Labor and Employment

We assist both private and public sector employers by offering practical and timely advice on all aspects of workplace relationships, developing employment-related agreements and policies, conducting training, and representing employers in litigation and other disputes. 


We work closely with employers of all sizes throughout the United States to meet their long-term needs and goals; ensure compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations; identify potential problems before they happen; minimize disputes with employees; and offer practical solutions to maximize employers’ strategic advantage should a dispute arise.

By working closely with senior executives, human resources professionals, and in-house counsel, we are able to facilitate better employee relations, positively impact day-to-day employment decisions, consistently and fairly administer employment policies, and put employers in a better position to defend against potential claims.   


We develop and prepare various documents tailored to employers’ specific needs based on their industry, workforce size, and other factors. We listen closely to our clients and assist them in drafting documents to meet their business needs, such as employee handbooks, employment policies, employment and independent contractor agreements, severance agreements, non-competition agreements, non-solicitation agreements, confidentiality agreements, and various other documents. 


We conduct in-house training and employment audits for our clients to ensure legal compliance and proactively resolve employee concerns. We offer workplace trainings on a variety of topics, including sexual harassment; documentation; performance appraisals; hiring and interviewing; wage and hour compliance; employee separations; and compliance with federal, state, and local employment statutes and regulations. 


While we strive to help clients avoid litigation, we recognize that any employer can face potential legal action by employees or regulators. We regularly defend employers against many types of employment claims in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies as well as in mediation and arbitration—including defense against allegations of age, gender, disability, race, religion, and national origin discrimination; sexual harassment and retaliation claims; wage and hour claims; and alleged violations of statutes such as the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Our experienced team also frequently litigates cases involving wrongful termination, breach of employment and independent contractor agreements, non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements, as well as complex trade secret cases and other employment-related tort claims.

Our Clients

  • Employers of any size
  • Nonunion and union employers
  • Private and public sector employers
  • Employers with special sector-specific needs, including those in manufacturing, financial services, health care, construction, and education

Our Services

  • Advice on all aspects of the employer-employee relationship as well as hiring, promotion, discipline, and termination procedures
  • Developing and implementing clear and comprehensive employment handbooks and policies
  • Representation in employment-related litigation and enforcement proceedings involving allegations of discrimination, retaliation, or harassment; wage and hour violations; and regulatory noncompliance with Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, OSHA, and similar state and federal statutes
  • Traditional labor law matters, including handling union organizing campaigns and proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, and compliance in unionized and nonunion workplaces
  • Negotiating collective bargaining agreements, administering labor contracts, and assisting in grievance resolution and arbitration proceedings
  • Drafting and enforcing employment, non-competition, non-solicitation, confidentiality, trade secret, and executive severance agreements
  • Obtaining nonimmigrant and immigrant visas for international workers to work in the U.S. and globally
  • Management, counseling, and defense of workers’ compensation and unemployment compensation claims
  • Customized workplace training programs for individual clients in particular industries
  • Counsel on Title IX sex-based harassment and violence in public and private schools
  • Counsel on workplace torts, including wrongful termination and workplace injuries
  • Reviewing employment applications to ensure that they are asking appropriate questions
  • Ensuring that promotion, discipline, and termination policies comply with applicable law
  • Assisting with complex executive compensation, employee benefits issues, and issues that arise in connection with bankruptcies and workouts or structuring mergers and acquisitions

News Releases

10.04.2018Mandi Ballard Clay to Speak at Carrollwood Bar Association Monthly CLE Luncheon
02.05.2018Christopher Cavaliere Selected to Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts
01.18.2018Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Announces Five New Partners
09.18.2017Well-Known Local Attorney Patrick Duggan Joins Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
06.09.2017Rebecca E. Shope Named Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2017 Toledo “Woman of the Year"
04.05.2017W. Jan Pietruszka Panelist at Work Place Safety Seminar
01.02.2017Christopher Cavaliere Elected to Board of Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts
11.16.2016Shumaker Earns National and Regional Rankings from U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2017
11.01.2016Overtime Changes Require Action By Employers Before December 1
08.04.2016Daniel R. Strader Presented "New Overtime Pay Rule - What You Need to Know" at Chamber Lunch and Learn
06.03.2016Mechelle Zarou Joins Welcome Toledo-Lucas County Steering Committee and Boards of LAWO/ABLE, and Arts Commission of Greater Toledo
03.14.2016Jason A. Collier Receives Board Recertification in Labor and Employment Law
01.28.2016Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Recognized as 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers® and North Carolina Rising Stars
12.30.2015Christopher Cavaliere Joins Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
11.12.2015Shumaker Earns “Best Law Firm” Rankings from U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2016
06.11.2015John Siciliano Inducted as Fellow of Ohio State Bar Foundation
02.11.2015Free Employment Law Seminar Offers Continuing Education Credits to Attorneys, HR Professionals
11.09.2014W. Jan Pietruszka Panelist at ACG Breakfast Series
11.03.2014Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Receives Metropolitan First-Tier Rankings in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” for 2015
10.28.2014W. Jan Pietruszka Panelist at Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance Meeting
10.01.2014Shumaker Unveils Blog Focused on Immigration Law
09.30.2014Compton Elected Board President of Girls, Inc. of Sarasota County
09.02.2014Shumaker Launches Law Blog to Highlight Social Media Developments
07.28.2014Shumaker, Loop and Kendrick Attorneys Hold Employment Law Seminar
07.24.2014Shumaker Attorney Sits on Florida Bar Panel
06.26.2014Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Announces Significant Addition to the Firm
06.18.2014W. Jan Pietruszka Panelist at Tampa Bay Executive Symposium
11.06.2013Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Receives Metropolitan First-Tier Rankings in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” for 2014
07.31.2013Shumaker Attorneys Spoke at ADA Compliance Seminar
11.05.2012Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Ranked Among “Best Law Firms” in U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® Guide
01.05.2012Timothy C. Garding Spoke at HCBA Luncheon
11.22.2011Jason A. Collier Presented at Critical Care & Veterinary Specialists of Sarasota
11.01.2010Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition
09.27.2010Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Receives First Tier Rankings in U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers 2010 “Best Law Firms” Inaugural List
06.04.2010Jason A. Collier Receives Board Certification in Labor and Employment Law


05.01.2018Mechelle Zarou to present at Ohio Management Lawyers Association Meeting
03.01.2018Rescission of H-4 EADs is Imminent
01.30.2018ICE Pledges a 400% Increase in Worksite Enforcement
11.08.2017Looking into our Crystal Ball to Plan Ahead for H-1B Season
08.29.2017USCIS Will Once Again Start Requiring In-Person Interviews for Employment Based Adjustment of Status Applicants
08.21.2017The U.S. State Department Announces Suspension of Non-Immigrant Visa Operations Across Russia
08.03.2017DUI Arrests May Result in the Prudential Revocation of a Validly Issued Nonimmigrant Visa
07.18.2017Alert: New Form I-9 is Now Available
07.14.2017Alert: USCIS to Release New Form I-9
07.12.2017DHS Freezes Implementation of the International Entrepreneur Rule and Threatens to Repeal It
07.05.2017The Implementation of Travel Ban 2.0: What Now?
06.27.2017USCIS Resumes H-1B Premium Processing for Conrad Waiver Program Physicians
04.17.2017Alert: USCIS Conducts Random H-1B Lottery for FY 2018
04.07.2017H-1B Cap for FY 2018 Met
03.21.2017Maria del Carmen Ramos Receives JD Supra 2017 Readers' Choice Award
03.03.2017Breaking News: USCIS will Temporarily Suspend Premium Processing of H-1B Petitions
03.01.2017Alert: New Handbook for Employers (M-274) is available
02.11.2017Discussing the EOs With Telemundo Tampa
02.03.2017Breaking News: USCIS continues to adjudicate cases
02.02.2017Clarifying Muddied Waters: Making Sense of President Trump's January 27 Executive Order
01.14.2017Current Administration Proposes Significant Changes to EB-5 Program
01.10.2017Alert: New Form I-9 Becomes Mandatory After January 21
11.22.2016USCIS releases a new version of Form I-9
11.02.2016What constitutes a Worksite for H-2B purposes?
10.17.2016Plan Ahead: H-1B Season is Around the Corner
09.21.2016Who is Eligible for Parole Under the International Entrepreneur Rule?
08.14.2016U.S. Manufacturers Need Immigration Certainty to Grow Economy
08.10.2016OSC Issues Guidance to Employers Related to Immigration Questions During the Hiring Process
07.18.2016Immigration Compliance Alert: Increase in Fines for Immigration Related Violations Take Effect on August 1, 2016
07.18.2016Immigration Compliance Alert: Increase in Fines for Immigration Related Violations Takes Effect on August 1, 2016
07.08.2016USCIS Has Finished Returning Unselected H-1B Cap Subject Petitions
06.16.2016Mechelle Zarou Inducted as a Fellow of the Ohio State Bar Association
06.08.2016Maria Ramos Appears on That Business Show with Jamie Meloni
06.07.2016Our Immigration Policy Shouldn't be Left to Chance
05.20.2016Visa Waiver Program Participants Are Required to Have an e-Passport to Travel to the U.S.
05.09.2016USCIS Proposes Hike in Filing Fees
05.03.2016USCIS Finishes Data Entry of H-1B Cap Subject Petitions
04.25.2016Alert: Premium Processing for FY 2017 H-1B Cap Petitions to Begin May 12
04.12.2016EU Threatens to Revoke U.S. and Canada Visa Waivers
03.21.2016Recent Changes to the Trade Embargo May Facilitate Cuban Baseball Players Being Able to Legally Play for MLB Teams
03.11.2016Immigration Reform: Where are we today?
03.02.2016Decision on STEM OPT Program is Delayed Until May 10, 2016
02.16.2016Cuba: The Next Frontier for Agribusiness Products
02.04.2016USCIS Processing Delays for H-1B Extensions Continue
01.19.2016Breaking News: SCOTUS to Hear DOJ's Appeal of the Fifth Circuit's Decision in State of Texas v. U.S.
12.07.2015USCIS proposes new changes to Form I-9
11.19.2015Planning Ahead: H-1Bs for FY2017
11.17.2015CBP Studies Use of Body-Worn Cameras in Certain Circumstances
11.11.2015EB-5 Legislative Update
11.10.2015Fifth Circuit Ruling Upholds Injunction Against the President's Executive Actions on Immigration
11.09.2015Employers May Request Alternative Documents Following an Internal I-9 Audit
11.05.2015EB-5 Regional Center Annual Reports are Due by December 29, 2015
11.02.2015The Current Status of the Unaccompanied Children at our Border
10.26.2015New System, Same Result
10.22.2015Important Changes to Byzantine Cuban Assets Control Regulations
10.20.2015Proposed New Rule May Save the STEM OPT Program
10.19.2015Bridging the Divide: Cuba Today
10.16.2015USCIS and DOS Attempt to Clarify Increasingly Complex Visa Bulletin Situation
10.06.2015Filing Fees Lowered for H-1B and L-1 Dependent Employers
09.28.2015Not So Fast! Department of State Releases Updated Visa Bulletin for October 2015
09.24.2015USCIS Suspends Final Adjudication of Employment-Based Adjustment Applications Until October 1, 2015
09.21.2015Government Shutdown Possible: Immigration Delays
09.15.2015Technical Problem Affects PERM Filings
09.10.2015Moving Into the 21st Century
09.09.2015Giving Your All
09.08.2015Temporary Protected Status Announced for Yemen
09.03.2015Payment Process for Immigrant Fees Simplified
08.31.2015NVC Errors Continue
08.19.2015I-9 Violations Result in Harsh Consequences
08.17.2015Immigration Alert: Decision Overturning 17-month OPT/STEM Extensions is stayed as USCIS scrambles to cure deficiencies
08.05.2015Deadline for Nationals of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone to Register for TPS is August 18, 2015
08.04.2015Knock, Knock: Who's there?
07.21.2015Client Alert: Amended Petitions Required When Relocating H-1B Employees
07.15.2015Texas Denies Immigrant Children Their U.S. Citizenship
07.14.2015About our Immigration Practice
07.14.2015Executive Action Update: 3 Year EADs Issued After 2/16/15 Injunction Must Be Returned
07.13.2015USCIS Resumes Premium Processing Service for H-1B Extensions
07.13.2015Executive Action Update: 3 Year EADs Issued After 2/16/15 Injunction Must Be Returned by 7/17/15
07.10.2015DOS Alert: U.S. Embassy in Mexico City Will No Longer Process E Visas
07.01.2015I-9 Update: Green Cards Do Not Always Have a Signature
07.01.2015Bienvenidos a Habana
06.25.2015Update on Temporary Protected Status
06.18.2015Client Alert: Visa and Passport Delays Expected to Continue Through Next Week
06.16.2015Maria del Carmen Ramos Comments on Recent Immigration Ruling
06.10.2015When Is Paying an Honorarium Permissible?
06.02.2015Maria del Carmen Ramos Receives an AV® Peer Rating
05.25.2015Alert: Preliminary Injunction is Denied-H-4 EAD Program Moves Forward.
05.25.2015Alert: Preliminary Injunction is Denied-H-4 EAD Program Moves Forward
05.20.2015USCIS Suspends Premium Processing of Petitions for H-1B Extension
05.20.2015Cuba: La Perla de las Antillas
05.15.2015Proud to Support Third Annual HBIF Golf Tournament
05.13.2015DHS Asks Court to Dismiss Lawsuit Challenging H-4 Work Authorization
05.11.20152000 Three Year Work Permits Were Issued by DHS in Violation of Injunction
05.05.2015Maria del Carmen Ramos Selected to be a Fellow of the Florida Bar Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy
05.01.2015DOL and DHS Release Joint New Rules for H-2B Visa Program
04.30.2015Maria del Carmen Ramos Appointed to Florida Bar Committee
04.29.2015Maria del Carmen Ramos Speaks at Labor Migration and Migrant Adaption Program
04.28.2015Mechelle Zarou Presented to American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Texas Chapter
04.28.2015Mechelle Zarou Presented to the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Texas Chapter
04.17.2015Stay on Order Affecting H-2B Program is Extended by One Month
04.16.2015EB-5 Retrogresses By Two Years in May 2015 for Nationals of China
04.15.2015Premium Processing Update for Selected H-1B Petitions
04.13.2015Alert: USCIS Conducts Random H-1B Lottery for FY 2016
04.13.2015Alert: USCIS Conducts Random H-1B Lottery for FY 2016
04.08.2015Multiple Legal Briefs Defending The President's Executive Actions Filed
04.07.2015H-1B Cap For FY 2016 Has Been Reached
04.03.2015Maria del Carmen Ramos Invited to Attend Family Defender Orientation
03.25.2015Fifth Circuit to Hear Oral Arguments on Whether to Lift Injunction on April 17
03.25.2015April Visa Bulletin Released
03.24.2015L-1B Policy Development: USCIS Issues L-1B Adjudications Policy for Comment
03.24.2015L-1B Policy Development: USCIS Issues L-1B Adjudications Memo for Comment
03.19.2015OPT Program Under Attack
03.18.2015USCIS Resumes Processing of H-2B Petitions
03.16.2015The President's Executive Actions on Immigration Are Further Delayed
03.15.2015Conducting An Internal I-9 Audit
03.11.2015Navigating H-1B Requirements: The Degree Must Relate to the Specialty Occupation
03.10.2015Adjudication of H-2B Petitions Temporarily Suspended
03.09.2015Congressman Jolly's Bill Could Change Lives of E-2 Visa Holders
03.05.2015Avoiding an Immigration Nightmare: The Importance of Knowing When a Work Visa is Necessary
03.02.2015Navigating H-1B Requirements: The Existence of a Valid Employer-Employee Relationship
02.27.2015Cuban Baseball Players Are No Longer Required to Obtain a License to Play Ball
02.24.2015Bridging the Gap to Cuba
02.24.2015Mark Your Calendars: DHS Extends Employment Authorization Eligibility to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses Effective May 26, 2015
02.23.2015Come on, Nightline?!
02.21.2015USCIS Updates EB-5 Processing Time Information
02.19.2015Temporary Injunction Issued Against DAPA And Expanded DACA
02.10.2015USCIS Announces H-2B Cap Reached for the First Half of Fiscal Year 2015
02.09.2015National Visa Center Experiencing Glitch in Processing of Chinese EB-5 Immigrant Visa Applications
02.06.2015Bipartisan Legislation Seeks to Make the EB-5 Program Permanent
02.04.2015What Happens When An Employee Admits I-9 Documents Were Fraudulent
02.03.2015Court of Appeals Censures USCIS' Narrow Interpretation of L-1B Visa Requirements
01.28.2015H-1B Season is Almost Upon Us
01.27.2015USCIS Terminates 16 EB-5 Regional Centers
01.26.2015Three Things to Know About DAPA
01.20.2015Administrative Changes To Take Effect Soon
01.19.2015USCIS Issues Fliers About the President's Executive Actions
01.16.2015Top Twelve EB-5 Countries by US Immigrant Visa Issuance
01.15.2015Temporary Protected Status Extended for El Salvador
01.14.2015New Form I-129 Now Available
01.13.2015Living Well: Making a Difference in our Community
01.12.2015The Devil is in the Details: What Employers and Businesses Need to Know About the President's Executive Actions on Immigration
01.07.2015Five Things Employers Should Consider When Conducting an I-9 Self-Audit
12.29.2014Form I-9 Verification Process Update
12.24.2014Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP's Immigration Team Wishes our Clients and Colleagues a Wonderful Holiday Season
12.22.2014EB-5 Public Engagement Update
12.19.2014USCIS Updates Its List of 68 Countries Eligible to Participate in the H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs
12.18.2014Changes to the Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program Are Announced
12.17.2014EB-5: A Creative Financing Option for U.S. Developers and Businesses
12.10.2014U.S. & China Extend Visas for Business Travelers, Tourists, and Students
12.08.2014How to Respond When ICE Offers to Help
12.04.2014Deadline to File Form I-924A is December 29, 2014
12.02.2014Upcoming E-Verify Record Disposal Date
11.24.2014Executive Actions on Immigration… Now, what?
11.21.2014President Obama Unveils His Proposed Executive Actions on Immigration
11.20.2014Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone are Awarded Temporary Protected Status Designations
11.19.2014New Requirements for J-1 Program Mandates Annual Audits and Reports to Department of State
11.19.2014New J-1 Program Requirements Mandate Annual Audits and Reports to Department of State
11.18.2014NVC No Longer Accepting Original Civil Documents
11.17.2014U.S. Rolls Out New Refugee/Parole Program for Certain Central American Children
11.14.2014Extensions of Visa Validity Periods for Chinese Nationals
11.13.2014Channeling Our Inner Atticus Finch
11.06.2014The Dangers Lurking in Our Backyard: Human Trafficking in Tampa Bay
11.05.2014DHS Announces Enhancements to the Visa Waiver Program
11.04.2014USCIS Releases Interim Policy Memorandum Regarding T-6 Category
10.31.2014DHS Publishes Final Rule on Notices of Decisions and Documents Evidencing Lawful Status And Revises Forms G-28 & G-28I
10.30.2014More EB-5 Predictions
10.29.2014USCIS Expands Definition of "Mother" and "Parent" Under the INA
10.28.2014Failure to file Form I-924A Can Lead to a Notice of Intent to Terminate
10.27.2014Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program Announced for 2015
10.25.2014USCIS Publishes Updated EB-5 Processing Time Information
10.23.2014Retrogression Alert Issued for EB-5 Category
10.22.2014Department of State Announces Visa Fee Changes
10.20.2014Temporary Protected Status Extended for Honduras and Nicaragua
10.17.2014USCIS Will Begin Disposing of E-Verify Records 10 Years Old and Older
10.14.2014New USCIS System Dedicated to Employee I-9 Needs
10.14.2014The Crisis at our Border
10.08.2014EB-2 India Retrogresses
10.06.2014The I-9 Squeeze: What Happens When An Employer Migrates to a Completely Electronic System?
09.30.20142016 Diversity Visa Lottery Program Details Announced
09.29.2014To Amend, or Not to Amend?
09.23.2014Federal Government Fines Its Own Janitorial Service for I-9 Violations
09.23.2014A Cautionary Tale for H-1B Employers
09.23.2014USCIS Now Using New Ink Color for Certain Documents Which May be Used for Form I-9
09.18.2014EB-2 India: Retrogression Expected
09.18.2014Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Sudan
09.18.2014If You Renounce Your U.S. Citizenship, You Have to Pay the Piper
09.16.2014Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) FAQs and How To Guides Now Available in Multiple Languages
09.15.2014The Infamous EB-5 Visa
09.15.2014Immigrant Visas for EB-5 China Depleted
09.09.2014Salt Lake City's Only Five Diamond Hotel Fined $2 Million for I-9 Violations
09.05.2014The Rules of the Game Change As ICE Targets Employers
08.21.2014DOJ Addresses the Anti-Discrimination Provision in Connection with I-9 Compliance
08.18.2014Keeping Up with the Times: Solving the I-9 Conundrum for Remote Employees
08.11.2012The EB-5 Program: The Road to Citizenship Less Traveled


01.03.2019Client Alert: Florida Minimum Wage Increases in 2019
08.07.2018Client Alert: Supreme Court Allows Employers to Prevent Class Action Lawsuits through Properly Drafted Arbitration Agreements
02.19.2018New Disability Claims Procedures for ERISA Plans Become Effective on April 1, 2018
11.13.2017Client Alert: Florida Minimum Wage to Increase in 2018
10.10.2017Client Alert: Congress Provides More Hurricane Relief for Employees and Employers
09.25.2017Client Alert: How Employers Can Aid in Hurricane Irma Recovery
07.31.2017Client Alert: New Notice Requirements and Penalties Added to St. Petersburg’s Wage Theft Ordinance
07.25.2017Client Alert: Getting Ready for the New EEO-1 Report
07.24.2017Client Alert: Eleventh Circuit Declines to Reconsider Sexual Orientation Discrimination Decision; Plaintiff Will Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court
04.13.2017Client Alert: Eleventh Circuit Denies Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claim, but Is This the Final Word?
12.29.2016"Disabled Users' Access to your Website: A New Litigation Threat"
12.29.2016"Attacks Against Low Level Non-Compete Agreements: What Employers Need to Know"
12.29.2016"Closing the Loophole: How the Department of Labor's Persuader Rule Effectively Eviscerates the Advice Exemption of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act"
11.23.2016Client Alert: Federal Court Temporarily Blocks Implementation of Amendments to Overtime Rule for Employers Nationwide
08.16.2016Client Alert: The Physics of Wellness at Work
07.21.2016Client Alert - FMLA Employer Guide and Workers' Compensation Rate Increase
06.29.2016"To Suffer or Permit: How the Broad Scope of the Fair Labor Standards Act is Increasing the Risk of Doing Business"
06.29.2016"Employers Should Begin Preparing for New Overtime Rules"
05.18.2016Update to May 2nd Client Alert - New Overtime Rules Issued Today
05.02.2016Client Alert: Employers Should Begin Preparing for New Overtime Rules
February 2016The First Five Steps to Gaining the Entrepreneurial Edge, Femme Rouge, February 2016
11.23.2015"Your Drivers Are Now Your Employees: Independent Contractors Under the New Labor Paradigm"
11.23.2015"Evaluating Your FLSA Compliance in Advance of the 2016 Updates: A Checklist for Employers"
12.01.2014"Employment Law Update:  Federal Agency Overreaching - A Trend Without an End"
09.05.2014Client Alert - The Rules of the Game Change As ICE Targets Employers
08.18.2014Client Alert - Keeping Up with the Times: Solving the I-9 Conundrum for Remote Employees
04.14.2014Employment Law Checkup 2014
06.07.2013"FMLA/ADA: The Basics," Fundamentals of Employment Law (N.C. Bar Foundation, Greensboro, N.C.)
05.23.2013"Employment Law Update"
05.01.2012"Labor Law Update"
11.01.2009"Independent Contractor Or Employee"
08.20.2009"Employer Booster Shot: Update on Recent Employment Law Changes," Presented at the 2009 An Ounce of Prevention: A Management Check Up for Executives and Human Resources Professionals, paper and lecture
05.01.2009"Overview of Employment Retaliation Claims in North Carolina"
04.16.2009"Employee Cooperative as a Plan for Business Succession"
04.01.2009"North Carolina Legislature Considers New Employment Laws"
03.01.2009"Disability Discrimination – When Is An Employee Considered Disabled Under North Carolina State Law"
02.01.2009"Overview of the North Carolina Persons With Disabilities Protection Act"
12.01.2008"Employment At-Will or Oral Employment Contract"
11.01.2008"As Economic Route Turns Rough, Beware These 4 RIF Potholes"
09.01.2008"Prepare for Possible Changes in Employment Eligibility Verification"
07.01.2008"Beware Hazards When Calculating N.C. Unemployment Insurance Tax"
06.01.2008"Introduction to North Carolina Employment Security Law"
05.01.2008"Top 10 Things to Know about North Carolina Wage and Hour Act"
04.01.2008"Overview of Employment Contracts in North Carolina"
03.01.2008"Problems with Obtaining FMLA and Wage-and-Hour Releases"
02.01.2008"Vacation Benefits and North Carolina Law"
12.04.2007"I-9 Form News Bulletin"
11.19.2007"I-9 Form and Domestic Violence Leave Law - Regional News Bulletin"
11.01.2007"Employee Incentive Pay and Bonus Plans"
09.19.2007Co-Author, "Inoculating Your Business Against An Outbreak: I-9 Compliance," Presented at An Ounce of Prevention: A Management Checkup for Executives and Human Resource Professionals (paper and lecture)


Events and Presentations

05.09.2018Employment Law Update: Spring 2018 St. Petersburg, Florida
05.08.2018Employment Law Update: Spring 2018 Tampa, Florida
02.13.2018iHeart Radio Podcast - Business Spotlights with Jack and Jeff
01.30.2018Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
11.28.2017Employment Law Update: Fall 2017, Tampa, Florida
10.10.17Employment Law Update: Fall 2017, Sarasota, Florida
09.27.2017“Bayfront 20:20” presented to the Sarasota County Bar Association Business Law Section
08.29.2017“Creating a Win-Win Internship Program”
04.27.2017Employment Law Update: Spring 2017, Tampa, Florida
03.21.2017"Health Care: What We Know, What to Expect, and What Keeps Us Up at Night," University of Toledo Center for Family & Privately-Held Business Mini-Forum
03.16.2017Understanding the HR Implications of the New Administration (Columbus, Ohio)
03.02.2017Understanding the HR Implications of the New Administration (Toledo, Ohio)
10.20.2016Employment Law Update: Fall 2016 (Toledo presentation)
10.12.2016Employment Law Update:  Fall 2016 - "Practical Steps to Prepare for and Comply with the New Overtime Regulations"
09.21.2016Moses Luski Presented September Shumaker Legal Minute at Latin American Chamber of Commerce
07.21.2016"Payroll Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions," American Payroll Association, Toledo Chapter
06.16.2016"2016 Healthcare Heroes Summit: Creating Wellness at Work"
04.22.2016Employment Law Update: Spring 2016 - "Restrictive Covenants Use, Drafting and Enforcement of Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreements"
10.20.2015Columbus Seminar - How Will Legalized Marijuana Affect My Business?
10.20.2015Sarasota Employment Law Update: Fall 2015
09.18.2015Employment Law Update:  Fall 2015 - "New Overtime Regulations and Independent Contractor Changes"
02.26.2015Tampa Employment Law Update: Winter 2015 - "Most Common Minimum Wage and Overtime Mistakes and How to Avoid Them"
02.24.2015Sarasota Employment Law Update:  Winter 2015
02.17.2015"What Every Employer Needs to Know for 2015" presented at Sarasota Chamber University
07.15.2014Tampa Employment Law Update: Summer 2014 - "Latest EEOC Guidance on Employment Applications and Background Checks"
10.30.2013Employment Law Update: Fall 2013 - "Best Practices in Employment Law"
08.01.2013Jason Collier as Featured Guest on Newsradio 970 WFLA AM regarding Social Media and the Workplace
06.07.2013"FMLA/ADA:  The Basics," Fundamentals of Employment Law (N.C. Bar Foundation, Greensboro, N.C.)
05.02.2013Employment Law Update:  For Executives, Managers, Business Owners and Human Resources Professionals
09.24.2012"The Americans with Disabilities Act and Public Accommodations" Video Presentation to the Ybor City Development Corporation
08.14.2012"Employment Law Update: For Executives, Managers, Business Owners and Human Resources Professionals"
01.17.2012"The Do's and Don'ts of Documentation: Examining the Best Way to Protect Your Company"
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