As seen in the South Florida Business Journal, Gunster attorney Brian McPherson was quoted in an article about whether employees need to go to work during a storm warning. Under Florida law, businesses can terminate employees who do not show up for work in the days before or after a natural disaster, including hurricanes, the article states. McPherson discusses that there is no legal exemption for employees not to show up to work during a natural disaster unless the local or state government declare a curfew or state of emergency. He encouraged businesses to have a response plan in place to ensure employees are aware of employer expectations in advance of a storm.
Brian M. McPherson is an experienced business and employment law litigator and counselor who has handled complex employment and commercial lawsuits and arbitration all across Florida.
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