are security concerns to consider. While switching… Read More »

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Overtime Pay and the FLSA: What is the Salary Test?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) many employees are entitled to overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours in a week. Though, overtime regulations do not apply to every employee. Salaried workers may be exempted from part of the law. There are strict rules and regulations governing overtime exemptions. In order… Read More »

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Florida Law: What is a Foreign Limited Partnership?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A foreign limited partnership (LP) is a partnership that does business in Florida but that has a different home state. If your business partnership is domiciled in another jurisdiction and you are planning on doing business in Florida, it is imperative that you understand your rights and responsibilities. Under Florida law (Florida Statutes §… Read More »

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How to Break an Impasse in Contract Negotiations

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Contracts are the basis of most modern commercial relationships. A good agreement is worth its weight in gold. Not only will it clarify expectations, but it will protect your company in the unfortunate event that something goes wrong. Of course, it is not always so easy to get the right contract in place. Even… Read More »

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Tips for Business Negotiations During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Force Majeure and Other Concepts

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a tremendous impact on the economy and society across the globe, American companies are struggling with significant disruptions to business operations. Experts warn that millions of Americans could lose their jobs in a coronavirus recession. Companies across many industries are facing unprecedented challenges, and many may not survive… Read More »

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Pike & Lustig Sets Up Free Hotline for Business’ and Business Owners’ Coronavirus-Related Questions

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Businesses and organizations that are struggling to navigate the coronavirus crisis are turning to their attorneys and other business advisers with questions, concerns and urgent needs for guidance and support. To help provide answers, Pike & Lustig, LLP has set up a free hotline, where businesses and organizations can ask questions via phone. Businesses… Read More »

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What to Do if the Coronavirus Pandemic Impacted Your Business? A Guide for Affected Companies

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

As the U.S. economy shuts down amid the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), many American businesses are on the verge of collapsing. Although the U.S. government is trying to curb the economic impact of the pandemic by releasing a massive economic stimulus bill and through other measures, many businesses may not survive the pandemic…. Read More »

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