Coronavirus Legal Categories

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The Coronavirus has thrown everyone's life in to turmoil including, to one degree or another, yours. Unfortunately, many of us still have business relationships to manage. 

The more you can learn about Coronavirus and the law, the better equipped you will be to manage your affairs. We hope this information is helpful. Because we are in such uncharted territory, the information should be viewed as fluid and subject to change without notice. So, stay regularly informed. Thank you and God bless you and yours. We are worried about everyone affected by this horrible situation. As a nation, we will survive and learn and get better as a result of this. There will be sad events along the way for many people. Make youself safer with greater knowledge.

-Your friends at Volk Law Offices.


Insurance Coverage and Coronavirus

Melbourne, Florida and all Brevard County and Florida needs to understand whether any insurance policy you have could help you deal with the Coronavirus. Florida insurance companies, also called carriers, are highly regulated. They have great power so the law in Florida tries to balance the scales. Figuring out if you have coverage and then getting your claim paid is not easy. A good insurance law expert can be indispensible.  ...

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Business Emergency Response Planning

Melbourne, Florida is probably as good a place as anywhere in the country for doing emergency planning. Our home in Brevard County is a great location along the Atlantic, but that means we go through several hurricane scares each years. So, what is presented here would be something that you can use for years in the future. Try as many of these things as you can in this Coronavirus crisis and you get the bonus of being more prepared for...

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Florida Employer FAQs on COVID-19

          LAST UPDATED 4/9/20 (additional or changed text highlighted in red in the FAQs): New FAQ added:  What should an employer consider before laying off, furloughing, or terminating the employment of an employee? New FAQ added:   What documentation is an employee required to provide to prove their entitlement to FFCRA leave, and what documentation is an employer required to keep? Due...

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Business and Coronavirus

If you are a Melbourne or Brevard County or other Florida business owner, you have suffered or will suffer changes in customer traffic and income. An avalanche of issues could present themselves because of the COVID-19 pandamic. Everything about your business is or could be affected. A sample of issues: 1. Lost revenue 2. Workers not coming to work 3. Supply chain disruption for inventory 4. Supply chain disruption for parts 5. Overwhelmed...

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Real Estate and Coronavirus

Florida property owners, landlords including airBNB type rentals, and those buying or selling real estate in Melbourne, Florida, throughout Brevard County, and across the State of Florida are naturally worried about how the coronavirus pandemic will affect rental income, expenses, liability, and deals. As a landlord, you should ask whether you have a duty to take steps to protect the health and safety of tenants while balancing your needs and...

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Construction and Coronavirus

Whether in Melbourne, Rockledge, Cocoa, Cape Canveral, or elsewhere in Florida, construction is slammed by the Coronavirus, also called Covid-19, and it will get worse before it gets better. Contractors, customers, subcontractors, and suppliers can expect to see delays, higher costs and price volatility, materials shortages, logistics and supply chain breakdowns, and order cancellations or attempted substitutions. Slower project completion...

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