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(5748) Advanced Labor Topics 2022
04/07/2022, 12:55 pm to 12:45 pm
Location:

The Madison Washington D.C. and Live Webcast

Description:

Please join The Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section as we hold our annual Advanced Labor Topics seminar in person in Washington, D.C. on April 7 and 8, 2022, at The Madison Washington D.C. and via a Live Webcast.

Due to the unique location of the seminar this year, we have scheduled an all-star faculty to provide Florida labor and employment practitioners with the very latest updates directly from key government agencies and well-known leaders in our area of practice. Serious practitioners will not want to miss this incredible opportunity to gain labor and employment law insights directly from the source and share in the experience with fellow members of The Florida Bar. We look forward to hosting you in April and making the 2022 seminar an unforgettable learning experience.

Course number 5748 is approved for 8.5 General; 8.5 Labor and Employment Law credits. REGISTER

**Lunches, a Thursday-night reception and dinner, and a Friday-night Chair’s reception are included in your registration fee.**

All Advanced Labor Topics registrants are invited to join us on Thursday from 6 to 9 PM at Dauphine’s for a reception and dinner. The evening will include hors d’oeuvres, a three-course meal, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Dauphine’s is conveniently located across the street from the hotel and serves New Orleans-inspired dishes. The Labor & Employment Law Section also will host a reception from 6 to 8 PM Friday night in the Chair’s suite at The Madison, and all program registrants are invited.

The Labor and Employment Law Section’s discounted room rate at The Madison* ended on March 16. To reserve rooms, visit the hotel website. You may also call the hotel directly at 202-862-1600, and press 1 for the “reservations” line. *Effective March 31, 2022, this hotel will no longer be affiliated with Hilton.

April 07, 2022

12:55 PM – 1:00 PM:  Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Don Slesnick, Managing Partner, Law Offices of Slesnick & Casey LLP, Coral Gables – Program Co-Chair
Gregory A. Hearing, Shareholder, GrayRobinson, P.A., Tampa – Program Co-Chair

1:00 PM – 1:55 PM:  Affirmative Action and DEIA Update
Craig E. Leen, Partner, K&L Gates LLP, Washington, D.C. 

1:55 PM – 2:45 PM:  DOL Update
Jessica Looman, Acting Administrator, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C. 

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM:  Break

3:00 PM – 3:55 PM:  OSHA Update “Workplace Safety in a Pandemic Environment”
Edmund C. Baird, Associate Solicitor for Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C.

3:55 PM – 4:45 PM:  U.S. Supreme Court Update
Carolyn Wheeler, Senior Counsel, Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP, Washington, D.C.


April 08, 2022

8:55 AM – 9:00 AM:  Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Don Slesnick, Managing Partner, Law Offices of Slesnick & Casey LLP, Coral Gables – Program Co-Chair
Gregory A. Hearing, Shareholder, GrayRobinson, P.A., Tampa  – Program Co-Chair

9:00 AM – 9:55 AM:  EEOC Update
Keith Sonderling, Commissioner, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, D.C.

9:55 AM – 10:45 AM:  The Modern Role of FMCS in Labor Relations
Javier Ramirez, Executive Manager, Division of Agency Initiatives, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (nominated for FMCS Director), Washington, D.C.

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM:  Break

11:00 AM – 11:55 AM:  NLRB Update
Hon. Gwynne A. Wilcox, Board Member, National Labor Relations Board, Washington, D.C.

11:55 AM – 12:45 PM:  “Labor Relations – Post-Pandemic” (Includes Ethics Topic)
Mark Gaston Pearce, Visiting Professor of Law and Executive Director, Workers’ Rights Institute at Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.

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22nd Labor and Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review (5598)
01/27/2022, 8:10 am to 4:20 pm
Location:

Originally presented on January 27-28, 2022, Course Number 5598 is approved by The Florida Bar for credit until July 27, 2023.

Description:

Course 5598 now is available through The Florida Bar InReach as Downloadable Audio and as an Online Seminar (On-Demand).

A virtual alphabet soup of L&E topics done virtually! This program provides an annual update on labor and employment law and also serves as a review course for the Board Certification Exam. If your practice includes FMLA, USERRA, PERA/PERC, FLSA, ACA, NLRA, WARN, EEO, OSHA, or ERISA, you won’t want to miss what our top-notch speakers have to say. Other topics include Whistleblower Statutes/Workers’ Compensation Retaliation, Common Law Employment, Unemployment Appeals Claims, Constitutional Employment Claims, Workplace Privacy, Drug Testing, and Business Interests. View the full schedule here.

Course Number:  5598. Course Classification:  Advanced Credits:  17 General CLE; 17 Labor and Employment Law Certification
Pricing:  Labor and Employment Law Section members purchase for only $590 (non-section members $635).

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Poaching Agreements (5595)
12/08/2021, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Location:

Originally presented on Dec. 8, 2021, as a live GoToWebinar, Course Number 5595 is approved by The Florida Bar for credit until June 8, 2023.

Description:

Course Number 5595 is through The Florida Bar InReach catalog as an Online Seminar (On-Demand) and Downloadable Audio. Earn 1 General CLE credit; 1 Labor & Employment credit. Section members may purchase the program for $75.

The speakers discuss the legal aspects of poaching agreements.

Poaching Agreements
Yaman Salahi, San Francisco, CA
James J. Fredricks, Washington, D.C.



Veterans Preference, Update on USERRA, and State Military Leave Statutes (5594)
11/17/2021, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Location:

Originally presented on Nov. 17, 2021, as a live GoToWebinar, Course Number 5594 is approved by  The Florida Bar for credit until May 17, 2023.

Description:

Course number 5594 is available through The Florida Bar InReach catalog as an Online Seminar (On-Demand) and Downloadable Audio. Earn 1 General CLE credit; 1 Labor & Employment credit. Section members may purchase the program for $75.

Veterans Preference, Update on USERRA, and State Military Leave Statutes
Kathryn S. Piscitelli, Orlando
Matthew Hall, Hill Ward Henderson, Tampa



(4521) NLRB Update: Where Do We Stand Now? Part II
10/06/2021, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location:

Originally presented on Oct. 6, 2021, as a live GoToWebinar, Course Number 4521 is approved by The Florida Bar for credit until February 16, 2023.

Description:

Course Number 4521 is available through The Florida Bar InReach catalog as an Online Seminar (On-Demand) and as Downloadable Audio. Earn 1.5 General CLE credits; 1.5 Labor and Employment. Section members may purchase the program for $75.

In Part 1 of this update (Oct. 14, 2020), speakers Bob Turk and Lisa Berg covered a number of changes by The National Labor Relations Board during the Trump administration. With the change in administration, the NLRB has already seen some big changes and there may be more to come. In Part 2 of this update, Bob and Lisa address what has changed so far and where the NLRB may be headed in the near future when it comes to the changing landscape of federal labor law.

NLRB Update: Where Do We Stand Now? Part II
Robert Turk and Lisa Berg, Steans Weaver, Miller, Miami, Florida



Webinar Series: OSHA and the ETS Standard and COVID-19 Workplace Safety
09/29/2021, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Location:

Webinar

Description:

Presented by:

Eric Holshouser, Rogers Towers, P.A.
Jacksonville, Florida



Webinar Series: ADA – Mandatory Vaccines and Long COVID as a disability
09/13/2021, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Location:

Originally presented on September 13, 2021, as a Zoom Webinar.

Description:

The Florida Bar’s Labor and Employment Law Section webinar focuses on mandatory vaccines and long-covid as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act. This is a recording of a live webinar conducted on September 13, 2021.

  • Segment One focuses on mandatory vaccines
  • Segment Two focuses on long-covid as a disability
  • Segment Three addresses questions and answers by the audience on both mandatory vaccines and long-covid as a disability.

Presented by:

Lakisha Sallis-Kinsley, Esquire, Fisher Phillips, Tampa, Florida
James C. Poindexter, Delegal & Poindexter, P.A., Jacksonville, Florida





Advanced Labor Topics
05/21/2021
Location:

This seminar will be virtual. Details to follow.

Description:

The conference will be live through webcast.



Labor and Employment Executive Council Meeting
05/20/2021, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm


NLRB Update Part II
04/27/2021, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location:

Webinar

Description:

Speakers: Lisa Berg and Bob Turk