February 2015 Newsletter

HR Week e-Newsletter


December 2014




February Dinner Meeting
Join us for our next chapter meeting: Out With the Old - In With the New presented by David Steffen on Wednesday, February 18th at the Centre Club beginning at 5:30pm. To register click HERE!

Employment Law Update
The 2nd District Court of Appeal (“DCA”) recently held in Kearns v. Farmer Acquisition that a plaintiff must allege an “actual” violation of a law, rule or regulation” in order to state a claim for a violation of the Florida Private Whistleblower Statute. This sets up a conflict with the Fourth DCA which ruled a “reasonable belief” was sufficient.  This makes it likely the Florida Supreme Court will step in to resolve the split.  This is an issue of great importance to Florida employers as claims under the Florida Private Whistleblower Statute are prevalent.  Kearns will give a strong argument to such employers to be able to dismiss these claims through summary judgment.  To learn more, click HERE for more information!

PHR/SPHR Certification Spring 2015 - Begins this Month!
HR certification is a career-long commitment that proves to your peers and your organization that you are driven to be successful in HR management. Read MORE on how HR Tampa can help you become certified!

Upcoming Events

Suncoast HR On The Cutting Edge: Transformation is March 11 from 7am to 5pm. Click HERE for more information.

Annual SHRM Conference in Vegas! June 28 to July 1. Click HERE for more information. 

HR Florida at the Hilton Bonnet Creek will be August 30 to September 2. Early bird hotel reservations expire Feb. 22. Find everything you need HERE.

Mark Your Calendars

New Member Orientation: April 7

HR Tampa Expo: HR - Be the Spark!: October 21


Local Opportunities
Check out the job board and find your new career!


Thank You to our February  Sponsor



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