Gunster corporate law attorney David G. Bates writes for The Business Journals about how a business owner can best plan to address certain challenges that can occur as the result of natural disasters such as hurricanes, flooding, wildfires, and more.

Gunster attorney David BatesA lawyer can provide guidance about how to ensure such plans are compliant with relevant laws and regulations.

Items to consider, Bates points out in the article, include how to deal with issues involving a company’s employees, customers, and vendors due to business interruption.

For example, business owners should have a plan to address payroll and employment issues that may arise if some employees choose not to, or are unable to, come into work prior to, during or after the event – or if they get injured on the way into work in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster.

Post-disaster activities such as addressing liability, insurance claims, and product or service pricing should also be discussed and planned for.

Read the entire article: Natural disaster preparedness checklist must include your attorney (The Business Journals, 10/17/17)


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