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CareerSource Capital Region Presents – March Power Hour
March 21, 2019
Don’t miss our next Power Hour Lunch and Learn Series on Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at the Florida State Conference Center, 555 W. Pensacola Street, Tallahassee, 32306. Linda Bond Edwards will present on Employment Law Updates.
Welcome to Employment Law 2K19! A Look at What’s New and What’s Not
This session will look at what’s hot and what’s not in employment law trends for 2019:
- Minimum wage and pay equity based on Florida State law.
- Health and wellness to include vaping, what the EEOC says about wellness plans, and medical marijuana.
- Independent contractor update regarding human trafficking.
- Harassment and discrimination training and the #MeToo movement is still relevant.
Following this session, attendees will have a better understanding of:
- Which protected class is filing the most EEOC claims, potential reasons why and why this is a signal to the next wave of employment litigation.
- How recent case rulings affect employer policy and practices.
- Why a pay equity study can affect organizational culture.
- Why now is not the time to stop harassment and discrimination training.
This program has been pre-approved for 1 SHRM professional development credit.
Linda Bond Edwards devotes her litigation practice to the representation of employers in the private and public sectors in matters involving employment and labor issues. She is also a county and circuit court mediator certified by the Florida Supreme Court, and arbitrates employment and commercial disputes privately and through the American Arbitration Association.
As a former corporate director of human resources, Linda brings to her legal practice the pragmatic and real world experiences arising from the employer-employee relationship. She consults with and advises clients on employment matters including hiring, retention and termination practices. Linda also represents clients in collective bargaining and has served as the chief negotiator for clients during the campaign and collective bargaining process. She has also represented elected officials before the Florida Commission on Ethics.
She conducts workplace investigations into harassment and discrimination, audits clients’ employment practices and provides proactive advice that helps employers avoid and/or limit liability.