Gail E. Farb recently presented at the 15th Annual Tri-County HR Conference, sponsored by HR Collier, Society for Human Resource Management Southwest Florida (SHRM SWFL), and Charlotte County SHRM. She discussed issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace. The conference, held May 20 in Fort Myers, had more than 210 human resource professionals in attendance.
Ms. Farb focuses on labor and employment law, advising management clients regarding preventive measures in employment matters, including federal and state discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, FMLA, NLRA, restrictive covenants, and whistleblower laws. 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, as well as employment, severance, and settlement agreements. She assists clients with employee hiring, promotion, discipline, and termination issues; conducts workplace investigations; and develops corporate compliance programs. She also represents management in alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation and arbitration.