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Tax Extensions for Victims of Hurricane Ian

In the wake of a disaster, the last thing anyone thinks about is taxes. Things like checking on loved ones, food, and shelter, and surveying the damage are at the forefront of the immediate aftermath. However, with clean-up and recovery from a natural disaster taking place over a period that could amount to several years (as the victims of the 2018 Category 5 Hurricane Michael can attest to), filing and paying taxes will become an issue sooner than one thinks. For the victims of Hurricane Ian, the Category 4 hurricane that devastated large portions of Florida, South Carolina, and North [...]

By |November 28th, 2022|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

“No-Fault” and “Full Coverage” Two Frequent Misnomers of Auto Insurance in Florida

Two terms used interchangeably from clients regarding their auto insurance are “No-Fault” and “Full Coverage”.  These terms are frequently misunderstood. What do they really mean? Florida is a “No-Fault” State. What does this really mean? Many assume that because Florida is called a “No-Fault” state, this means that no party is deemed to be at fault for a motor vehicle accident. This could not be further from the truth. Florida is one of the few states in the country that requires “No-Fault” insurance coverage, also known as “Personal Injury Protection”, or “PIP”. The other states that are pure “No-Fault” states [...]

By |October 31st, 2022|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Florida Minimum Wage Increase Effective September 30, 2022

Effective September 30, 2022, Florida’s minimum hourly wage increased from $10 per hour to $11 per hour for standard employees.  For qualified tipped employees, the minimum hourly wage increased from $6.98 per hour to $7.98 per hour.  Florida’s minimum hourly wage will continue to increase by $1 each year until the minimum reaches $15 per hour on September 30, 2026, after which the wage will be adjusted annually for inflation. Employers should ensure that their Florida Minimum Wage poster is updated and posted in an area where their employees will reasonably be exposed to it (the law calls for placement [...]

By |September 30th, 2022|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

What to Expect in a Federal Criminal Case: Part 3 of 3 – The Detention Hearing

The initial stages of a criminal case in federal court can be a confusing and anxiety-producing time for a person who has been arrested.   Here’s an explanation of what a federal criminal arrestee can expect at the beginning of the case. In general, the initial stages of a federal criminal case typically come in three steps: (1) the arrestee’s initial appearance, (2) a preliminary hearing, and (3) a detention hearing. This article discusses what to expect at a detention hearing. What is a detention hearing? The pretrial detention hearing is the hearing at which the court decides whether to detain [...]

By |December 13th, 2021|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

What to Expect in a Federal Criminal Case:  Part 2 of 3 – Preliminary Hearing

The initial stages of a criminal case in federal court can be a confusing and anxiety-producing time for a person who has been arrested.   Here’s an explanation of what a federal criminal arrestee can expect at the beginning of the case. In general, the initial stages of a federal criminal case typically come in three steps: (1) the arrestee’s initial appearance, (2) a preliminary hearing, and (3) a detention hearing. This article discusses what a person can expect at a preliminary hearing in a federal criminal case. What is a preliminary hearing?  An arrestee (now referred to as the “defendant”) [...]

By |November 29th, 2021|Categories: Blog|0 Comments
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