Seemingly every week since the summer, a high-profile employer has been reducing headcount ahead of an anticipated recession.
In a recent interview with HRD America’s John Corrigan, Davis Goldman Associate Lee Paris explains that while termination is inevitable in business, there are legal dangers associated with mass layoffs, especially if they’re conducted too quickly.
“It’s important to control your messaging,” Lee says. “You can feel when there’s rumblings of issues. If you have to do mass layoffs, do it one time. Plan for it and talk to your employees. You don’t want them to fear they could be next. If your employees aren’t focused, that’s going to hurt your bottom line.”
Some of the most essential jobs in the U.S. economy can also be some of the most dangerous and underpaid — and delivery drivers are at the top of the list with little support.
In a recent interview with Employee Benefit News’ Deanna Cuadra, Davis Goldman Co-Managing Partner Aaron Davis explains that employers should better communicate the risks of the job, provide proper equipment and incorporate routine trainings that teach drivers what to do if faced with car accidents or a seemingly unsafe place of delivery. Employers should be ready and willing to remove drivers from dangerous situations, even if that means getting behind schedule.
“Don’t take unnecessary risks, and if you’re concerned about the risks associated with the job, notify your employer,” says Aaron. “Because if your employer is going to take the position that you can’t sue them, then they need to understand that they can’t put you in a perilous position.”
Davis Goldman Associate Lee Paris was recently named to the Emory Miami Legal Network Board of Directors!
Emory Miami Legal Network connects Emory University alumni who live, work or play in Miami-Dade County and are involved in the legal field to help build an engaging community.
Davis Goldman is proud to be recognized as a 2023 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®!
Davis Goldman Co-Managing Partners Aaron Davis and Jason Goldman recently spoke to the Daily Business Review’s Raychel Lean about the firm’s growth in the last six years and fostering the next generation of legal talent.
The article highlights why Aaron and Jason decided to combine personal injury with commercial litigation, which could be a good move amid the migration to South Florida.
“Our biggest growth area in the next 12 months is tied to Florida’s influx of new residents and businesses that have come to the state in the past two years,” Aaron said. “The rapid development increases the number of businesses with legal needs and similarly increases the chances of individuals getting injured due to the negligence of others.”
Co-Managing Partner Jason Goldman speaks to the Daily Business Review about what makes a case attractive to litigation funders
Every now and then, a case with compelling facts and a strong likelihood of success comes along, but it may require too much initial capital. If a law firm either doesn’t have the capital available or isn’t willing to risk it, that is where a third-party funder comes in.
In a recent interview with the Daily Business Review’s Raychel Lean, Davis Goldman Co-Managing Partner Jason Goldman discusses what characteristics make a case attractive to litigation funders.
“It’s like underwriting. When you want to sell somebody something, they want to kick the tires, check under the hood,” Jason said. “They want to learn a lot about the case, a lot about who the attorneys are that are involved, maybe even who the judge is. They want to understand the likelihood of success.”
Davis Goldman is proud to have four of our attorneys recognized by Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Litigators in America! Congratulations to Aaron Davis, Jason Goldman, Kimberly Cook and Maidenly Macaluso on this achievement.
Davis Goldman attorney Michael Bild recently spoke to Q105’s the Current with Roxanne Wilder about a parasailing accident in the Florida Keys that occurred over Memorial Day weekend. On the radio show, Michael discussed what people, especially tourists visiting Florida, should know to prevent accidents and the steps they should take if something happens.
“I would say 99 percent of the people don’t read the fine print,” Bild said. “One hundred percent of the time you engage in any of these activities, you will be asked to sign a waiver. Most people blindly sign it and it never becomes an issue until something happens. My advice would be just to take a photo of the waiver. It’s something simple and something you can do pretty quickly and if there ever is an issue at least you have a copy of the waiver with you.”
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