Labor Employment Law Section

Labor and Employment Law Section
Protecting Rights, Pursuing Justice, Promoting Professionalism

Message from the Chair

I hope this letter finds ev­eryone well and ready for the new year.

Our Section has some great events coming up. The 20th Labor and Employment Law Annual Update and Board Certification Review will be held February 6th and 7th at the Hyatt Regency Or­lando in conjunction with The Florida Bar Winter Meeting. For more information on the lecture program and hotel reservations, see the brochure on pages 25–26. This event often sells out, so register now. 

We also have a number of audio webcasts planned in the new year: Be an Expert in Handling Experts: Best Practices for Expert Designation, Discovery, and Direct and Cross-Examination (January 8th); Flexible Work Arrangements: Legal Implications of a Millen­nial Must-Have (February 5th); Hot Topics in Public Sector Bargaining (March 11th); New Rules of Reason or Reasons to Rue? NLRB Decisions Changing the Landscape of the Union and Non-Union Workplace (April 8th); and What Employers and Employees Need to Know About the GDPR, CCPA, and Emerging Pri­vacy Laws (May 6th). I know we will benefit from these timely updates. If you missed our November (Have You Googled It? Website Accessibility Under Title II and Title III of the ADA) and December (We’re at Impasse. Now What? Best Practices for the Impasse and Special Magistrate Process) webcasts, you can order the programs. See page 21 for order information and to register for upcoming webcast CLEs. 

In 2016, the Section held a very successful all-day seminar in Tallahassee that provided a unique oppor­tunity to hear from key members of state agencies. For our North Florida L&E members, it was also a rare opportunity to attend a nearby Section-sponsored CLE seminar. Building on that success, we invite you to attend our next Tallahassee seminar, titled Practicing Before State Agencies, which will be held on March 5th. 

Finally, Advanced Labor Topics 2020 will take place in Washington D.C. on April 2–3, 2020. This event will include educational and social activities. See the cherry blossoms in bloom and take in some world-class con­tinuing education! Families are welcome to be a part and enjoy the nation’s capital. Come early. Stay late. We have a limited block of rooms at The Madison, a Hilton property, so make your reservations now. See the next page for hotel information.

I wish a happy new year to all.

David Adams, Chair

Labor and Employment Law Section

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