Yearly Archives: 2020

Where COVID-19 and Employment Law Intersect Part II: Workforce Adjustments, Pay, Absenteeism and Working Remotely What Employers Need to Know

Each day, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rapidly evolve.  More and more businesses throughout Florida and the nation are being forced to temporarily close.  Others have been faced with difficult decisions about whether to reduce their work force or, if permitted by local government, to remain open for business while allowing employees to work from home.   In […]

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Where COVID-19 and Employment Law Intersect Part I: Workplace Safety – What Employers Need to Know

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve, employers throughout Florida and the nation are faced with difficult decisions about whether to reduce their work force, temporarily close offices and/or remain open for business (if permitted by public officials and orders) while allowing employees to work from home.  In this multi-part series, we will be discussing the […]

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COVID-19 and Force Majeure: Can the Coronavirus Excuse Contract Performance?

With nationwide concerns over the spread of COVID-19 rapidly forcing state and local governments to cancel large group events and dictate the closings of bars, restaurants and public parks and beaches, many affected businesses find themselves facing the question of whether they will be able to perform their contractual obligations.  If the contract at issue contains […]

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Arbitration Clauses in Contracts: What You Need to Know

Arbitration, not to be confused with mediation, is a form of alternative dispute resolution for resolving disputes outside of court.  The American Bar Association defines arbitration as a private process where disputing parties agree that one or several individuals can make a decision about a dispute after receiving evidence and hearing arguments.  Arbitration is different from mediation […]

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Ruben Socarras selected as one of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite for 2020

Chane Socarras PLLC would like to congratulate Ruben Socarras for being selected as one of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite for 2020. Florida Legal Elite is a prestigious roster of active Florida attorneys chosen for recognition by their peers who exemplify a standard of excellence in their profession and practice areas, and by so doing, have […]

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When Your Tenant Wants to Assign Your Commercial Lease – What Landlords Need to Know Before Withholding Consent

Many commercial real estate landlords would be surprised to learn that, under Florida common law, a tenant has the right to assign a lease without the landlord’s consent.  That right derives from the principle that the law generally favors free alienation of property.   This common law right can, however, lawfully be restricted or eliminated by contract, […]

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