Fort Myers, FL, April 16, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- On April 1, 2014, Henderson Franklin's Employment Law Practice Group hosted its 22nd Annual HR Law & Solutions conference at Sanibel Harbour Resort with record-breaking attendance. Nearly 350 attendees heard presentations on a variety of law topics, including bullying in the workplace; best practices to prepare for wage/hour, immigration, and workers’ compensation audits; a case law and legislative update; as well as a lively game of "Employment Law Jeopardy.” The keynote speaker, Paul Macleish, presented “The Braveheart Approach to Leadership,” and began the afternoon session playing bagpipes and wearing a kilt. Event photos can be viewed at http://www.facebook.com/HendersonFranklinStarnesandHolt.
Five attendees were inducted into Henderson Franklin’s HR Law & Solutions Hall of Fame: Tammy Moore of Frantz EyeCare, Christine McDade and Ellen Clyatt from the City of Fort Myers, Jill Lampley from Hope Healthcare Services, and Cindy Crabtree from Lipman. The Hall of Fame recognizes the recipient’s dedication to both the HR profession and the seminar.
Nancy Korista, President of the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Human Resources Management Association, shared: “the conference attendance has certainly grown over the years due to the expertise of the attorney presentations, coupled with their excellent abilities to engage the HR professionals in attendance. I would strongly encourage individuals who are just entering the HR field to attend, as well as seasoned HR professionals. There are varying take-aways for all HR practitioners.”
Chris Tritt, Vice President of Lykes Insurance shared, “Lykes Insurance believes that continuing education is tangible evidence of furthering professionals in their field and by partnering with Henderson Franklin for the last nine years, this is a shared philosophy. Henderson Franklin consistently strives to take it to the 'next level'.”
John Potanovic, chair of the seminar and of Henderson Franklin’s Employment Law Practice Group stated “I suspect the tremendous attendance is due to the ever-changing nature of employment laws, and desire of HR professionals and business owners to protect their workplaces from preventable legal problems. The seminar is also a great opportunity for these professionals to network and share strategies. Henderson Franklin is privileged each year to host the event for our clients and friends of the firm.”
Henderson Franklin is one of the largest full service law firms between Tampa and Miami with over 55 attorneys practicing in the areas of business and tax planning, estate planning and administration, divorce and family law, eminent domain, immigration law, land use and environmental law, commercial and civil litigation, workers' compensation, employment law and real estate. One of the state's oldest firms, Henderson Franklin was founded in Fort Myers in 1924 and has offices in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and Sanibel Island. For more information on Henderson Franklin, please visit www.henlaw.com.