The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar
and the City County and Local Government Law Section and the Labor and Employment Law Section present
40th Annual Public Employment Labor Relations Forum

Course Classification: Intermediate Level
October 23-24, 2014
Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
9300 Jeff Fuqua Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32827
(407) 825-1234

Course No. 1772R

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.
Late Registration

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.
Opening Remarks

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.
Mock Arbitration
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

1772-CC&LE-14 Stars.pdf

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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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