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Applications Available for Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Leadership Academy

The Florida Bar Leadership Academy is accepting applications for the incoming 2014-15 Academy Class II.  The deadline to submit applications is January 15, 2014, at 5:00 p.m.  The Florida Bar Leadership Academy is a yearlong leadership training program designed to foster professional growth and enhance the leadership skills of a diverse group of attorneys.  The Leadership Academy […]

November E-Update

The Section’s November E-Update (PDF) has an interesting and informative article written by Macon Jones, Assistant State Attorney, Eighth Judicial Circuit, on “Facebook and the Limits on Government Employee Free Speech.”  Plus, check out our list of upcoming events!

October E-Update Available

Check out the Section’s latest E-Update (PDF) for an informative article written by Jay Lechner of Jackson Lewis LLP titled: “Eleventh Circuit Further Undermines Defense Strategy of Avoiding Attorneys’ Fees in FLSA Cases by Tendering Full Relief”

July E-Update Available

The Section announces the publication of its July E-Update (PDF) containing an article titled “Supreme Court Sets Heightened Standard for Proving Retaliation Claims” by Luis Santos of FordHarrison LLP.

June E-Update Available

We hope you will review the Section’s June E-Update (PDF) for an important and timely article titled “Supreme Court Raises the Bar for Certifying Class Actions” by Justin C. Sorrell of Jackson Lewis LLP.

May E-Update Available

Our latest E-Update (PDF) includes a timely and informative article written by Amy Littrell of FordHarrison, LLP, titled: “Federal Appeals Court Strikes NLRB’s Notice Posting Rule.” Also included is the Section Calendar with information on upcoming section events.

Supreme Court Decides Important FLSA Mootness Issue

On April 16, 2013, the Supreme Court ruled that an FLSA collective action must be dismissed for lack of jurisdiction if, prior to a motion for conditional certification, the claims of the named plaintiff become moot.  Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk, 2013 U.S. LEXIS 3157 (Apr. 16, 2013).  The named plaintiff had rejected the employer’s […]

March E-Update

Check out the Section’s March E-Update (PDF) for J. Evan Gibbs’ article, Eleventh Circuit Holds Liquidated Damages are not Mandatory in FLSA Retaliation Cases, plus the latest Section Calendar of Events.

February E-Update

Check out the Section’s February E-Update (PDF) for an article by Erin Jackson and Cullan Jones of Thompson, Sizemore, Gonzalez & Hearing, P.A., regarding “Facebook Comments by Employees Addressing Colleague’s Criticism of Their Work Performance: Protected, Concerted Activity or Group Griping?”

January E-Update Available

The  Section’s January E-Update (PDF) contains the following two informative and timely articles:  “Florida Supreme Court: Proposal for Settlement Statute Does Not Apply to an Action for Both Damages and Equitable Relief” by J. Evan Gibbs, III of Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP, and “Class Action Waivers in FSLA Cases Upheld by Eighth Circuit” by Jay […]

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