The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar
and the Labor and Employment Law Section present
14th Annual Labor and Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review

Course Classification: Advanced Level

January 30-31, 2014

Rosen Shingle Creek
9939 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32819
(888) 698-3142

Course No. 1662R

The two-day annual update and certification review will cover recent updates concerning constitutional employment claims; Fair Labor Standards Act; National Labor Relations Act; Public Employee Relations Act; drug testing; Family and Medical Leave Act; common law employment claims; unemployment appeals; EEO – substantive; EEO – procedural; Employee Retirement Income Security Act/COBRA; Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act; statutory and common law protection of business interests; USERRA; whistleblower statutes/WC retaliation; OSHA; and workplace privacy/FCRA.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

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

8:20 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Opening Remarks
Erin G. Jackson, Co-Chair, Thompson Sizemore Gonzalez & Hearing, P.A., Tampa
David H. Spalter, Co-Chair, Jill S. Schwartz & Associates, P.A., Winter Park

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Constitutional Employment Claims
Robert J. Sniffen, Sniffen & Spellman, P.A., Tallahassee

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Fair Labor Standards Act
David H. Spalter, Jill S. Schwartz & Associates, P.A., Winter Park

10:30 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.

10:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
National Labor Relations Act
Joseph Egan, Jr., Egan, Lev & Siwica, P.A., Orlando

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

1:00 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
Public Employee Relations Act
Richard P. Siwica, Egan, Lev & Siwica, P.A., Orlando

2:10 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Drug Testing
Christopher C. Sharp, Sharp Law Firm, P.A., Plantation

3:00 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

3:10 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.
Family and Medical Leave Act
David E. Block, Jackson, Lewis LLP, Miami

4:10 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Common Law Employment Claims
Jill S. Schwartz, Jill S. Schwartz & Associates, P.A., Winter Park

5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Labor and Employment Section Executive Council Meeting

6:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Reception (included in registration fee)

Friday, January 31, 2014

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Unemployment Appeals
Frank E. Brown, Chair, Florida Reemployment Assistance Appeals Commission, Tallahassee

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

10:15 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.

10:25 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
EEO - Procedural
J. Ray Poole, Constangy Brooks & Smith, LLC, Jacksonville

11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Employee Retirement Income Security Act/COBRA
Ivelisse J. Berio-LeBeau, Sugarman & Susskind, Coral Gables

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

1:00 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.
Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act
Kevin D. Johnson, Thompson Sizemore Gonzalez & Hearing, P.A., Tampa

1:40 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Statutory and Common Law Protection of Business Interests
Karen M. Buesing, Akerman Senterfitt, Tampa

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Janet E. Wise, Law Offices of Cynthia N. Sass, P.A., Tampa

3:00 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

3:10 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.
Whistleblower Statutes/WC Retaliation
Shane T. Munoz, Ford & Harrison, Tampa

4:10 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.
Eric J. Holshouser, Fowler White Boggs, P.A., Jacksonville

4:40 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.
Workplace Privacy/FCRA
Thomas (Tad) Delegal, Delegal Law Offices, Jacksonville


CLE Expected:

17.5 hours
0. Ethics
Labor and employment certification 17.5

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