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Last Call for Hall of Fame Class of 2015

The Section’s Executive Council is soliciting nominations for The Labor and Employment Law Hall of Fame.  Membership is a posthumous honor, granted to individuals recognized as having had a profound and positive impact on the profession and the field of labor and employment law. Ordinarily, a nominated individual has had significant involvement in both the Section and the active practice of labor and employment law in Florida. Individuals who were not Section mem­bers can be considered if, on the whole, such individuals otherwise meet these criteria.

Nominees approved for induction by the Executive Council are publicly recognized at the Section’s annual meeting.  Therefore, any nominations for this year’s class should be submitted to the Executive Council as soon as possible, and no later than May 15, 2015, to allow for proper consideration.  More complete guidelines on eligibility are here (PDF). The nomination form can be accessed here (PDF). Questions can be directed to Freddy Perera (fperera@stearnsweaver.com) or Debbie Brown (dbrown@tsghlaw.com), Co-chairs of the Law School Liaison Committee.

NLRB Training on New Representation Case Rules

The National Labor Relations Board Region 12 will be presenting an introduction to the New Representation Case Rules that will be effective April 14, 2015.   The training will be held on April 9, 2015, at noon, at the law offices of Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, 150 West Flagler St., Suite 2200, Miami, Florida  33130.

Two hours have been set aside for the presentation and a Q&A session.  Lunch will be provided.  Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.  Please RSVP to Margaret.Diaz@nlrb.gov; lberg@stearnsweaver.com, and nwarman@sugarmansusskind.com.

If you are unable to attend in person, you may participate by phone:

Dial In Number: Long Distance #: 877-796-9272; Local #: 305-789-4199
Conference ID: 3543
PIN: Not Required
Password: Not Required

Internships and the FLSA

The Section is pleased to announce the publication of the following article by Section member, Deborah C. Brown, in the November edition of The Florida Bar Journal: Internships and the FLSA

Hall of Fame and Scholarship Presentations

At the Section’s reception during The Florida Bar Annual Meeting, Executive Council Member Debbie Brown announced this year’s Hall of Fame award recipients, The Honorable Richard Harlan Frank and Theo Hamilton. Chair Robert Turk presented their families with a plaque in recognition of this distinguished posthumous honor.  Robert and Debbie also recognized this year’s scholarship award recipients and presented those in attendance with a plaque memorializing the award.

Recognizing The Honorable Richard Harlan Frank

Chair Robert Turk and EC Member Debbie Brown present Pat and Stacy Frank with Hall of Fame plaque recognizing The Honorable Richard Harlan Frank

Recognizing Theo Hamilton

Chair Robert Turk and EC Member Debbie Brown present the Hamilton family with Hall of Fame plaque recognizing Theo Hamilton

Presenting scholarship plaque to Ann Charleus, St. Thomas School of Law

Chair Robert Turk and EC Member Debbie Brown present scholarship plaque to Ann Charleus, St. Thomas School of Law

Presenting scholarship plaque to Nicole Engebretson, Thomas Cooley School of Law

Chair Robert Turk and EC Member Debbie Brown present scholarship plaque to Nicole Engebretson, Thomas Cooley School of Law

Presenting scholarship plaque to Matthew Neff, Florida State University College of Law

Chair Robert Turk and EC Member Debbie Brown present scholarship plaque to Matthew Neff, Florida State University College of Law

Presenting scholarship plaque to Louis Montone, Barry Law School

Chair Robert Turk and EC Member Debbie Brown present scholarship plaque to Louis Montone, Barry Law School

 

Obtaining Attorneys’ Fees in Florida Arbitrations: The Slowly Changing Law

The Section is pleased to announce the publication of the following article by Section member, Kenneth Starr, in the June edition of The Florida Bar Journal: Obtaining Attorneys’ Fees in Florida Arbitrations: The Slowly Changing Law.

Religious Accommodation in the Workplace: The Devil is in the Detail

The Section is pleased to announce the publication of the following article in the May 2014 edition of The Florida Bar Journal: Religious Accommodation in the Workplace: The Devil is in the Detail by: Jennifer Fowler-Hermes and Luisette Gierbolini.

CLE Presentation and Reception: The NLRB – The Florida Footprint

The Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section invites you to attend an evening reception and CLE presentation on The National Labor Relations Board – The Florida Footprint with guest presenters, Margaret Diaz – Regional Director, Region 12, and Pamela Scott, Miami Resident Officer, on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Click here for details and registration information (PDF).

February E-Update

The Section’s latest E-Update (PDF) found here contains a timely and informative article written by J. Evan Gibbs, III, of Constangy, Brooks & Smith LLP, titled: “Employee’s Signature Can Bind Company to Collective Bargaining Agreement When Company President Refuses to Sign.”

Trial Attorney Positions Available at EEOC

There  are two  open Florida trial attorney positions at the EEOC, one for the Miami office and one for the Tampa office. The job announcements are for Trial Attorney (Civil Rights)  and can be found at usajobs.gov. Once on the site, enter the keyword EEOC to locate the positions. The open period to apply for these positions is only until 2/25/14.  Robert Weisberg, EEOC Regional Attorney, Miami District Office encourages anyone with an interest to apply quickly due to the short application window.

Practice “Toolkits” Available

The Membership Outreach Subcommittee is pleased to provide an additional resource for the Labor and Employment Law Section’s membership.  We will be publishing a series of practice “toolkits” authored by Section members and designed to provide a detailed overview of popular topics in the area of labor and employment law. The toolkits are not designed to provide legal advice but to acquaint you with an area of the law in which you may not be familiar.  Three toolkits are now available:

If you are interested in authoring a toolkit, please email Leslie Stein or Lindsey Wagner.

Disclaimer: The Section’s toolkits are a general practice resource designed for the Section’s membership.  While the authors have made every attempt to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, neither the authors, the Section, nor the Florida Bar provide any warranties, promises and/or representations of any kind regarding the accuracy or reliability of the information provided, nor to the suitability of the information to particular circumstances.  The individual authors, the Section, and the Florida Bar assume no liability for the results or consequences of the use or adoption of any of the information presented in the toolkits.

 

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