Guest Blogs

OPPORTUNITY

A Poem By Stewart Levine, Esq.   Where is this going this virus thing Has us all reflect on all the bling What’s really important in  life What really protects from all the strife   What are lessons you can learn More important than what you earn Who are the guides that help you get […]

Emergency Coronavirus Bill Signed into Law

Legal Update on Coronavirus Guest Blog By Terin Cremer, Esq. On March 18, 2020 President Trump signed US House of Representatives’ Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201).   The bill applies to employers with fewer than 500 employees. The following is a summary of some of the highlights that will affect these employers: 12 weeks […]

Female Breadwinners: The Art of Sequencing

By Laura S. Scott I first came aware of the changing face of the breadwinner during my research on intentionally childfree couples in 2004. I was interviewing couples for my book Two Is Enough: A Couple’s Guide to Living Childless by Choice and I had identified a subset of voluntarily childless couples I called “Postponers”; […]

What Florida Businesses Should do to Prepare for ICE I-9 Audits

by Terin Barbas Cremer, Esq. As part of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) nationwide crackdown on immigration compliance the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been increasingly serving Florida businesses with Notices of Inspection (NOI). An NOI informs business owners that ICE will perform a comprehensive audit of their hiring records (Form I-9s […]

Leading with T.R.U.S.T.

by Gerri Vereen Trust is like the air we breathe. When it’s present, nobody really notices. But when it’s absent, everybody notices. –Warren Buffet Among all the attributes of the greatest leaders of our time, one stands above the rest: They are all highly trusted. You can have a compelling vision, rock-solid strategy, excellent communication skills, […]

The Power of Gender Diversity

by Gerri Vereen There are tons of research that shows the critical role women play in business and the dramatic difference they can make to the bottom line. In McKinsey’s 2017 study “Delivering through Diversity” (released in January 2018), the study builds on research from 2014 diversity data and shows that the impact of gender […]

Complaints? Hire a Third Party

Guest post by Terin Barbas Cremer, Esq. Workplace complaints happen every day – whether it’s sexual harassment or unequal pay or creating a hostile work environment. When employees bring concerns to their employers of potentially illegal behavior, or perhaps just behavior that not in line with the company’s values, the company’s decision of what to do […]