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The Labor & Employment Law Committee is comprised of attorneys who practice primarily in the areas of labor and employment law.  The Committee also welcomes members who practice in the areas of immigration and employee benefits. The Committee is co-chaired by Melissa S. Zinkil, Shareholder at Akerman, LLP and Jurate Schwartz, Associate at Proskauer Rose.

Members of the committee are litigators and non-litigators who represent employers and employees. For the past several years, the committee has offered seminars and networking events two to three times per year. The events focus on relevant labor and employment law topics. Some recent seminar topics include social networking, the hiring process, disability law, the Affordable Care Act, government agency updates, workplace violence and Computer Abuse and Data Recovery Act. The seminars are paired with a breakfast, lunch or happy hour to provide ample networking opportunities for attendees. 

Seminar attendees often include human resource managers, representatives of employee leasing companies, business owners and attorneys. All of the Committee’s seminars are approved for Continuing Legal Education and Human Resource Certification Institute credits.
Committee members have the opportunity to help plan and speak at the seminars, to write articles for The Advocate, an online publication of the SPBCBA, and to network with fellow attorneys, HR professionals and business owners. The Committee welcomes new members. If you are interested in joining the Committee or becoming more involved in it, please contact one of the Committee Co-Chairs.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. If you or your business is interested in sponsoring the Committee or a Committee event, please contact one of the Committee Co-Chairs. 

 
Labor & Employment Law Committee Co-Chairs

 

Jurate Schwartz, Esq.
561-995-4732

 

 

Melissa Zinkil, Esq.
561-653-5000

 

Board Liaison

Ellen Leibovitch, Esq.

 

Upcoming Events

Community Calendar 

 

This Committee is Sponsored by:

 

Articles Important Links
The Pro’s and Con’s of Electronic Criminal Records Processing MyFlorida.com-Workforce Innovation
Best Practices for Criminal Records Screening US Department of Labor-Minimum Wage Poster

Employment Background Checks and the Use of
Social Media in Screening Employees and Applicants

Employment Policies and Best
Practices for Employers on Social Media Use
Interviewing Strategies

From Resumes to Criminal Records
New Trends in the Falsification of Personal Identifiers
to Circumvent the Location of Criminal Records

Problems Regarding Subjective Interview Techniques
Social Media
UPDATE ON THE LAW:
ADMINISTRATIVE RULINGS, COURT DECISIONS, AGENCY ACTIONS

  

 
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