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Labor & Employment Breakfast Seminar Series January 14 & 28, 2009 
Major Changes to the FMLA and ADA Take Effect in January 2009
Florida Conservation Area
This program will discuss the U.S. Department of Labor's new FMLA regulations that take effect January 16, 2009.  The changes are detailed and complex (200 pages of commentary, regulations and forms).  Do you know how the new regulations differ from the previous regulations?  We will share this information and explain areas of potential confusion between the "new" and the "old."  We will provide posters and forms that all covered employers should be using. 
We will also discuss recent congressional amendments to the ADA and why employers really need to understand what "reasonable accommodations" means now.  Our focus will be on the practical application of these new amendments to day-to-day situations. 
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for January 14, 2009 (Fort Lauderdale)  
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for January 28, 2009 (Miami)

Gabrielle Eric Gabrielle is a Shareholder in the Labor and Employment Department. Mr. Gabrielle is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Labor and Employment Law, and specializes in litigation of employment law issues in Florida federal and state courts, and also advises employers regarding compliance with all federal, state and local laws and regulations governing employment relationships.

Nickel Kara Nickel is a Shareholder in the Labor and Employment Department. She exclusively represents management in employment matters and has experience in a variety of industries, including healthcare, banking, retail, financial services, hospitality, airline, aerospace, and medical device manufacturing.  Ms. Nickel's practice is focused on litigation of employment disputes in federal and state court and before administrative agencies in connection with claims for discrimination, harassment, retaliation, failure to accommodate, leaves of absence, wage and hour, whistleblower retaliation, and breach of contract. She also counsels employers on day-to-day employment-related issues.
Rodman Andrew Rodman is a Shareholder in the Labor and Employment Law Department. He represents and advises clients on a broad range of labor and employment related matters under state and federal law. In particular, Mr. Rodmanīs practice focuses on employment law discrimination and harassment, whistleblower and retaliation litigation, overtime and wage and hour litigation, non-compete and trade secret litigation, and employment law counseling on issues such as hiring, discipline, reduction in force and termination, leave and time-off issues, accommodation issues, and drafting of employee handbooks and employment contracts.
Stage Jon Stage is a Shareholder in the Labor and Employment Department. Mr. Stage has litigated and tried a wide variety of employment law claims arising under various aspects of Title VII, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Florida Civil Rights Act. Mr. Stage has also litigated and tried cases alleging discrimination in public accommodations and has also counseled clients regarding workplace safety matters arising under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).  
8:00 - 8:30 a.m.   Registration and Breakfast
8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Program
Cost: $20.00 (includes breakfast, materials, posters and forms) 
Parking: Complimentary
For more information please contact Krista Kellogg at kkellogg@stearnsweaver.com
Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. is a full service law firm with offices in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Tampa.  Online at www.stearnsweaver.com
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