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LUNCH Program - Annual Legal Update for 2020
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When: Friday, January 17, 2020
12 pm
Where: The Grove
10670 Boardwalk Loop
Lakewood Ranch, Florida  34202
United States
Contact: Programs Director

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2020 January Professional Development Program


12:00 - 12:45 p.m. - Registration, Networking and Lunch
12:00 p.m. -1:15 p.m. - SHRA Business and Sponsor Announcement

1:15 - 3:30 pm - Presentation, Q&A, Wrap Up

3:30 - 5:00 Happy Hour

Approved for 2.25 general credits



Labor and Employment Law 2019 - A Year in Review

Interactive update on legislation and significant rulings and decisions on the federal and Florida state level.  The audience will get an opportunity to participate in answering questions posed by the speakers that are hot topics on the federal level by using anonymous electronic polling technology.  In addition, the audience will have an opportunity to analyze and discuss the pros and cons of proposed legislation in their state, both from a human resources and legal perspective.   

Three learning objectives:

  • At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will understand and be able to speak about legislative updates on the federal and state levels.
  • Identify and analyze legislative updates on federal and state levels.
  • Thorough understanding of legislative updates and the impact of this legislation on the human resources community.


Amanda Simpson is an Associate in the Orlando, Florida, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.Ms. Simpson is part of the firm’s class action practice group. Since joining Jackson Lewis P.C., Ms. Simpson has handled a number of class and collective actions including wage and hour claims alleging claims of misclassification and off the clock work. Ms. Simpson has also worked with clients on Department of Labor audits as well as voluntary self-audits as to exemption status of hundreds of positions.

She devotes the majority of her practice to counseling and defending employers regarding employment-related matters.Ms. Simpson’s primary practice includes representing clients on a broad array of employment litigation, including wage and hour disputes, claims of discrimination based on disability, race, age, national origin, sex, retaliation, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, and breach of contract actions.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Simpson practiced commercial litigation in Orlando and South Florida in federal, state, and appellate courts covering a vast number of practice areas, including employment litigation. Ms. Simpson has successful trial experience both in the state and federal court levels and argued in front of the District Court of Appeals.


Ashwin Trehan is Of Counsel in the Tampa, Florida, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice concentrated on litigation under the Fair Labor Standards Act, including collective actions.

Mr. Trehan also represents management in claims alleging violations of Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, the FMLA, and state and local employment discrimination laws. In addition, Mr. Trehan has defended employers in numerous class actions brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Trehan worked for a national labor and employment law firm where he managed numerous employment cases from the position statement stage through summary judgment or trial.

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