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Outreach Committee

Purpose: The Outreach Committee provides information about the Section’s activities to Section members and the different entities with which the Section interacts. The Committee’s objectives are carried out through its subcommittees.  The purpose, chairs, and membership roster for each of the subcommittees can be accessed by clicking on the links to the subcommittees listed above.

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ABA Liaison Subcommittee

Purpose: The ABA Liaison Subcommittee coordinates the Section's activities as they relate to the American Bar Association.

Robert S. Turk
Steans Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.
150 W. Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130-1536
Phone: (305) 789-3200
Fax: (305) 789-2676

Cynthia N. Sass
Law Offices of Cynthia N. Sass, P.A.
601 W. Dr. Martin Lurther King Jr. Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33603-3449
Phone: (813) 251-5599

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Law School Liaison Subcommittee

Purpose: The Law School Liaison Subcommittee works with the various law schools within the state to inform them of the Section's activities and to encourage law students who may be interested in practicing in the labor and employment area to become involved in the Section and its various activities. The Subcommittee also works with law school administrators to identify law students who demonstrate an interest in labor and employment law and excel academically for consideration of a Section scholarship award. The Section awards such scholarships to students at participating law schools.

Subcommittee Chairs:

Jorge Freddy Perera
Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.
150 W Flagler St. Suite 2200
Miami, FL 33130-1545
Phone: (305)-789-3200

Cristina Velez
Reemployment Assistance Appeals Commission
101 Rhyne Bldg
2740 Centerview Dr.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-6558
Phone: (850) 487-2685 x137

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Judicial Outreach Subcommittee

Purpose:  The Judicial Outreach Subcommittee is charged with enhancing the exposure and positive interaction between Section members and the Florida Judiciary.  Furthermore, the Subcommittee aspires to elevate the labor and employment law practice in the State of Florida by offering continued opportunity for legal education on labor and employment law issues to the judiciary.

Subcommittee Chairs:

Zascha  Blanco Abbott
Marshall Dennehey
100 NE 3rd Ave., 11th Floor
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Telephone: (954) 847-4958

John Davis Hoffman
Hoffman & Hoffman, P.A
848 Brickell Ave Ste 501
Miami, FL 33131-2949
Telephone: (305) 372-2877
Fax: (305) 372-2875

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Local / Voluntary Bar Association Liaison Subcommittee

Purpose: The Local/Voluntary Bar Association Liaison Subcommittee works with the various local bar associations around the state as a liaison for the Section to provide those associations assistance with their labor and employment initiatives.

Subcommittee Chairs:

Scott E. Atwood
Atwood Law Firm, P.A.
2248 First Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Phone: (239)898-4130
Fax: (866) 898-9129

Sacha Dyson
Thompson, Sizemore, Gonzalez & 2248 1st Street Hearing, P.A.
201 N Franklin St Ste 1600
Tampa, FL 33602-5110
Phone: (813)273-0050
Fax: 813-273-0072

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EEOC and FEPA Liaison Subcommittee

Purpose: The EEOC and FEPA Subcommittee aspires to educate and enhance the understanding of Section members relating to issues involving the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Fair Employment Practices Agencies.

Subcommittee Chairs:

Kristen Foslid
One Biscayne Tower
2 S Biscayne Blvd Ste 2700
Miami, FL 33131-1811
Phone: (305) 808-1803

Marquis Heilig
Thompson Sizemore Gonzalez & Hearing, P.A.
201 North Franklin St. Suite 1600
Tampa, FL 33601
Phone: (813) 273-0050

Cheyanne Costilla
Florida Commission on Human Relations
4075 Esplanade Way Rm 110
Tallahassee, FL 32399-7020
Phone: (850) 488-7082

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NLRB / PERC Liaison Subcommittee

Purpose: The NLRB/PERC Liaison Subcommittee seeks to educate and enhance the understanding of attorneys concerning the practice of traditional labor law, both before the National Labor Relations Board and the Public Employees Relations Commission, as well as to promote awareness regarding recent developments and best practices in the field of traditional labor law.

Subcommittee Chairs:

Nicholas E Karatinos
18920 Dale Mabry Hwy N # STE102
Lutz, FL 33548-4929
Telephone: (813)345-5945
Fax: (813)949-0373

Stephen A. Meck
Public Employees Relations Commission
4708 Capital Cir NW Ste 300
Tallahassee, FL 32303-7256
Phone: (850)488-8641
Fax: (850) 488-9704

Gregg R. Morton
Public Employees Relations Commission
4708 Capital Circle NW, Suite 300
Tallahassee, FL 32303-7256
Phone: (850) 488-8641

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Wage and Hour Administration Liaison Subcommittee

Purpose: The Wage and Hour Administration Liaison Subcommittee assists Section members whose work is impacted by the Wage and Hour Division to serve their clients more effectively by providing opportunities for the W&H Division to communicate their enforcement initiatives, procedures and expectations to our members and to provide our members opportunities to air their clients’ needs and concerns. 

Subcommittee Chairs:

Joseph G. Santoro
Gunster Yoakley & Stewart PA
777 S Flagler Dr. Ste 500 E
West Palm Beach, FL 33401-6121
Phone: (561) 655-1980

David Spalter
Jill S. Schwartz & Associates, PA
655 W. Morse Blvd. Suite 212
Winter Park, FL 32789-3745
Phone: (407) 647-8911
Fax: (407) 628-4994

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Membership Outreach Subcommittee

Purpose:  The Membership Outreach Subcommittee encourages Florida Bar members to become members of the Section and further to encourage current Section members to become involved in the Section’s leadership and its various committees and subcommittees. Additionally, the subcommittee seeks information from current Section members regarding what activities they would like to see the Section undertake and what services members would like to see the Section provide.

Subcommittee Chairs:

Leslie Reicin Stein
Leslie Reicin Stein, P.L.
99 Ladoga Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606
Telephone: (813) 251-6594

Lindsey Wagner
Cathleen Scott & Associates, P.A.
250 S Central Blvd Ste 104
Jupiter, FL 33458-8812
Telephone: (561) 653-0008

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