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Public Employment Labor Relations Forum (PELRF) – 46th

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Now in its 46th year, the Public Employment Labor Relations Forum is the longest running annual seminar put on jointly by two sections of The Florida Bar. The PELRF focuses on the labor and employment issues that affect public employers, public employees, and the unions that represent public employees. This year’s PELRF will focus on a number of hot topics in public labor and employment law.

Glenn Thomas, Program Co-Chair
Janeia Ingram, Program Co-Chair

Public Employees Relations Commission (PERC) Trends and Hot Topics
Gregg Morton, Hearing Officer PERC, Tallahassee
Janeia Ingram, Hearing Officer, PERC, Tallahassee

First Amendment and Public Employment in the Age of the Cancel Culture
Stephanie Marchman, GrayRobinson, Gainesville

FRS and Pension Update
Glenn Thomas, Lewis, Longman & Walker, PA, Tallahassee

3:50 PM – 4:40 PM
Ethics and Open Government Issues for the Public Labor & Employment Lawyer
Robert Eschenfelder, Trask Daigneault LLP, Clearwater

Fair Labor Standards Act/Department of Labor Update
Erin Jackson, Johnson Jackson, LLC, Tampa

Special Magistrate Hearings and Arbitration in Times of Social Distancing: What’s Here and What’s to Come?
Leslie W. Langbein & Langbein, P. A., Miami
Jeanne Charles, Arbitrator & Mediator
Jared Simmer, The Private Adjudication Center
Cindy Anderson, Arbitrator

Heroes to Villains: Police Review Board Trends and Defunding Considerations
Don Slesnick, Slesnick & Casey, LLP, Coral Gables

11th Circuit Labor and Employment Law Update
Damon Kitchen, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prphete, LLP, Jacksonville

COVID-19 and Public Employment: What We Learned and What’s to Come
Linda Bond Edwards, Rumberger, Kirk and Caldwell, Tallahassee
David C. Miller, Bryant Miller Olive , P.A. , Miami
Ranjiv Sondhi, Bryant Miller Olive, P.A. Miami

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission/Florida Commission on Human Relations Update
Sacha Dyson, GrayRobinson, P.A. Tampa

Q & A and Closing Remarks
Glenn Thomas, Program Co-Chair