Jeff Slanker

Mark Logan authored “Lobbying Registration in Florida,” published in the March/April 2017 issue of Florida Society of Association Executives’ Source magazine.

Jeff Slanker and Rob Sniffen co-authored “Examining Potential Labor and Employment Law Changes Under President Donald Trump’s Administration,” published in the Spring 2017 issue of the Defense Research Institute’s In-House Defense Quarterly magazine.

Rob Sniffen was appointed to the Board of Advisors of the James Madison Institute, a Florida-based public policy research organization.

Seminar: DOL's New Overtime Rules

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.

Super Lawyers 2016

The lawyers at Sniffen & Spellman, P.A. have once again been recognized for excellence among their peers:

Congratulations to Robert Sniffen, Michael Spellman, Terry Harmon, and Jeff Slanker (rising star) for being named as a Super Lawyer in 2016. 

Michael Spellman and Robert Sniffen have also been recognized by Florida Trend in its 2016 edition of Florida’s Legal Elite.

Robert Sniffen, Michael Spellman, and Mark Logan were honored by Martindale-Hubbell® as AV Preeminent™ Lawyers, the highest distinction given by this prestigious service.

We are especially proud of Jeff Slanker on being named as a Rising Star for Super Lawyers in 2016. Mr. Slanker has extensive experience in all aspects of Labor and Employment and Wage and Hour Law. He also practices in the areas of State and Local Government Law, Constitutional Law, Civil Rights Defense, and Education Law. Mr. Slanker is active in numerous professional organizations. He is a member of the Florida Bar’s Labor and Employment Law Section and is a member of the Section’s Long Range Planning Committee and Publications Subcommittee. He is also a member of the Employer’s Counsel Network, the Defense Research Institute’s Labor and Employment, Appellate, and Local Government Law committees, the Federal Bar Association, and the Florida Defense Lawyers Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section. He publishes extensively on labor and employment and state and local government law and has authored dozens of articles on labor and employment law. He also gives lectures to trade and industry groups on labor and employment law topics. 


Article: Publication in February 2016 Checkoff

Jeffrey D. Slanker and Monna Lea Bryant published an article in the February 2016 edition of the Checkoff, a publication of the Florida Bar’s Labor and Employment law section. The article focuses on several recent Eleventh Circuit rulings, some relating to such issues as First Amendment protection and the scope of authority of arbitrators. The article can be found at the following link: The Florida Bar - Labor & Employment Law Section

October 2015

Michael P. Spellman spoke at the Florida Society for Association Executives’ Education Expo about the Department of Labor’s proposed rules regulating overtime and the recent guidance issued about independent contractors. 

Robert J. Sniffen presented "Title VII and FCRA Trends" at the 41st Annual Public Employment Labor Relations Forum in Orlando.

Michael P. Spellman and Jeffrey D. Slanker co-authored “Employee Handbooks: Valuable Guides or Ticking Time Bombs?” which was published in the Fall 2015 edition of Trial Advocate Quarterly.

Kenyetta M. Mullins authored an article entitled “Overtime Wages: Changes on the Horizon,” which was published in the September/October 2015 edition of Florida Society of Association Executives SOURCE Magazine.


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.


May 2015

Michael P. Spellman presented “Taking the First Steps to Find the Best Candidate: The Zen of Hiring” to almost 200 human resource professionals at the 2015 Legal Conference of the Greater Pensacola Society for Human Resource Management.

On May 18, 2015, Terry J. Harmon presented “Common Legal Issues for School Employees” to Bradford County School District school support staff in Starke, Florida, through The North East Florida Educational Consortium.

On May 20, 2015, Terry J. Harmon presented “Responding to EEOC and OCR Complaints” and “Education & Labor Law Updates that Impact Union Negotiations” at the Florida Educational Negotiators 35th Annual Conference in Kissimmee, Florida.

Robert J. Sniffen and Jeffrey D. Slanker attended the DRI Employment Law Seminar in Scottsdale, Arizona earlier this month. The Seminar is widely recognized as one of the country's preeminent continuing education programs for employment defense lawyers.