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The Checkoff

December 2013

  • Chair's Message
  • The Latest in Labor Law
  • Section Bulletin Board
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The Checkoff Publications



The Checkoff is a publication of The Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section and provides information on recent developments in labor and employment law and useful information about the Section's activities and initiatives.  Click here for information on advertising in The Checkoff.


Current Edition

  • December 2013

    Date Published: 12/23/2013
    Summary: - Eleventh Circuit Upholds Arbitration Award Allowing Collective Arbitration
    - Florida’s Second District Court of Appeals Holds that Arbitration Agreement with Fee Shifting Provision is Unenforceable
    - Rule 11 and Collateral Estoppel— It’s Not Just for Sanctions Anymore
    - Is FLSA Successorship Liability Viable in the Eleventh Circuit?
    - Message from the Chair
    - Case Notes
    - Section Calendar

Archived Editions

  • August 2013

    Date Published: 08/08/2013
    Summary: - High Court Narrowly Defines “Supervisor” for Purposes of Title VII
    - U.S. Supreme Court Reaffirms Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements, Effectively Nullifying the “Effective Vindication” Doctrine
    - Message from the Chair
    - Eighth Circuit Holds That Plaintiff Seeking Unpaid Overtime Under the FLSA Must Provide Evidence of Actual Damages Even Where Employer Failed to Keep Accurate Time Records
    - U.S. Supreme Court to Take up Eleventh Circuit’s Decision in “Thing of Value” Case
    - Seventh Circuit Clarifies Meaning of “Inquiries” Under ADA Medical
    Confidentiality Requirement
    - Can Noel Canning Can the Quorum?
  • December 2012

    Date Published: 12/20/2012
    Summary: Message from the Chair
    -"Supreme Court (Partially) Levels the Playing Field for Employers Asserting FLSA Exemptions" - Loren Beer
    -"New 'Union-Relations' Privilege Recognized" - Cynthia May
    - "Fifth Circuit Holds Private FLSA Settlement Agreement Enforceable" - Gregory W. Lineberry
    - "Worlds Apart: Why Mediating Sexual Harassment Claims Does Not Make Sense" - Joel H. Feigenbaum
    -Case Notes
    -Section Calendar
  • June 2012

    Date Published: 06/01/2012
    Summary: - "States Immune From Claims Brought Under FMLA's 'Self-Care' Provision" - Matthew L. Evans
    - "Section 447.4095, Florida Statutes: The Commission Interprets 'Financial Urgency'" - PERC Hearing Officer William D. Salmon
    - "Insider Insights on Wage and Hour Initiatives" - Alan Gerlach and Marguerite Longoria
    - "Showdown Looming Over Updated EEOC Guidelines on the Use of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions" - Matthew L. Evans
    - "First DCA Affirms General Counsel’s Summary Dismissal of Libel/Coercion Charge" - Steve Meck, PERC General Counsel
    - "Fourth DCA Finds Hybrid Charge Timely" - PERC Hearing Officer Carlos R. Lopez
    - "EEOC Expands Title VII Protections to Transgender Individuals" - Lauren B. Davis
    - "Another Setback for the NLRB: Federal District Court for the District of Columbia Invalidates 'Quickie Election' Rule" - Donna V. Smith
    - Message from the Chair
    - Case Notes
    - Section Calendar
  • February 2012

    Date Published: 02/01/2012
    Summary: - Kathryn A. Turner, "One Clause, Multiple Implications"
    - Case Notes
    - CLE Section
  • December 2011

    Date Published: 12/01/2011
    Summary: - Steven Meck, "Stays in Special Magistrate Impasse Resolution Proceedings - Follow the Dots"
    - Matthew L. Lundy, "Understanding the Qualified Domestic Relations Order (and Similar Orders Used to Divide Retirement Accounts)"
    - Section’s 2011-12 Webinar Series Kicks Off
    - Nominations Sought for New LEL Section Hall of Fame
    - Case Notes
    - CLE Section
  • July 2011

    Date Published: 07/01/2011
    Summary: - Kathyrn A. Terry, "Supreme Court Rejects Massive Class Action Lawsuit"
    - Scott Atwood, "Federal Arbitration Act Preempts State Law Favoring Class Actions"
    - John Hickman, Carolyn Smith and Johann Lee Atlanta and Washington, D.C., "Court Decision Clears the Air (Somewhat) for Wellness Programs"
    - Case Notes
    - CLE Section
  • April 2011

    Date Published: 04/01/2011
    Summary: - M. Kristen Allman, "Florida Federal Courts’ Divergent Approaches to FLSA Settlement Agreements"
    - Donald B. Reder, "Mediating the Employment Dispute"
    - Shane T. Muñoz, "Supreme Court Clarifies Cat’s Paw Liability in Discrimination Claims"
    - John A. Noland, The Florida Bar Foundation: A Cause We Can Share
    - Case Notes
    - CLE Section
  • January 2011

    Date Published: 01/01/2011
    Summary: - Elizabeth P. Kuhn, “Is Complaining About the Boss on a Social Media Site Protected Speech?”
    - Kathryn S. Piscitelli, “USERRA 2010 Amendments Overrule 11th Circuit Decision on Successor Liability.”
    - Elizabeth Ricci, “E-Verify Enrollment: A Potential Marketing Tool for Florida Employers?”
    - PERC Launches E-filing
    - Case Notes
    - CLE Section
  • October 2010

    Date Published: 10/01/2010
    Summary: - Sam J. Smith, "Eleventh Circuit Clarifies FLSA Enterprise Coverage."
    - Lindsey L. Dunn, "Free Speech Rights and Restrictions for Government Employees: The Eleventh Circuit’s Application of Garcetti v. Ceballos."
    - Stephanie Williams Ray, "Commission Hearing Officers Held to the Code of Judicial Conduct."
    - Jerry W. Chatham, "City Contribution to Retiree Health Insurance Premiums Not a Status Quo Benefit."
    - Lisa Griffin Hodgdon and Kelly Holbrook, "Who is 'In Loco Parentis' Under the FMLA?"
    - Josè Javier Rodriguez, "Miami-Dade County’s New Wage Theft Ordinance."
    - Caran Rothchild, "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Provides Still More Whistleblower Protections."
    - Case Notes
    - CLE Section
  • July 2010

    Date Published: 07/01/2010
    Summary: - Joseph W. Ambash, Justin F. Keith, Mark E. Solomons, Laura Metcoff Klaus and Don Richie, "Supreme Court: National Labor Relations Board Lacked Authority to Issue Decisions With Only Two Members."
    - Jack E. Ruby, "Is it an Unfair Labor Practice Not to Hire an Applicant Because of Activities Aiding Union Support of a Political Opponent?"
    - Deborah C. Brown, "New Break Law Promotes Baby Health."
    - Linda Noel and Niza Motola, "Miami Dade County Passes Wage Theft Ordinance."
    - Section Bulletin Board
    - Case Notes
    - CLE Section
  • April 2010

    Date Published: 04/01/2010
    Summary: - Cynthia May, "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Provides New Whistleblower Protection."
    - Scott T. Silverman and Sarah M. DeFranco, "Eleventh Circuit Expands the Scope of Actionable Harassment."
    - Chad K. Lang and Diane P. Perez, "Pre-Notice Communications with Potential FLSA Class members May Get Attorneys in Hot Water When They Run Afoul of Florida’s Ethics Rules."
    - Case Notes
    - CLE Section
  • January 2010

    Date Published: 01/01/2010
  • October 2009

    Date Published: 10/01/2009
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