Industry News

  • Florida below average among the best states for women, says study
    by Anne Stych on March 3, 2021 at 12:00 am

    In 2020, the pandemic had a disproportionate negative effect on women’s employment — leading to the coining of the phrase “she-cession.” In December alone, the U.S. economy lost 140,000 net jobs, with 156,000 women leaving the workforce while men gained 16,000 jobs. The study noted that women hold nearly two-thirds of all minimum-wage jobs in the country. “The Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare the deep gaps in our economic and social infrastructure that have resulted from decades of underinvestment…

  • How to prepare your Florida business for $15 minimum wage
    by Ashley Portero on March 2, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Experts say companies will have ample time to plan ahead, allowing businesses to allocate the appropriate resources needed to lessen the sting.

  • Universal Orlando to evaluate now-banned Dr. Seuss book references at Islands of Adventure
    by Richard Bilbao on March 2, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    A series of Dr. Seuss books being taken off shelves and out of production due to offensive material may also lead to changes at Universal Orlando Resort's Islands of Adventure theme park. Dr. Seuss Enterprises LP, the San Diego-based entertainment company overseeing the works of Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known as "Dr. Seuss," announced March 2 it would cease publication and licensing of six books that contained "hurtful and wrong" portrayals of people. "Working with a panel of experts, including…

  • Covid-19 roundup: DeSantis gives update on vaccines while local counties prepare for more
    by Richard Bilbao on March 2, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is confident in the state's ongoing efforts to vaccinate citizens and to move beyond the Covid-19 pandemic. In his State of the State address on March 2, he gave an update on vaccination efforts — primarily of those age 65 and older — to end the pandemic that has claimed the lives of thousands of Floridians. "Our efforts saved lives. In fact, 40 states have suffered higher Covid mortality for seniors aged 65-plus on a per capita basis than Florida. And the cases and…

  • Women Who Mean Business: Why Holland & Knight's Sara Bernard chose to 'lean in' to lead
    by Anjali Fluker on March 2, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    "Crisis has a way of revealing, course-correcting and recalibrating what leadership really means."