EEOC’s Suit Against Florida-Based Transportation and Logistics Company May Interest Employers Nationally

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently sued CRST International and CRST Expedited (a major trucking and logistics company based in Florida, “CRST”), alleging that it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) by refusing to retain a truck driver trainee, denying the trainee’s request for permission to be accompanied by a service dog while […]

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Checking In or Checking Out – The Hotel Industrial Revolution

History Repeats Itself: Uber to Airbnb Roughly one year ago, the taxi cab industry in Broward County successfully lobbied to have a restrictive county ordinance put into place that immediately banished Uber from the land in which taxis were profiting. The ordinance imposed chauffeur licenses, drug testing, and commercial insurance requirements on all Uber drivers. […]

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When a Tax Is Good for the Environment

On November 8th, Broward County voters will be the next group of Florida residents to consider a one penny sales tax increase to fund transportation and infrastructure. While no one likes the idea of paying more taxes, anyone who has driven in South Florida can appreciate the need for transportation improvements.  The referendum is known […]

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Florida’s Business Community Can Assist in Combatting Human Trafficking

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month.  In Florida, human trafficking includes exploitation of the workforce by coercion of a physical or financial nature, including fraud and deceit.  Florida’s Attorney General, Pam Bondi, has asked “all Floridians to engage in the fight to identify and protect potential victims.”  Attorney General Bondi has posted educational materials regarding […]

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When Transit and Economic Development Come Together

So you may be asking yourself, “What does transit have to do with community development?” After all, community development seeks to improve the economic security and well-being of low- and moderate-income (“LMI”) individuals through efforts such as affordable housing, workforce development or access to financial services; transportation has not historically been part of the picture. […]

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All Aboard Florida: What Is Your Blueprint for Business Success?

At one point or another, everyone in South Florida probably has wished that Tri-Rail was on the FEC line. All Aboard Florida – the plan to put passenger rail on the FEC line running through Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando – makes that wish a reality. But All Aboard Florida is merely […]

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