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News & Insights

Governor DeSantis’ Executive Order Expires: COVID Permit Extensions End

July 15, 2021 — UPDATE: Governor DeSantis recently allowed Executive Order No. 20-51 to expire. Permit holders must now notify the responsible agency or local government within 90 days of the termination of the Order, if they wish to extend.

President Biden Signs Executive Order Targeting Non-Competes

July 15, 2021 — Last Friday, July 9, 2021, the White House issued a 20-page executive order on “Promoting Competition in the American Economy” aiming to create an “open and competitive economy” where workers have the “economic freedom to switch jobs or negotiate a higher wage.”

Biden Administration Targets Non-Competes

July 08, 2021 — President Biden intends to sign a new executive order in the coming days addressing competition in the labor market, in part by targeting non-compete clauses and agreements.

Governor DeSantis Signs Bill Increasing Acreage for “Small-Scale” Comprehensive Plan Amendments

July 06, 2021 — On June 29, 2021, Governor DeSantis signed into law HB 487, which increases the maximum acreage of a small-scale comprehensive plan amendment from 10 acres to 50 acres.

Special Liquor Licenses Approved for Orlando Main Street Small Restaurant Incentive Area

July 06, 2021 — On June 29, 2021, Governor DeSantis signed HB 1647 allowing smaller restaurants to be eligible for Special Food Service (4COP SFS) liquor licenses. Businesses and properties that fall within the Orlando Main Street Small Restaurant Incentive Area

​Governor DeSantis Signs Bill Reducing Burdens on Real Property Rights​

July 01, 2021 — On June 29, 2021, Governor DeSantis signed an amendment to the Bert Harris Act, CS/CS for HB 421 & HB 1101, making it easier for property owners to challenge local government regulation that burdens, restricts, or limits their property.

Submerged Land Leases [Lowndes Leasing Lawyers]

June 24, 2021 — Lowndes attorney Gary Kaleita discusses important considerations when acquiring a property with a submerged land lease.

COVID-19 Vaccinations: EEOC Issues Updated Guidance for Employers

June 23, 2021 — The EEOC recently issued updated guidance for employers regarding COVID-19 vaccinations and the questions they raise under federal equal employment opportunity laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act

What You Need to Know about Email and eSignatures for the Purchase or Sale of Goods

June 22, 2021 — The use of email has become common in the contracting process and received an additional boost from the COVID-19 pandemic, which made electronic communications the preference for most businesses.

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