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Proposed FLSA Change – Time Off in Lieu of Overtime

Featuring Christina Harris Schwinn The meaning of overtime could change for private-sector employees here around the country. A proposed amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act would give employees a choice on how they spend their hours. It's called the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013. The bill would give employees two options with overtime:

Schwinn, Pretasky to Present on Interviews

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn and Barb Pretasky of Lee Memorial Health System will present on “The Do’s and Don’ts of Interviewing From Both Sides of the Fence” during the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Lunch & Learn series at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 19 at Nova Southeastern University, 3650 Colonial Court, Fort Myers.

Pavese Law Firm Partner Christina Harris Schwinn Discusses Legal Differences Between Employees and Independent Contractors at Nov. 5 UNET Meeting

The distinction between whether an individual is classified as an employee or an independent contractor can affect business owners in a variety of ways, including how employers withhold a variety of taxes. Misclassification of an individual may result in a number of costly legal consequences. To provide more information and answer questions related to employee

HRMA of Southwest Florida Luncheon

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 11:30am - 1:00pm Partner, Christina Harris Schwinn will provide an employment law update to the HRMA of Southwest Florida, local chapter of the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), at its March 12 luncheon event. The presentation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Crowne Plaza at 13051 Bell Tower

Confidentiality, Noncompete and Nonsolicitation Agreements: One Size Does Not Fit All

Written by: Christina Harris Schwinn Many businesses in Florida use confidentiality, noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements to protect their confidential information and customer relationships.  Of the three types of restrictive agreements, a confidentiality agreement is the least restrictive, the noncompete agreement is the most restrictive, and the nonsolicitation agreement is moderately restrictive.  Each of these agreements

The National Labor Relations Board What You Should Know

Written by: Christina Harris Schwinn Private sector employers often believe that because their workforces are not unionized that they do not have to be concerned about the National Labor Relations Board’s (“NLRB”) activities or compliance with the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”).  Wrong.  Generally speaking, a private sector employer with more than $200,000 in annual

I-9 Employment Verification Form

The United States Customs and Immigration Service recently announced that all employers should continue to use the I-9 Employment Verification Form dated August 31, 2012 until further notice. To verify that you are using the proper version of the form, look at the top right-hand corner and confirm this reference: OMB No. 1615-0047 Expires 8/31/12.

Schwinn to Address Above Board Chamber Panel on HR

Partner Christina Harris Schwinn will join other local human resource (HR) professionals at 11:30 a.m. on July 10 at the Above Board Chamber of Florida. The Above Board Chamber is bringing together Lee County’s top HR professionals from Hertz Corporation, Lee Memorial Health System, the School District of Lee County and Pavese Law Firm to discuss job

March 2014 Employment Law Newsletter

Written by Christina Harris Schwinn Same-Sex Married Couples and the Impact on Florida Employers Florida State Legislative Update Case Law Update - Cases of Significance Emerging Trends Agency Update To view the full newsletter, click here.

Partner, Christina Harris Schwinn will discuss Employment Law at HRMA March Meeting

Christina Harris Schwinn will provide an employment law update to the HRMA of Southwest Florida, local chapter of the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), at its March 12 luncheon event. The presentation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Crowne Plaza at 13051 Bell Tower Drive, Fort Myers. Schwinn will