Gail E. Farb, a labor and employment attorney with Williams Parker, recently presented at the HR Florida State Conference & Expo, the annual conference of the HR Florida State Council, a state affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management

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 SARASOTA, Fla.Gail E. Farb, a labor and employment attorney with Williams Parker, recently presented at the HR Florida State Conference & Expo, the annual conference of the HR Florida State Council, a state affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Ms. Farb presented two sessions entitled “HR Protects Against Cyber Security Threats: Personnel Policies, Programs, and Personal Devices” and “You’ve Been Served! Human Resources’ Role in Defending Employment Litigation.”

Ms. Farb has extensive experience in the area of labor and employment law. She advises private and public sector management clients regarding preventive measures in matters involving discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; wage and hour issues; restrictive covenants; whistleblower laws; family and medical leave; labor relations; safety; layoffs and plant closings; and military leave. She balances business and local government needs with legal risks and defends single-plaintiff cases and collective actions in administrative, state, and federal court proceedings. Ms. Farb designs and reviews employee handbooks and policies; reviews employment, restrictive covenant, confidentiality, severance, and settlement agreements; assists clients with employee hiring, promotion, accommodation, counseling, discipline, layoff, and termination issues; conducts workplace investigations; and develops corporate compliance programs. She also represents management in alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation and arbitration. Additionally, Ms. Farb is on the Steering Committee and was a past chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Sarasota County Bar Association.

About Williams Parker

Founded in 1925, Williams Parker comprises over 50 attorneys and offers one of Florida’s largest trusts and estates practices; tax and employment groups with significant depth; and accomplished real estate, litigation, corporate, and healthcare practices. The firm also serves clients’ needs globally through its membership in an international alliance of law firms, whose more than 60 member firms include about 2,300 lawyers in 100 business centers throughout 40 countries worldwide. Williams Parker takes great pride in its contributions to the community and ongoing investment in its region. The firm is located at 200 South Orange Avenue, Sarasota, Florida. For more information, please visit www.williamsparker.com.

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