Laws That Go Into Effect October 1st

Although the minimum wage constitutional amendment went into effect in January, some Floridians will see their wage increase as the first bump, as outlined by the amendment, starts October 1st. The minimum wage increases to $10 an hour and will continue rising until it reaches $15/hour by September 30, 2026. Other bills that go into Read more about Laws That Go Into Effect October 1st[…]

Movers and Shakers

Northwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board Appointed were Jerome “Jerry” Pate, Pensacola, owner of Jerry Pate Turf and Irrigation and Jerry Pate Design and a former professional golfer; Anna Upton, Tallahassee, managing member of Anna H. Upton, P.L. and general counsel to The Everglades Foundation; and John Alter, Malone, manager of a family-run tree Read more about Movers and Shakers[…]

Movers and Shakers

Governor DeSantis Appointments: Florida Building Commission Reappointed were W. Grey Marker II, Fort Lauderdale, CEO of Marker Construction Group; Michael Bourré, Fleming Island, president of Bourré Construction Group and president of the Florida Home Builders; and Paul Jones, Jacksonville, president and CEO of W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractor, Inc. Florida International University Board of Trustees Appointed Read more about Movers and Shakers[…]

Legal Updates

COVID-19 BUSINESS RENT The national clothing store Guess? Retail, Inc. suspended rental payments throughout the country during the initial stages of the pandemic. A Miami-Date County landlord sued the company alleging that the lease required the payment of rent, even during force majeure events, including government-imposed closures for the pandemic. A county circuit court judge decided against Read more about Legal Updates[…]