Should Employers Lose Sleep Over Bedbugs?

Law360, New York (November 15, 2010, 3:43 PM EST) -- Bedbugs, those pests from the nursery rhyme, have become a hot topic of conversation among employers in 2010. According to the National Pest Management Association, nearly one in five exterminators have found bedbugs in office buildings in the U.S., compared with less than 1 percent in 2007.

With bedbug infestations reported in workplaces, retail stores, theaters and hotels across the country, some employers have grown hysterical in their reaction to these tiny insects. Before taking action however, employers are cautioned to first understand the nature of...
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