The seminar will include 40 years of PERA; ethics; issues and trends in title VII and the FCRA; health care bargaining under PERA; PERC case update; FRS & pension developments; litigating verterns' employment and reemployment rights cases; federal 11th circuit and Florida public sector update; mock arbitration and regulating public employee speech.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.
Welcome Opening Remarks
Michael Grogan, Program Chair, Jacksonville
1:10 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
40 Years of PERA
Stephen A. Meck, General Counsel, PERC, Tallahassee
Michael Mattimore, Allen, Norton & Blue, P.A., Tallahassee
Thomas W. Brooks, Meyer, Brooks, Demma, & Blohm, P.A., Tallahassee
2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
C. Christopher “Chris” Anderson, III, Florida Commission on Ethics, Tallahassee
2:50 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.
3:05 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
Issues and Trends in Title VII and the FCRA
Robert J. Sniffen, Sniffen & Spellman, P.A., Tallahassee
3:55 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Health Care Bargaining Under PERA
Debbie C. Brown, Thompson, Sizemore, Gonzalez & Hearing, P.A., Tampa
4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tribute to J.J. Brown
Vivien Monaco, Orlando
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Section Meetings (All Invited)
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
All Members’ Reception (Included in Registration Fee)
Friday, October 24, 2014
8:35 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
PERC Case Update
Gregg Riley Morton, Hearing Officer, PERC, Tallahassee
William D. Salmon, Hearing Officer, PERC, Tallahassee
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
FRS & Pension Developments
James Linn, Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A., Tallahassee
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
Litigating Veterans’ Employment and Reemployment Rights Cases
Kathryn S. Piscitelli, Orlando
11:55 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Luncheon (Included in Registration Fee)
1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Federal 11th Circuit and Florida Public Sector Update
F. Damon Kitchen, Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP, Jacksonville
J. Evan Gibbs, Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP, Jacksonville
1:50 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
Thomas W. Young, III, Port Charlotte
Noah Scott Warman, Sugarman & Susskind, P.A., Coral Gables
Jeffrey Mandel, Fisher & Philips, Orlando
2:40 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.
2:55 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.
Regulating Public Employee Speech
Robert Eschenfelder, Manatee County Attorney’s Office, Bradenton
3:40 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Q&A and Closing Remarks