The Rise of Private Trials During Covid-19

Hundreds of thousands of cases take place in the public federal courts in the United States each year under normal circumstances, with state courts likely accounting for millions more. However, the circumstances we’re currently living with are not normal ones. The COVID-19 pandemic has left public court proceedings restricted in some areas and entirely impossible in others. However, the need for access to the courts is largely the same as it ever was. Many people have had to seek alternatives, with private trials emerging as one popular solution to this problem. Read on to learn more about private trials, and...

Protect Your Business from Email Fraud as Employees Work From Home

Today, more than 40% of the U.S. workforce works from home on a full-time basis. Whether you adopted a remote work environment in response to the recent pandemic or you’ve utilized this model for years, there is still an impetus to safeguard your employees. While email fraud is a real risk for both in-house and off-site workers, it’s escalated recently as teams shift to an entirely virtual setup. Today, we’re sharing a few key ways you can protect your business from email fraud and enjoy safe and successful online communication.  1. Know What to Look For There are some emails that automatically look fishy. Regardless...

Remote Workforce: How to Protect Your Business From Wage Theft

Since March, much of the workforce in the US has been working from home. From teachers to attorneys and everything in between, COVID-19 has pushed 2/3 of the workforce out of the office and into their homes to work. While remote working is great for social distancing, it can result in losses for your business as employees are unmonitored and can submit overtime for work they didn’t really complete. If you want to learn how to protect your business from wage theft, read on.  Employee Wage Theft  Wage theft didn’t just emerge after the pandemic resulted in a move to remote work....

How to Divorce a Foreign National When They Have Left the Country

When couples decide to divorce, they usually choose to live apart from one another for a period of time beforehand. While this can be a challenging time for anyone, it becomes especially problematic if your spouse is a foreign national. Prior to the official divorce proceedings, your spouse may choose to leave the U.S. and return to their home country, where they can find support from loved ones.  This can leave you stranded stateside, overwhelmed and unsure how to proceed. Yet, you are not without options or resources. Today, we’re explaining how to divorce a foreign national, and how our team can...

HEALS Act: What Does it Mean for Businesses?

While the CARES Act provided help for businesses during the beginning of the pandemic, many are still struggling as the United States continues to battle the Covid-19. New legislation unveiled last month, called the ‘HEALS Act’ is a $1 trillion stimulus package. The Coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on businesses across the US and the world, but the HEALS Act works to combat that impact through loans, tax credits, and liability shields.   HEALS Act Extends the Payment Protection Program (PPP) The Payroll Protection Program, or PPP, aims to help small businesses who have been negatively impacted by...

Francis M. Boyer, B.C.S., 2020 Super Lawyer

If you’re a Florida resident, you’ve long recognized Francis M. Boyer as an experienced authority in international law. Yet, the principal attorney at the helm of Boyer Law Firm is far more than a trusted local expert. In fact, he is one of the most highly-regarded lawyers in the country, earning illustrious awards and being named to prestigious industry boards, including induction into the 2019-2020 class of Super Lawyers. Today, we’re sharing more about what this recent award means, as well as shedding light on a few other accolades Mr. Boyer has recently received. What Is Super Lawyers? Super Lawyers is a rating service that ranks attornies across...

Inheritance of Virtual Assets in Florida

We live in a world where almost every person owns digital valuables. In the past, movies, music, bills, receipts, photos, and other documents were commonly held in physical form. In the event of the death of the original owner, these items were inherited by the beneficiary. However, with rapid tech advances, many of us prefer virtual assets. While digital movies and music have many advantages, passing on these virtual assets is complicated as not every state has adopted laws addressing access to virtual assets when a user passes away. Most of the decisions regarding virtual inheritance are based on related...

USCIS Fees Change October, 2020

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced a sweeping overhaul of immigration and naturalization benefit request fees. The changes come in the midst of a major budget crisis for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The revised fee schedule will take effect on October 2, 2020 and will increase costs for most applicants. Read on to learn more about the impact of these scheduled changes. Why Are USCIS Fees Changing? During a biennial review, the USCIS found that their current fee structure leaves them underfunded by roughly $1 billion per year. Since the USCIS is almost entirely...

What a Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Can Do For You?

Estate planning is the process of planning the transfer of your assets to your heirs upon your death. Deciding how your wealth should be distributed among your loved ones isn’t easy. After all, estate planning is a complex process involving a series of decisions that affects the financial security of your family. In this blog, we explain the basics of estate planning. We will explore what it encompasses and how a Florida estate planning lawyer can help you make the best decisions. Estate Planning: What You Need to Know The estate planning process typically starts with a review of all...