Tag: Florida

Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Understanding the Real Estate and Tax Implications of Florida’s Buyer Ban Law

June 16, 2023

Via: JD Supra

Last month, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) of Florida signed a new law that would prohibit people who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents and whose “domicile” is in China from purchasing certain real property in the state. Generally, the […]

Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Another Governor Signs: Florida Privacy Law Will be Effective July 2024

June 13, 2023

Via: JD Supra

Florida has become the latest state to enact a comprehensive privacy law this year when SB 262 was signed by Governor DeSantis last week. It combines some new, and some familiar, provisions. It has also passed a child privacy law, […]

Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Florida Poised to Mandate Use of E-Verify for Private Employers

May 5, 2023

Via: LexBlog

The Florida Legislature has passed a bill that, if enacted, will require private employers with 25 or more employees to use the federal E-Verify system to verify the employment eligibility of newly hired employees beginning July 1, 2023. The bill, […]

Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Florida law banning social media censorship is likely unconstitutional, 11th Circuit says

May 24, 2022

Via: ABA Journal

A federal appeals court on Monday blocked parts of a Florida law that prevent social media companies from banning political candidates, deprioritizing political messages or censoring content by journalistic enterprises. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Atlanta ruled […]

Know Your Rights

Florida Senate Passes Bill to End Disney’s Special Tax District

April 20, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

The Republican-led Florida Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would eliminate a special tax district that allows Walt Disney Co. DIS 0.55% ▲ to govern the land where its theme parks sit, as lawmakers target the company for opposing legislation […]

Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Florida Data Privacy Legislation Fails (Again)

March 10, 2022

Via: JD Supra

Florida will not pass a comprehensive data privacy law for the second year in a row. It will be easy for some to speculate that the bill died because the House insisted on a private right of action. That speculation […]

Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

New Year, New Florida Privacy Law?

January 11, 2022

Via: JD Supra

Florida appears to be gearing up for another partisan battle on data privacy. On Friday, January 7, 2022, Florida Senator Jennifer Bradley (R-Dist. 5), introduced Florida Senate Bill 1864, titled the “Florida Privacy Protection Act” (“FPPA”). This is the 2022 […]

Know Your Rights

As States Seek to Expand Online Sports Betting, Federal District Court Invalidates Florida-Seminole Compact Permitting Sports Wagering Throughout Florida

December 2, 2021

Via: JD Supra

On November 23, 2021, the US District Court for the District of Columbia invalidated a 2021 gaming compact between the Seminole Tribe of Florida and the State of Florida, which permitted mobile sports wagering throughout the state (the Compact). The […]

Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

What Employers Need to Know About Florida’s Ban on Vaccine Mandates

November 29, 2021


During a special legislative session, Florida passed a new law banning private employers from mandating COVID-19 vaccines unless several exemptions are offered to employees. The legislation, which was signed into law by the governor on Nov. 18, comes as the […]

Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

California and Florida Introduce Two More Genetic Privacy Laws Into the Mix

October 20, 2021

Via: JD Supra

Florida and California join a growing minority of states enacting laws protecting a person’s genetic information (Nevada and Alaska also have laws). Florida’s new genetic privacy law, known as Protecting DNA Privacy Act, went into effect on October 1, 2021. […]

Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

5 Steps Florida Employers Should Take to Protect Trade Secrets

July 21, 2021


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis recently signed into law the Combating Corporate Espionage in Florida Act, and it will take effect on Oct. 1. The new law was created to protect intellectual property in Florida from theft by foreign governments and […]

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Legislative Efforts to Reform AOB Litigation Leave Unresolved Questions in Florida

December 22, 2020

Via: Lawyer Monthly

Assignment of benefits agreements has been the bane of the property insurance industry’s existence because of perceived fraud, overcharges, and resulting litigation leading to increases in insureds’ premiums and disgruntled homeowners. Recognising these abuses, state legislatures and governors across the […]

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Florida lawyer is charged with trying to extort NFL player

November 18, 2020

Via: ABA Journal

The managing partner of the South Florida law firm Ford, Dean & Rotundo has been charged with asking a former NFL player to pay off his clients to change their testimony in a robbery case. Lawyer William A. Dean, 50, […]

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Florida Law Would Require Public Schools to Offer Bible Study: Is It Legal?

February 8, 2019

Via: FindLaw

Under current state laws in Florida, public school districts are given the option of providing classes that include the “objective study” of the Bible. But a new statute would require public high schools to offer an elective course on the […]

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Florida Governor Signs New Death Sentencing Law

March 9, 2016

Via: FindLaw Top Stories

Florida’s Governor Rick Scott signed a new death sentencing law yesterday after the US Supreme Court invalidated the state’s sentencing system in January. Capital punishment has been on hold since the old law was deemed a violation of a defendant’s […]