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Florida Votes to Raise Minimum Wage to $15

Sun November 8, 2020 Business

         Florida voters recently approved Amendment 2 which raises the state minimum wage to $15 an hour. A 60 percent supermajority was required for approval, and the amendment barely squeaked by with just 61 percent of the vote. As a result, effective September 30, 2021, Florida minimum wage will rise […]

Good News for Businesses on Tracking Telework Time

Tue September 29, 2020 Business

Millions of Americans continue to telework (or otherwise work remotely away from the worksite) during the COVID-19 pandemic. And, telework is likely here to stay for many businesses and their workers post-pandemic. The nature of telework where workers can work anytime (outside traditional or scheduled hours of work) and without […]

Preexisting Disabilities, Remote Work, the ADA, and COVID-19

Thu September 24, 2020 Publications

            The Americans with Disabilities Act (the “ADA”) requires that employers provide employees who have disabilities with reasonable accommodations. The Covid19 pandemic has complicated ADA compliance when employees with preexisting disabilities that present a greater risk of illness or death request reasonable accommodations—usually in the form of remote work.             […]

Health Care Practitioners Exposed to COVID-19 – CDC Guidance

Mon July 13, 2020 Publications

The CDC has issued specialized guidance on employers’ obligations when health care practitioner (HCP) employees are exposed to COVID-19. The guidance covers obligations related to four different circumstances: The HCP is exposed without adequate personal protection equipment; The HCP is symptomatic and returns to work; An infected HCP returns to […]