Schwarzberg & Associates hosts Employment Law For Law Firms Reception & CLE Seminar: Do the shoemaker’s children need new shoes?

by | Oct 26, 2006 | Notables & Events


Do the shoemaker’s children need new shoes?


Attorneys can excel at serving their clients’ concerns, but then may fall short in addressing their own firm’s needs. This complimentary, one-hour seminar covers a wide array of Employment Law issues that affect law firms and their managers. CLE credit is earned for attending the event. This lively presentation addresses a variety of timely issues critical to law firms, including:


Hiring Right The First Time

  • Background screening and testing
  • Interviewing “dos and don’ts”
  • Avoiding negligent hiring

Lawyers Come, Lawyers Go

  • “Chinese walls” and disqualifications
  • When attorneys depart: What notice must be given and work product may be taken? Who gets the client and takes the file?

Overtime: To Pay Or Not To Pay

  • Do paralegals get overtime?
  • Should staff eat and work at their desks?
  • Should staff take work home?
  • Who can be docked, and when?

The Bermuda Quadrangle

  • The hazards posed by the ADA, Workers Comp, FMLA and Paid Time Off
Policies & Training

  • Is your employee handbook updated?
  • Has sexual harassment and diversity training been done?

Interns, Clerks & Independent Contractors, Oh My!

  • Can interns work for free?
  • Are summer law clerks exempt?
  • Can you have a full-time, independent contractor attorney?

 Crisis Management

  • Whom do you pay in a hurricane?
  • How secure is your firm?
  • Is sabotage a concern?

Separation Agreements, Caselaw Update

  • Is your release enforceable?
  • Severance? Pay ’em now or pay ’em later

Thursday, October 26, 2006, 5:30-7:30 p.m.,
Esperanté Building’s atrium

222 Lakeview Avenue, downtown West Palm Beach
Located at the corner of Okeechobee Boulevard and Dixie Highway,
a block west of Flagler Drive

Meet and greet, 5:30 to 6 p.m.
CLE seminar, 6 to 7:15 p.m.
Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres
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