Florida NELA
Florida National Employment Lawyers Association

News Articles

The attorney members of Florida NELA represent plaintiffs in employment cases protecting workers throughout the state of Florida. On this page read about some of the cases and lawyers who are making the news.

Posted: 2014/11/04
Florida's Workers Compensation Insurance on Verge of Changes

by Alice Holbrook on November 4, 2014 | posted in Specialty Insurance

Getting badly hurt at work is a huge setback for anyone – and you shouldn't have to deal with it alone. That's the idea behind workers compensation, a type of insurance required for most employers that provides injured employees medical care and wage loss benefits, generally in exchange for their right to sue.

Guaranteed benefits can be a huge weight off employees' minds – that is, if the benefits are good. Workers advocates in Florida charge that business-friendly legislation has chipped away at the state's workers comp system for years, leaving employees with inadequate support and no recourse in the courts – and some judges agree. A recent circuit court ruling declared the system unconstitutional. Now business leaders worry that workers comp premiums will soar.

Can Florida balance the needs of businesses and their employees?

Florida's Workers Compensation Insurance on Verge of Changes Read Full Story

Posted: 2014/07/16
Annual Florida NELA Conference - 2014

Come join us at the Gulf Coast Gathering, Florida NELA's 2014 Annual Conference to be held at the Ritz-Carlton Gulf Resort in Naples, Florida on August 29th and 30th.

2014 Annual Conference Brochure View Conference Brochure

Posted: 2014/03/26
11th Circuit NELA Chapters Spring Conference Photos

Sights and sounds of the Joint Conference in Savannah, GA.

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11th Circuit NELA Chapters Spring Conference
11th Circuit Spring Conference

SAVE THE DATE! March 21st & 22nd at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah Georgia.
Download the full details of the program in PDF format below :

Spring Conference Brochure View PDF

Posted: 2013/07/16
Sheriff's Office Set to Settle Case

SARASOTA - The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is seeking to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit brought by one of its former deputies for $597,593.

Sheriff's Office Set to Settle Case View Press Release

Posted: 2013/06/20
Summer Advocacy Fellows 2013 Recipient Announced

Congratulations Recipient of the 2013 Florida NELA Summer Advocacy Fellowship: Raana Burney Hosted by Patrice A. Pucci, P.A.

Posted: 2013/05/01
Jury rules against Largo Company in sexual harassment case

TAMPA - A federal jury has awarded more than $20 million in damages to eight former employees of a Largo travel company where male managers were accused of groping and sexually harassing female workers. The total payout will be less because of a federal cap on damages.

Jury rules against Largo Company in sexual harassment case View Press Release

Posted: 2013/02/28
Smith v. City of New Smyrna

Orlando Jury Awards $444,000 to Female Fire Fighter/Paramedic Whom New Smyrna Beach Fire Department Harassed, Retaliated Against And Wrongfully Fired. View the entire press release below :

Smith v. City of New Smyrna Press Release View PDF

Posted: 2012/11/04
The Florida Commission on Human Relations

A Rogue Agency: A Short History & Critique. Download the full details of the report in PDF format below :

Florida Commission on Human Relations PDF View PDF

Posted: 2012/09/10
Summer Advocacy Fellows 2013

The Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association ("FL NELA") is seeking up to three (3) Summer Advocacy Fellows for Summer 2013. Download the full details of the program in PDF format below :

Advocacy Fellowship Announcement PDF View PDF

Posted: 2012/02/20
2012 Florida NELA Summer Advocacy Fellowship Recipients

Congratulations Recipients of the 2012 Florida NELA Summer Advocacy Fellowships

Fellow   Host Firm
Janelle Clarke (Southern District)   Valerie Kiffin Lewis, P.A.
Kristi Faby (Northern District)   The Law Office of Richard E. Johnson
Benjamin Barrientes (Middle District)   The Law Office of Adria Lynn Silva