DLA Piper: Ebola: Best Practices For U.S. Employers – 6 Questions To Ask

By Phyllis Cheng The 2014 Ebola outbreak is the largest one of its type in history and the first in West Africa. A severe and often fatal disease in humans, Ebola symptoms include fever, headache, joint and muscle aches, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain and lack of appetite. Symptoms may...

How I Did on My Employment Law Predictions For 2014

Last year I made predictions for what would happen in 2014. How did I do? Call me Cassandra again, because I did pretty well: Minimum Wage: I predicted that raising the minimum wage would be a hot political issue in 2014. Eleven states enacted minimum wage increases and so did several municipalities...

What I See In My Crystal Ball For Employment Law In 2015

So far I've been pretty prescient in my annual predictions, so better pay attention here. My predictions for what will happen on the employment law scene in 2015 are: 1. Intern sexual harassment : With Broward County moving to develop an ordinance to ban sexual harassment of interns, can Miami-Dade...

Employment Law Bills Pending in the Florida Legislature

Since I've been writing about states that have pro-employee laws, and complaining about the lack of protections for employees in Florida law, I thought you'd like to hear about some legislation that has been filed in the Florida legislature for the upcoming session. Will any of it pass? Doubtful...