The Firm congratulates Rob Sniffen for achieving an AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® once again this year. The AV Preeminent rating is the highest rating given to an attorney by Martindale-Hubbell – the leading attorney rating organization - and reflects the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional ethics and legal ability.
Hetal Desai McGuire completed the year long session for Leadership Florida and now is a proud member of Class XXXIV.
On October 27, 2016, Michael Spellman presented an update on Police Civil Liability at the annual conference of the Florida Association of Police Advisors.
On October 21, 2016, Lisa Fountain gave a presentation titled “Recent Issues and Trends regarding Title VII and the Florida Civil Rights Act” at the 42nd Annual Public Employment Labor Relations Forum at the Rosen Shingle Creek resort in Orlando, Florida.
Hetal Desai McGuire, Monna Lea Bryant, and Jeffrey Slanker attended the Tallahassee Women Lawyers 2016 Judicial Reception.
Terry J. Harmon presented at the Florida Capital Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators’ seminar titled, “Gender Identity and the Law – An Update on Transgender and Gender Identity Issues in the Public and Private Sectors.” Presentation topics focused on gender identity and transgender legal issues in education and employment. The seminar was held October 13, 2016 at the Florida State University College of Law.
Jeffrey Slanker and Robert Sniffen recently presented to the Florida Society of Association Executives on the topic of the Department of Labor’s New Overtime Rules and Regulations. The presentation entitled “The New Frontier: What You Need To Know About the DOL’s New Overtime Rules” highlighted the rule change itself as well as strategies for employers to use in complying with the updated rules.
Robert J. Sniffen and Michael P. Spellman have again been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice areas of Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor & Employment. Robert J. Sniffen has also been named by Best Lawyers® as the 2017 Employment Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year” in Tallahassee.
Selection to Best Lawyers in America® is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. For the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, 7.3 million votes were analyzed.
Monna Lea Bryant, Robert Sniffen, and Jeffrey Slanker co-authored, How far will DOJ extend ADA’s Title II and Title III requirements? For the Florida Employment Law Letter, a publication of BLR®. The publication can be found here, see page 5.