HR Law & Solutions Seminar

Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Henderson Franklin's Employment, Immigration, and Workers' Compensation legal teams will return to the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa in Fort Myers on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 to present the 23rd Annual HR Law & Solutions seminar tailored to business owners and human resource professionals. Follow the conversation on Twitter at #swflhrlaw. Click here to download the seminar registration brochure.


7:15 a.m.  Registration and Continental Breakfast 

8:15 a.m. Opening Remarks presented by John Potanovic, Jr., Esq.

8:30 a.m.  Employment Law and Legislation Update presented by Robert Shearman, Esq. and Vicki Sproat, Esq.

Bob and Vicki will provide an interactive update on notable court decisions, including cases addressing contentious employment policies and contract provisions, and other noteworthy employee claims.

10:00 a.m.  A View From the C-Suite moderated by John Potanovic, Jr., Esq.

This session will feature a panel of local executives from varied industries who will share their thoughts on important human capital issues, and what expectations and needs a CEO has for his/her HR department as a strategic partner. Executives will also share their favorite do's and don’ts for a variety of issues that impact the workforce, such as employee engagement, motivation, and productivity. 

11:15 a.m.  What Would You Do? presented by John Potanovic, Jr. Esq. and Suzanne Boy, Esq.

The legal issues facing HR professionals on a daily basis are many. The ever-evolving nature of employment law can make management and prevention of problems difficult. Early recognition of issues and swift problem solving is key to reducing a company's exposure to many employment claims so prevalent today. This interactive session will share thought provoking real-life scenarios and help attendees identify and resolve issues involving disability/medical leave, wage/hour, retaliation, and LGBT related matters. 

12:15 p.m.  Lunch 

1:30 p.m.  Unifying the Workplace Through Effective Communication and Leadership presented by Guest Speaker Stephen Bienko

Attendees will gain a renewed appreciation for their role as employee and company leaders, as well as learn practical ways to help motivate and inspire the employees they work with. This program will encourage participants to reflect on the current social and business environment, including the need for business leaders to connect with customers, employees and others in the community on a more personal level.

3:15 p.m.  Breakout Sessions

Henderson Franklin’s employment law, immigration and workers’ compensation attorneys will break out in smaller groups to facilitate discussions and give attendees an opportunity to gain more information on specific topics of interest to them and answer any legal questions on any aspect of laws and issues impacting their workplace.

Employment Law Attorneys John Potanovic, Suzanne Boy, Robert Shearman and Vicki Sproat will discuss

Immigration Attorney Tulio Suarez will discuss

Workers' Compensation Attorneys David Roos and Michael McCabe will discuss

Continuing Education

This program has been submitted to HRCI and SHRM for continuing education approval.

Conference Partners

We thank AGIS Network, our breakfast sponsor, and Lykes Insurance, our lunch sponsor!

We are pleased to present HR Law & Solutions in partnership with HRMA of Southwest Florida, Charlotte County SHRM and HR Collier.

Please be sure to visit our table sponsors, the Southwest Florida Chapter of RIMS and Keynote Speaker, Author and Consultant Paul Macleish.

Registration fee is $30 per person and includes a continental breakfast, plated lunch, seminar materials and valet parking. Click here to download credit card authorization form and return via email to fax. Questions? Please contact Gail Lamarche via phone 239-344-1186 or via email at