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When: Thursday, October 10, 2019
8:30-9:00am Registration & Breakfast Buffet ~ 9:00-12:00 Program
Where: St. Pete Yacht Club
11 Central Ave.
Waterfront Room (upstairs)
St. Petersburg, Florida  33701
United States
Contact: St. Pete Bar Association

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Protect Your Business!
Ensuring Compliance with Employment Laws
Thursday, October 10, 2019 ~ 8:30am to 12pm
St. Petersburg Yacht Club, Waterfront Room (upstairs)

This CLE is vital for anyone running a business! All invited - including office Managers & HR support!!


Approved for 3.0 hrs. General  CLE Credit, including 1.0 Ethics Credit
Certification: 3.0 Labor and Employment Law

8:30 - 9:10 Breakfast/Registration/Introductions

9:10 - 10:10AM - Speaker Meredith L. Gaunce, Esq., Gaunce Law
Which employment laws apply to my firm?!

·Hiring – What can we ask? What can’t we ask?
·Personnel files – What should be in there? What cannot be there?
·Background checks – When can we do them? Should we do them?
·Unemployment – When do I pay? Is it worth fighting? Is it possible for an employer to win?
·Employment Agreements – Do we need one?
·Employee Handbooks - Confidentiality, EEO/Reporting Process, At will, Discipline, Terminations
·Wage/Hour Issues - What is exempt/non-exempt; an independent contractor?

10:10 - 10:50AM  - Speaker Andrew S. “Andy” Gaunce, Esq., Gaunce Law
Ethical issues and Recommendations for Creating a Diverse Workforce

·#MeToo movement, Intergenerational and Multi-cultural Differences
·Fostering a culture that encourages ethical decision making
·Encouraging employees to speak up; Dealing with ethical failures and misconduct

10:50 - 11:05AM - Networking Break

11:05 - 11:35AM - Speaker Professor Rachel Bennett, Esq. St. Petersburg College
10 Things You Need to Know About Paralegals

·When to Bill for the paralegals time
·Ethical rules; Obligation to supervise
·What paralegals can do (according to the ABA); Current pay rates; Paralegal licensing and regulation, etc.

11:35 - 12:00PM - Moderator Rachael L. Wood, Esq., Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, LLP
Panel Discussion with Employment Law Section; Scenarios re: Employment Issues - Lessons Learned

Registration ~ Breakfast buffet included

$85.00 St. Pete Bar, Clearwater Bar, ALA Members & Staff
$115.00 Non-Members
$25.00 Students

CLICK HERE to download a flyer or register on the link above. 

For more information on the Employment Law Section contact Chair Meredith L. Gaunce
727-614-0550 meredith@gauncelaw.comor Vice Chair 
Rachael L. Wood 727-461-1818

Questions? Contact the St. Pete Bar 727-823-7474 or