LSA attorneys recognized by Super Lawyers and Florida’s Legal Elite for 2020

By: Jeff Lieser Posted on: Friday, June 26th, 2020

We are proud to announce that Jeff Lieser and Ghada Skaff were recognized as 2020 Florida Legal Elite and Joseph Alexander was named Super Lawyer for 2020. In addition, Associate Alissa Kranz was named both a Super Lawyers Rising Star and Florida Legal Elite Up & Comer for 2020. Florida Legal

Employer responsibilities under the Florida Domestic Violence Leave Law

By: Jeff Lieser Posted on: Monday, June 22nd, 2020

In what the United Nations has described as a “shadow pandemic,” the reported cases of domestic abuse have risen by at least 20% since COVID-19 started and is likely much higher because of unreported cases. As employers welcome staff back to the workplace, they should be aware of potential domes

Employee mental health concerns for businesses reopening from COVID-19

By: Jeff Lieser Posted on: Saturday, June 20th, 2020

As we all cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, feelings of anxiety, sadness, and fear are commonplace. Pandemic-related factors that may add to a workers' stress, are sundry, but may include fears regarding health or job security. A proactive response to employee mental health needs is not only pr

Hillsborough County courthouse now open with changes due to COVID-19

By: Jeff Lieser Posted on: Saturday, June 6th, 2020

The Hillsborough County Courthouse has implemented changes to how it handles hearings as it opens from the COVID-19 shutdown. Your case may be rescheduled or heard remotely via Zoom or a similar video chat system. To find out whether your hearing will be continued or heard via video chat, visit the

Freedom of Information Act Requests Can Expose a Business’s COVID-19 PPP Loan Activity

By: Stephanie M. Martin Posted on: Sunday, May 17th, 2020

You've probably heard about the fallout from Ruth's Chris Steakhouse and Shake Shack after they accepted funding from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which is a government program that was intended to help small businesses pay their employees during the pandemic. Since these publicly traded c

What if Employees Are Scared to Return to Work During COVID Reopening?

By: Alissa A. Kranz Posted on: Monday, May 11th, 2020

The last thing a business owner needs right now is a labor dispute with an employee. The current situation makes that a possibility. Things are starting to return to normal. Businesses are reopening. Millions of companies have received Payroll Protection Program loans and need to use the majo

Governor DeSantis’s Executive Order on Phase 1 to Reopen Florida

By: Alissa A. Kranz Posted on: Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

On April 29th, Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-112, which puts “Phase 1” of his “Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery” into effect on May 4th. “Phase 1” reopens certain businesses that were previously deemed nonessential in all counties except Miami-Dad