It is now time to renew your membership with the National Employment Lawyers Association, Florida Chapter.

Annual dues are due by May 1st of each year. Please renew your membership today to ensure that you will continue to enjoy uninterrupted access to the listserve and all the other benefits of your Florida NELA membership.

As in years prior, you may quickly and securely renew your membership online through the Florida NELA website. Simply log into the Members area which will reveal the membership renewal link. If you experience any issues while renewing your membership please contact our webmaster.

Not a Member?

Florida NELA is proud to be a recognized chapter affiliate of the National Employment Lawyers Association. As most of our attorney members practice as sole practitioners or in smaller firms, Florida NELA serves, in a sense, as a statewide employment law “firm,” enabling our members to draw from each others experiences, advice and support to even the odds against larger management law firms with their extensive personnel and resources.

With our educational conferences, local area meetings and socials, a comprehensive database of cases, briefs, motions, pleadings and court orders, and a vibrant active discussion group for the instant and constant exchange of ideas and information relevant to our employment law practices, our members find Florida NELA to be an invaluable resource that pays dividends that far exceed the membership dues.

 

 

 

Join us for the Virtual 2021 Florida NELA Winter Conference!

This year’s conference will take place Friday, March 12th and Saturday, March 13th via Zoom. We value everyone’s safety and welcome the support of technology to allow us to hold the conference virtually.

This event is a little different than our normal seminar and consists of small groups discussing topics so we can all share our experiences. As such, we are taking suggestions for topics. Feel free to send us an email with your suggestion for topics.

 

Virtual Conference Date & Time:

  • Day 1: Friday, March 12th
  • Day 2: Saturday, March 13th

 

Virtual Conference Registration Form

Click here to register for our 2021 Winter Conference.

 

 

Join us for the Virtual 2020 Florida NELA Annual Conference!

This year’s conference will take place Friday, October 16th and Saturday, October 17th via Zoom. We value everyone’s safety and welcome the support of technology to allow us to hold the conference virtually.

There is no charge to attend.

 

Virtual Conference Date & Time:

  • Day 1: Friday, October 16th 1:00pm – 6:30pm (5:30 – 6:30pm Happy Hour)
  • Day 2: Saturday, October 17th 9:00am – 1:00pm

 

Conference Registration

We hope you will join us this year and look forward to seeing you there!

 

Virtual Conference Registration Form

 

First, #BlackLivesMatter.

As the Florida Chapter of NELA, we join NELA to express our profound outrage and sadness regarding the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others in this country who have lost their lives because of the color of their skin. We send love and support to the grieving families and friends who never should have experienced these atrocities.

As workers’ rights advocates, we see the horrific and life altering ways racism and bias strip our clients and their families of the basic human right to earn a living. We see the ways racism results in disgusting harassment of workers who endure oppression and exclusion. We see the ways racism has resulted in unequal pay for our clients, stress, depression and other health disparities. We share in the anger and sorrow of our communities. Finally, we share the responsibility of fighting against the racial oppression and mistreatment of our Black and Brown clients.

We labor daily in our search for justice for our clients and fight every day for a different future for this State, our communities and our country.

Like NELA, FL-NELA was founded to strengthen the legal system to better protect workers from discrimination, to uphold and advance workers’ rights in the face of injustice, and to equip advocates for the fight. In Florida, we know that there is much to be done to erase racism, biased practices and laws that continue to lead to inequality in the workplace.

We are committed to continue on the road to achieve racial justice in this country and in our state of Florida. We are thankful to each of our FL-NELA members who continue to fight racism for workers and their families. We applaud and support the many citizens around the nation and around the world that are protesting and demanding justice now.

Should you need to purchase Lunch for our 2019 Conference we have implemented a “donation” form below.

Simply “donate” the required $15 meal payment and show your Stripe receipt (sent to email provided) to those running the conference.

Meal Payment Form

The payment form is no longer available as this event has past.

 

If you have any issues with the donation form on this page please reach out to our web master at 239-961-8285.

Join us for the 2019 Florida NELA Annual Conference!

This year’s conference will take place Friday, September 20th and Saturday, September 21st in Bonita Springs at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa located at 5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs, Florida 34134. (Address is linked to directions on Google Maps.)

Rooming reservations can be made by visiting the NELA Group Rate Booking page.  The link will not include your suite upgrades, to reserve a suite, you must call the resort at (239) 444-1234 and ask for our “In House Reservation Department“. Please note that the suites are based on availability.

Receive discounted conference registration pricing by registering prior to August 9th!

 

View the Conference Schedule

 

Conference Registration Form

 

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa

Rooming reservations can be made using the link below.  The link will not include your suite upgrades, to reserve a suite, you must call the resort at 239-444-1234 and ask for our “In House Reservation Department”. Please note that the suites are based on availability.

Room Reservations
NELA Group Rate Booking

 

Location: 5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs, Florida 34134

Phone: (239) 390-4267

Email: cynthia.gasperini-at-hyatt.com

OnlineHyattRegencyCoconutPoint.com

Conference Registration

Receive discounted conference registration pricing by registering prior to August 9th!

 

 

Join your friends and fellow employment lawyers for this years up and coming Fall Conference!

Proposed Conference Schedule

 

Friday, September 20, 2019

  • Mike Farrell, EEOC Update – Brown-bagging it with the Executive Director of the EEOC
  • Jason Gunter, Using Employer Insurance Policies to Get Big Money
  • Patricia Sigman, Best Practices for Structuring Favorable Executive Compensation Packages
  • David J. Rodziewicz, Financially Leveraging ESI Production (Last year Part I was all about how to get the ESI; this year is PART II – how to use that ESI to increase case value/get favorable results)
  • Cathleen Scott, Medical Marijuana in an Employment Context

 

Saturday, September 21, 2019

  • Loren Donnel, FLSA Update
  • Robert Spohrer, Qui Tam speaker
  • Elan Kaney, New Tax Info Impacting Employee Clients, i.e, Harvey Weinstein law
  • Rick Johnson, Hot Topics
  • Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group sponsors lunch and conducts somewhat casual Q&A session regarding mediation best practices
  • Skills Workshop – Amy Singer, Jury Selection tips and best practices for big damages verdicts.
  • Brian Calciano (with additional materials from Ben Yormak), Whistleblower Retaliation Reinstatement Hearings; getting and using this equitable remedy to leverage a favorable financial outcome
  • Lindsey Wagner, 30(b)(6) Depositions

THERE IS MORE TO COME, STAY TUNED!

Hotel Accommodations

HYATT REGENCY COCONUT POINT RESORT & SPA

Rooming reservations can be made using the link below.  The link will not include your suite upgrades, to reserve a suite, you must call the resort at 239-444-1234 and ask for our “In House Reservation Department”. Please note that the suites are based on availability.

Location: 5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs, Florida 34134

Phone: (239) 390-4267

Email: cynthia.gasperini-at-hyatt.com

OnlineHyattRegencyCoconutPoint.com

Room Reservations: NELA Group Rate Booking

Conference Registration

Receive discounted conference registration pricing by registering prior to August 9th!

 

 

It is now time to renew your membership with the National Employment Lawyers Association, Florida Chapter.

Annual dues are due by May 1st of each year. Please renew your membership today to ensure that you will continue to enjoy uninterrupted access to the listserve and all the other benefits of your Florida NELA membership.

As in years prior, you may quickly and securely renew your membership online through the Florida NELA website. Simply log into the Members area which will reveal the membership renewal link. If you experience any issues while renewing your membership please contact our webmaster.

Not a Member?

Florida NELA is proud to be a recognized chapter affiliate of the National Employment Lawyers Association. As most of our attorney members practice as sole practitioners or in smaller firms, Florida NELA serves, in a sense, as a statewide employment law “firm,” enabling our members to draw from each others experiences, advice and support to even the odds against larger management law firms with their extensive personnel and resources.

With our educational conferences, local area meetings and socials, a comprehensive database of cases, briefs, motions, pleadings and court orders, and a vibrant active discussion group for the instant and constant exchange of ideas and information relevant to our employment law practices, our members find Florida NELA to be an invaluable resource that pays dividends that far exceed the membership dues.

 

 

Join us for the 2018 Florida NELA Annual Conference!

This year’s conference will take place Friday, Sept. 14th and Saturday, Sept. 15th in the historic downtown of St. Augustine at the Hilton Doubletree located at 116 San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, Florida, 32084. (Address is linked to directions on Google Maps.)

Attendees must call in their individual room reservation requests directly to Hilton Doubletree’s Central Reservations Office (904-825-1923). It is imperative that you identify yourself as part of our group (Florida Chapter NELA) when you call the Reservations Office in order to receive the group rate. You are not required to register for more than one night.

Receive discounted conference registration pricing by registering prior to August 15th!