The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar
and the Labor and Employment Law Section present
13th Labor and Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review

Course Classification: Advanced Level
The Peabody Orlando
9801 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 352-4000

Course No. 1445R

Join the L&E Section at the Peabody Hotel in Orlando for 13th Labor & Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review! This two-day seminar discusses the latest developments in labor and employment law, bringing you the most up-to-date information on relevant statutes and case law. This course could also help those who plan on taking the exam for Board Certification in Labor and Employment Law. [Please note that the course is developed and conducted without any endorsement by the BLSE and/or Certification committees. Those who have developed the program have no information regarding the examination content other than the information contained in the exam specifications which are also provided to each examinee. Candidates for certification who take this course should not assume that the course material will cover all topics on the examination or that the examination will cover all topics in the course material.] As one of only two Forbes Four-Star, AAA Four -Diamond hotels in the entire city, the Peabody Orlando offers luxurious accommodations within a short drive of Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios. And you won’t want to miss those famous Peabody ducks!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

8:00 a.m. – 8:20 a.m.
Late Registration

8:20 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Opening Remarks
Mary Ruth Houston, Shutts & Bowen LLP, Orlando – Program Co-Chair
David H. Spalter, Jill S. Schwartz & Associates, P.A., Winter Park – Program Co-Chair

8:30 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.
Fair Labor Standards Act
David H. Spalter, Jill S. Schwartz & Associates, P.A., Winter Park

9:20 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Constitutional Employment Claims
Michael Spellman, Sniffen & Spellman, P.A., Tallahassee

10:20 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
National Labor Relations Act
James G. Brown, Ford & Harrison, Orlando

12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (included in registration fee)

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Public Employees Relations Act
Richard P. Siwica, Egan Lev & Siwica, Orlando

2:00 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act
Kevin D. Johnson, Thompson Sizemore Gonzalez & Hearing, P.A., Tampa

2:40 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

2:50 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Common Law Employment Claims
Jill S. Schwartz, Jill S. Schwartz & Associates, P.A., Winter Park

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974/COBRA
Frank E. Brown, MacFarlane Ferguson, Tampa

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Labor & Employment Law Section Executive Council Meeting (all invited)

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Reception (included in registration fee)

Friday, February 15, 2013

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Unemployment Appeals
Hon. Alan Orantes Forst, Chairman,
Reemployment Assistance Appeals Commission, Palm City

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
EEO Substantive Law
Mary Ruth Houston, Shutts & Bowen LLP, Orlando

10:15 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.

10:25 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
EEO Laws: Administrative Procedures
J. Ray Poole, Constangy Brooks & Smith LLC, Jacksonville

11:10 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Statutory and Common Law Protection of Business Interests
Karen M. Buesing, Akerman Senterfitt, Tampa

12:00 noon – 12:55 p.m.
Drug Testing Statutes
Christopher C. Sharp, Sharp Law Firm, P.A., Plantation

12:55 p.m.– 1:25 p.m.
Lunch (included in registration fee)

1:25 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Workplace Privacy: Polygraph Protection Act; Fair Credit Reporting Act; Invasion of Privacy; Employer Regulation of Private Employee Conduct
Thomas (Tad) Delegal, Delegal Law Offices, Jacksonville

2:15 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Whistleblower Statutes and Workers’ Compensation Retaliation Claims
Shane T. Muñoz, Ford & Harrison, Tampa

3:10 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.

3:25 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Family and Medical Leave Act
David E. Block, Jackson Lewis LLP, Miami

4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Eric J. Holshouser, Fowler White Boggs, P.A., Jacksonville

4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Janet E.Wise, Law Offices of Cynthia N. Sass, P.A., Tampa


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Credit may be applied to more than one of the programs above but cannot exceed the maximum for any given program. Please keep a record of credit hours earned. RETURN YOUR COMPLETED CLER AFFIDAVIT PRIOR TO CLER REPORTING DATE (see Bar News label). (Rule Regulating The Florida Bar 6-10.5).

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