Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews panelists from “Don’t Crash on the Information Highway: What Every Law Firm Needs to Know About the Impact of Technology on Employment Law Issues,” a seminar at The Florida Bar 2015 Annual Convention. In the first half of the podcast, Laurence talks to labor and employment law lawyers Gregory Hearing and Robyn Hankins about ethical problems for lawyers, the importance of knowing at least the basics of social media, and how electronic communications interact with the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The world of online interaction is affecting labor laws and, since most lawyers are either employers or employees, they need to pay attention.
In the second half of the podcast, Laurence interviews Judge Alan Forst about his experience at the annual conference and the seminar. They also discuss why older generations of lawyers and judges still need to pay attention to the issues surrounding electronic communication and social media as they change Florida laws.
Gregory Hearing is managing partner of Thompson, Sizemore, Gonzalez & Hearing, a labor and employment management law firm in Tampa, Florida.
Robyn Hankins practices labor and employment law at her firm, Law Office of Robyn S. Hankins, in Jupiter, Florida.
Judge Alan Forst is a judge on Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeals, the intermediate appellate court.