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Upcoming Section Events and Hotel Room Block Information

Please join our Section for the upcoming 13th Labor and Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review (1445R) (PDF), February 14 – 15, 2013 in Orlando at the famous Peabody Hotel.  We are presenting a two-day comprehensive labor and employment law seminar with top notch speakers.  This course also provides 17.5 hours of CLE credit.  In addition to the excellent course content and speakers, our Section is hosting a reception for attendees following Thursday’s Executive Council meeting, which you are all invited to attend.  And you will not want to miss joining Section members at Howl at the Moon for some more fun following the reception.

Please sign up now for the seminar as space is limited. To register call (850) 561-5831, fax form to (850) 561-9413 or register online at www.floridabar.org/CLE. January 23, 2013 is the last day to book a room at The Peabody Orlando at the group rate of $199.  To make reservations, call The Peabody Orlando direct at (407) 345-4488, mention group name “FL Bar Labor & Employment.” After January 23rd, the group rate will be granted on a “space available” basis.

Audio Webcast Series (PDF)

Register now for the remaining audio webcasts in The Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section’s 2012-13 lunchtime Webcast Series.  The next webcast, “The Reemployment Assistance Appeal Process,” will be presented on March 19, 2013.

The remaining webcasts are listed below.

  • The Reemployment Assistance
    Appeal Process (1573R) (3/19/2013)
  • Immigration Law Issues for
    the Employment Lawyer (1574R) (5/14/2013)
  • E-Discovery (1575R)
    (6/4/2013)

To register call (850) 561-5831, fax form to (850) 561-9413 or register online at www.floridabar.org/CLE.

Advanced Labor Topics 2013

Save the Date for Advanced Labor Topics 2013 (1523R) on April 5-6, 2013, at the Hawks Cay Island Resort, Marina & Villas, Duck Key, FL, www.hawkscay.com. March 14, 2013 is the last day to book a room at the Hawks Cay Island Resort at the group rate of $229.  To make reservations, call Hawks Cay Island Resort at (800)  432-2242, mention group name “FL Bar Meeting 2013.” After March 14th,
the group rate will be granted on a “space available” basis.  A $15 resort fee includes the following amenities: gratuities with exception of food and beverage outlets and spa, valet parking, daily newspaper, daily health club, and high-speed internet access.

 

November E-Update & Webcast Series

Check out the Section’s November E-Update (PDF) for the following informative articles: “Yes, Employees May (Sometimes) be Fired for Incriminating Facebook Posts” and “Written Policy for Reporting Time Saves Employer from FLSA Liability.” Both were written by Jay P. Lechner, a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Tampa office and co-chair of the Section’s Publications Subcommittee.  Also, register now for the Section’s 2012-13 Webcast Series (PDF).  The first webcast, “What Employment Lawyers Need to Know About Obamacare,” will be presented on December 18, 2012.

October E-Update

The Labor & Employment Law Section is pleased to release its October E-Update (PDF).  The update contains an informative and timely article written by Brian Kurtz, a partner in FordHarrison’s Chicago office.  The article is titled: “NLRB Finds No ‘Concerted Activity’ Protection for Employee Comments on Facebook.”  Also, don’t miss the “Save the Date” announcement for the Section’s 2013 Advanced Labor Topics Seminar on April 5-6, 2013, in Hawks Cay, Duck Key, FL.   Watch for details on the seminar in the coming months.

September E-Update

Check out the Section’s September E-Update (PDF) for a timely and informative article written by Section Chair, Sherril Colombo, titled: “Is Pregnancy Discrimination Covered Under the FCRA or Not?”

Section Announces E-Updates on Recent Legal Developments

In addition to the quarterly Checkoff, the Labor & Employment Law Section will now provide periodic email alerts to Section members on recent legal developments. The inaugural E-Update (PDF) contains a timely and excellent discussion on The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by Dana Thrasher, Bob Ellerbrock and Evan Gibbs of Constangy, Brooks & Smith. We have not arrived at a formal name for the monthly alerts so we encourage our members to help by sending suggestions. For the person who sends the selected title, we will provide a $50.00 credit toward one of the section seminars.

Sherril M. Colombo, Section Chair
Sherril.Colombo@WilsonElser.Com

 

2012-2013 Committee Preference Forms Due August 20, 2012

The Labor & Employment Law Section is looking for volunteers to join a committee. Being a part of a committee is a great way to become active in the section, seek a leadership role, or just meet fellow section members who share similar interests.  If you are interested in being a part of a committee (there are thirteen to choose from), you may download the form (PDF) through the website by clicking this link (or you can find the form under the Resources Tab).  Fill-in form [Microsoft Word] is available here.  Please be sure to complete and return the form to Angie Froelich. You may fax, e-mail, or mail the form to Angie at The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300, Fax: 850-561-5825, E-mail: afroelich@flabar.org. All forms must be received by August 20, 2012.

Reception to Honor Inaugural Hall of Fame Inductees

Please join us for a reception at The Florida Bar Annual Convention to honor the Section’s Inaugural Hall of Fame Inductees, on Thursday, June 21, 2012, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in Sanibel 1-3 of the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center.

The Hall of Fame recognition is a posthumous honor, granted only after death. Individuals to be recognized have had significant involvement in both the Section and the active practice of labor and employment law in Florida for a substantial portion of his or her career.

Upcoming Webinar

Please join the Labor and Employment Law Section for its fourth and final webinar in the 2011-2012 Labor & Employment Law webinar series. The ADA, FMLA, and Workers’ Compensation: Analysis of the Interaction Between the Three Statutes and Practical Information on Maintaining Compliance in Administering Employer Leave Policies, Course No. 1419R, is scheduled for Tuesday, June 12, 2012, and has been awarded 1 hour of labor and employment law and 1 hour of workers’ compensation certification credit.

The audio cd of the entire series, including course materials, is available for purchase under course number 1421C.  Please visit The Florida Bar website, www.floridabar.org/cle, and search for course number 1421 to order this webinar series.

(The audio cd and course book for the entire series will be available after June 12, 2012)

To Register: 1) call: 850-561-5831 (credit card payment only); 2) mail: The Florida Bar Order Entry Department, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, FL  32300-2300 (make check payable to The Florida Bar); 3) fax: 850-561-9427 (credit card payment only); and 4) on-line: www.floridabar.org/cle (credit card payment only – FL Bar Members Only).

 

L&E Section Seminar, at the Beach in San Juan, P.R.

Please join us in beautiful San Juan, Puerto Rico on April 13 and 14 for The Florida Bar’s Advanced Labor Topics seminar. The Bar negotiated a $185 dollar rate for rooms at the El San Juan Hotel, on the longest stretch of white sand in San Juan. Flights are reasonable with convenient schedules from most Florida cities. And the seminar will be great as well, with two of our federal judges, a panel of in house counsel and other great speakers. You can review the full agenda and find registration information at this link:

Advanced Labor Topics 2012 brochure (PDF)

Nominations currently open for Section Hall of Fame

The Labor & Employment Law Section Hall of Fame recognition is a posthumous honor, granted only after death. Ordinarily, individuals nominated will have had significant involvement in both the Section and the active practice of labor and employment law in Florida for a substantial portion of his or her career. An individual who had a clear affinity with or connection to the Section but who was not a member may be considered if, on the whole, the individual is otherwise recognized as having had a profound and positive impact on the profession and the field of labor and employment law. To nominate someone for this distinguished recognition, complete and return the nomination form (PDF) by April 2, 2012.

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