How the HEROES Act may Help Restaurants in Southwest Florida

Oct 5, 2020 / Bulletin

The $2.2 trillion HEROES Act recently passed in the House of Representatives on October 1. The bill passed by a 214 to 207 vote after several revisions from the original version proposed in mid-May. The bill proceeds to the Senate for a possible vote in the near future. The HEROES Act marks the sixth bill introduced by Congress in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The original version of the bill […]

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Vernon Litigation Group Investigates FS Energy and Power Fund

Sep 30, 2020 / Investments

FS Energy and Power Fund has experienced lackluster performance since its founding in 2011. Vernon Litigation Group is investigating potential claims against the fund for its poor performance in the past decade. What is FSEP? FS Energy and Power Fund (FSEP) is a business development company (BDC) sponsored by FS Investments, an alternative investment management company that sponsors a variety of alternative investments, including REITs, BDCs, mutual funds and interval […]

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Florida Enters Phase 3 with Right to Work and Increased Restaurant Capacity

Sep 28, 2020 / Bulletin

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued an executive order for Phase 3 of the “Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step Plan for Florida’s Recovery” this past Friday in St. Petersburg. The newly issued executive order focuses on Florida residents’ right to seek employment and operate businesses without local ordinances, preventing them from doing so. As part of this plan, Governor DeSantis also allowed restaurants throughout the state to operate at full indoor capacity.  DeSantis also required […]

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Small Business Bulletin – Florida Considers $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage this November

Sep 25, 2020 / Bulletin

The nationwide movement for higher minimum wages has prompted Florida voters to take action in November. According to Ballotpedia, Florida voters will decide whether a gradual increase in the state’s minimum wage will take effect. Amendment 2 proposes an incremental increase of $1 per year, starting with $10 per hour in September 2021 and increasing to $15 per hour in September 2026. Minimum wage will be adjusted for inflation beginning […]

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