Hunter Business Law is guided by our core values at this time, which are:

Partnership: We seek out ways to provide unexpected benefits to our clients, referral sources, and valued service providers.
Engagement: We are inspired to meet the needs of our clients, each other, and the firm.
Entrepreneurial Mindset: We are curious, lifelong learners who embrace and capitalize on opportunities.
Responsive: We are proactive and committed to communicating in a manner that builds confidence.
Skilled: We are proficient in the services we offer and are dedicated to continuous improvement.

This page is where we will share information we hope will help our clients and our community, and we will make every effort to stay current during these ever-changing circumstances.  If you have information to share, please send it to Katelyn@hunterbusinesslaw.com.

May you be safe and strong.

 

 

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Is My Business Exempt from the Families First Coronavirus Response Act?

April 4, 2020

On March 18, 2020, the Family First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) was signed into law. The same went into effect on April 1, 2020. The FFCRA is a relief package that offers paid leave benefits to employees, which in turn, has an impact on employers. The FFCRA is broken up into divisions; however, the most prevalent divisions for employers include the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (“Expanded FMLA”) and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (“Paid Sick Leave Act”).

The Department of Labor (“DOL”) has issued guidance, which includes explanations as to whether employers with businesses that have fewer than 50 employees might be exempt from having to comply with the Paid Sick Leave Act and/or the Expanded FMLA. In summary, the guidance indicates the following:

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WEBINAR on The CARES ACT: Providing Fast & Simple Forgivable Loans to Help your Business Cope with COVID-19

April 1, 2020

Join Hunter Business Law Partners, Adam Hersh and Ajay Singh, on April 3, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. EST, as they present a free webinar on The CARES ACT: Providing Fast & Simple Forgivable Loans to Help your Business Cope with COVID-19.

Missed the Webinar? Watch the Recording HERE

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April 1, 2020

Governor DeSantis has issued a Stay-at-Home Executive Order for the State of Florida effective as of 12:01 am on April 3, 2020. The Executive Order will stay in effect until April 30, 2020.

View Order HERE

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Safer at Home Executive Order - Hillsborough County

March 27, 2020

Hillsborough County approved a Safer-at-Home Order effective as of 10:00 pm on March 27, 2020, for non-essential businesses and services, and those unable to maintain the required physical distancing of 6 feet. For more detailed information see Paragraphs 3 and 5 pf the Order.

View Order HERE

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New Mandatory FFCRA Workplace Posters and Frequently Asked Questions

March 26, 2020

President Donald J. Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) on March 18, 2020. It takes effect April 1, 2020, so you must post by that date. The FFCRA requires covered employers to provide paid leave to employees for specified reasons related to COVID-19 through two major components: (1) the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (“EFMLEA”) and (2) the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (“EPSLA”).

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BREAKING DOWN MONETARY CAPS UNDER THE FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT

March 24, 2020

As we face a national climate of economic uncertainty, many employers are finding themselves questioning best practices to preserve the viability of their businesses. Some employers must consider the unfortunate option of downsizing their workforce in order to preserve their businesses.

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March 23, 2020last updated

Hunter Business Law is committed to providing our clients, partners, and community with information and helpful resources as we monitor the developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Please click the link below for our recommended go-to websites, that will help all of us stay informed during this unprecedented time.

List of Resources

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Price Gouging: What Business Owners and Consumers Need to Know

March 18, 2020

Now that Governor DeSantis has declared a State of Emergency because of Coronavirus (COVID-19) various sets of laws go into effect to protect the consuming public. It is important that you as both a consumer and as a business owner, operator, or key employee are aware of some of those laws.

Read More HERE

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Administrative Order Issued Regarding Court Proceedings

March 17, 2020

Statewide Order on Essential & Critical Court Proceedings issued by Florida’s Chief Justice.

Read Order HERE

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Alert: COVID 19 – Loan Assistance Program

March 17, 2020

While the federal government is still working on an overall bill to address the Coronavirus pandemic in the US, there are emergency loans which your business may be able to avail itself of during this difficult time.

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How Does the State of Florida’s Emergency Declaration Impact My Business?

March 17, 2020

Now that Governor DeSantis has declared a State of Emergency because of Coronavirus (COVID-19) various sets of laws go into effect to protect the consuming public. It is important that you as both a consumer and as a business owner, operator, or key employee are aware of some of those laws.

What is a State of Emergency?

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Executive Order Issued Regarding Bars and Restaurants

March 17, 2020

If a restaurant/bar makes more than 50% of their revenue from the sale of alcohol, they are considered a bar and subject to the 30-day prohibition. Additionally, if a restaurant/bar makes more than 50% of their revenue from the sale of food, they are considered a restaurant and subject to Section 3 of the Executive Order.

Read Order HERE

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Alert: Important Notifications and Tips From Hunter Business Law

March 17, 2020

In the midst of this coronavirus pandemic, please know that the Hunter Business Law Team is here to support you and your company in any way we can. Like you, we are doing our best to maintain operations while keeping our employees and their families healthy.

Accordingly, until March 30th, all meetings will be conducted remotely, whether by phone, or video conference (Zoom). Simply contact Ana Fernandez at Ana@hunterbusinesslaw.com and she will make the necessary arrangements.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Your Business: Mitigating the Impact

March 15, 2020

Coronavirus is a serious epidemic, the likes of which we have not seen before. The law recognizes that certain uncontrollable circumstances (such as the Coronavirus epidemic) may make performance of business obligations impossible or impractical under the circumstances. This is known as a “force majeure” or a “force majeure event.” In simple terms this is something that cannot be anticipated or within someone’s control. Force majeure events include “acts of nature/God” (such as a flood, earthquake, hurricane, tornado), acts of people (riots, strikes, government-imposed shutdowns, etc.), or more broadly those events that are determined to be completely outside of one’s control and thus excusing performance.

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