Hetal Desai McGuire

August 2015

Hetal Desai McGuire, senior attorney, was selected for Leadership Florida’s Class XXXIV.  Each year Leadership Florida selects fifty-five individuals representing business and industry, professional organizations, the public sector and non-profit organizations to participate in an eight month state-wide program learning about Florida’s unique industries, environments and challenges. Members are chosen after an intense screening process and are selected based on past service or leadership and their potential impact on the state’s future. 

Jeffrey D. Slanker wrote an article entitled Abercrombie & Fitch: Disparate Treatment Claims Do Not Require Actual Knowledge of Need for Religious Accommodation, which was published in the August 2015 Checkoff of the Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section.


April 2015

Terry J. Harmon was reappointed by The Florida Bar as a member of the Education Law Committee for the term beginning on July 1, 2015, and expiring on June 30, 2016.  The scope and function of the Education Law Committee is to bring together education law attorneys, as well as other attorneys that practice in education law-related areas, to review existing areas of education law, to study recent developments in this specialized area of practice of the law, and to keep the members of the bar informed of significant developments in this practice area.

Hetal Desai McGuire presented on the “Realities of Litigating an Employment Discrimination Case- From Charge to Verdict” to Mary Zeigler’s Employment Law Class at FSU’s College of Law on April 13, 2015.

Jeffrey D. Slanker authored an article entitled “Free Speech Rights and the Public Sector Workplace: A Primer for Public Employers” which was published in DRI’s April 2015 Governmental Liability newsletter.  

Robert J. Sniffen presented on April 22, 2015 to the Florida Education Risk Management Consortium on responding to charges of discrimination and current issues in employment law.


January 2015

On January 14, 2015, Mark K. Logan, along with a panel of veterinary practice owners, addressed the University of Florida Veterinary students on the topic of “negotiating a first employment contract” on behalf of the Florida Veterinary Medical Association and the UF Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

On January 29, 2015, Hetal H. Desai presented Employment Law updates to the Florida Association of Self Insureds in Orlando, Florida.  

Robert J. Sniffen and Jeffrey D. Slanker coauthored an article entitled “Nassar’s Unclear Effect: ‘But-for’ Causation and the Title VII Retaliation Landscape” which was published in the January 2015 edition of For the Defense.