Florida Statute § 542.335 lists five legitimate business interests which are protected through non-compete agreements. First on the list is trade secrets which includes information such as formulas, patterns, compilations, programs, methods or processes which derive their economic value from not being readily known to others. Further, the secrecy of a trade secret must be

An employer has a legitimate business interest in prohibiting an employee from soliciting customers whom the employer has a substantial relationship.  Hilb Rogal & Hobbs of Fla., Inc. v. Grimmel, 48 So.3d 957, 31 IER Cases 1014 (Fla. App. 2010) , citing Brown & Brown, Inc. v. Ali, 494 F.Supp.2d 943 (N.D. Ill. 2007) (applying

While it likely will be some time before most working age Floridians can get a COVID19 vaccine, since the roll out has been nothing but chaos, employers should start to thinking about their vaccine plan.   The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued guidelines for COVID19 vaccines in late December 2020.

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As I previously posted , Florida’s new $15 minimum wage (passed by voters) has to go through a legislative implementation process which may exclude certain businesses or certain employees.

And, I’m already hearing news that small businesses and business lobby groups are pushing back on Amendment 2 due to the COVID19 pandemic.  Specifically, businesses are

As of October 1, 2020, the eviction/foreclosure ban in place since April has been lifted by Florida’s Governor.   See my post for more.


Dori K. Stibolt is a partner with the law firm of Fox Rothschild LLP.  Dori defends and counsels management in labor and employment litigation matters pertaining to wage and overtime claims,

Governor Ron DeSantis has extended his narrowed eviction/foreclosure ban, due to COVID19 for another month.  See my post for more.


Dori K. Stibolt is a partner with the law firm of Fox Rothschild LLP.  Dori defends and counsels management in labor and employment litigation matters pertaining to wage and overtime claims, discrimination, harassment, retaliation,

Governor  Ron DeSantis has extended, but narrowed, the eviction/foreclosure ban related to COVID-19.  See my post for more.


Dori K. Stibolt is a partner with the law firm of Fox Rothschild LLP.  Dori defends and counsels management in labor and employment litigation matters pertaining to wage and overtime claims, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, leave/restraint, and whistle-blower

I’ve posted about Emotional Support Animals (“ESA”) before, see my posts here , here and here.   I keep coming back to this topic because emotional support chickens, peacocks on planes and little dogs at the grocery store (a common sight in Florida during the winter season) fascinate me.   Now comes news that Florida Governor