Stuart M. Silverman
Principal of the Law Offices of Stuart M. Silverman, P.A.
Stuart Silverman has been practicing law for almost 30 years and is the principal of the Law Offices of Stuart M. Silverman, P.A., located in Boca Raton, Florida. The emphasis of his practice is in the area of labor and employment law, and business and commercial litigation. Mr. Silverman has represented both private and public employers, as well as individual employees in a whole host of complex business disputes and employment settings at administrative levels, and state and federal trial and appellate courts. His extensive employment litigation experience includes claims under age, race, sex discrimination, wage and hour claims, whistleblower and retaliation claims, ADA and FMLA claims, public employee's claims, as well as disputes under employment contracts, non-compete agreements, trade secrets disputes, and partnership breakups. Mr. Silverman is a frequent speaker on his areas of practice.

Mr. Silverman is also a member of The Workplace Violence Prevention Institute (WPVI), a group formed to investigate solutions and strategies from a proactive and systemic perspective to minimize the risk of workplace violence, specifically violence caused by employees or former employees. He earned his B.A. degree, with high honors, and his J.D. degree from Rutgers University. Mr. Silverman is admitted to The Florida Bar and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
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Can an Employee be Fired over a Social Media Posting?
The majority of cases of social media postings that get employees in trouble have to do with behavior or communications that display poor judgment. The definition of poor judgment can be spelled out as part of a job description with examples, with the caveat that the examples are not inclusive. Training in this area may be the more effective way to reduce incidents of social media postings that harm employees and the reputations of businesses.
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Best Practices For HR Recordkeeping Requirements: The Question Is To Keep Or Not To Keep?
It's mandatory to keep sound document-retention policy these days! As an HR professional, you know that the sheer volume of paperwork that you contend with is overwhelming at best and uncontrollable at worst. What's more, if just one imperative document is lost, misfiled, or accidentally damaged, your organization could end up on the wrong side of a lawsuit. And you're the one who will have to clarify what happened.
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Best practices of Drafting and Updating Job Descriptions in 2019: Why You Need Them, What to Include, and What to Leave Out
In this webinar learn how to write effective Job Descriptions and Person Specifications that identify all of the job requirements, and avoid discriminatory language. Writing effective Job Descriptions is one of the most effective ways to clarify expectations and measuring performances. Well-written and up-to-date job descriptions are critical when it comes to recruiting, promoting, and classifying employees; conducting performance reviews; and providing reasonable accommodations. Poorly written Job Descriptions can lead to potential legal issues, and missing out on hiring, training, and performance opportunities. It can be difficult to achieve full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as well.
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HR Practices in Terminating Employees
In this session, you will be provided with various tools to help you through the termination process. You will learn what you should do before termination, how to prepare for the termination meeting itself, what to say and what not to say during a termination meeting and what to tell others afterward. Learn how to use the process to minimize potential employee lawsuits and minimize the risk of workplace violence.
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New NLRB Guidance on Employee Handbooks: Complying With New Rules after the Boeing Decision
This webinar will explore employee handbook workplace rules under Boeing. Writing effective Handbooks is one of the most overlooked areas of a company. However for a while the language found in handbooks could create liability for companies. That seemed to change in December 2017 when the NLRB issued its decision in Boeing. But since then employers have faced significant confusion about how the Board would evaluate workplace policies under the NLRA and how to place workplace rules into the three categories defined in the decision. On June 6, 2018, the general counsel of the NLRB published guidance on how the Boeing standard should be applied.
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HR Issues: Managing Your Business during Global M&A
Mergers & acquisitions are ways for companies to grow, acquire talent, and technologies or obtain synergies. Whatever the reason your organization might have, chances are, as an HR professional you can add a lot of value during the acquisition process and certainly should be involved.
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Can an Employee be Fired over a Social Media Posting?
The majority of cases of social media postings that get employees in trouble have to do with behavior or communications that display poor judgment. The definition of poor judgment can be spelled out as part of a job description with examples, with the caveat that the examples are not inclusive. Training in this area may be the more effective way to reduce incidents of social media postings that harm employees and the reputations of businesses.
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Best Practices For Drafting and Updating Job Descriptions 2018
In this webinar learn how to write effective Job Descriptions and Person Specifications that identify all of the job requirements, and avoid discriminatory language. Writing effective Job Descriptions is one of the most effective ways to clarify expectations and measuring performances. Well-written and up-to-date job descriptions are critical when it comes to recruiting, promoting, and classifying employees; conducting performance reviews; and providing reasonable accommodations. Poorly written Job Descriptions can lead to potential legal issues, and missing out on hiring, training, and performance opportunities. It can be difficult to achieve full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as well.
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Legally Terminating Employees: Complex Issues Which You Must Know
Employers must terminate employees from time to time in order to run their businesses effectively. In today's litigious world, terminating employees is an emotional and legal minefield for managers and supervisors. Even subtle differences in preparing for and conducting terminations can impact greatly the level of legal risk, and whether an employer faces a claim that may cost six figures (or more) in potential liabilities and litigation costs. This webinar will give you knowledge on basic employment laws at the federal & state level and practical strategies about the process of termination.
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Fixed v. Variable Work Schedules: How to Administer Just-In-Time and On-Call/Reporting Time Policies amid Growing Legislative Push Toward Predictable Scheduling Practices
If you are in the retail, hospitality or food service industry in which workers do not have predictable hours. Besides being at risk for overtime, you are also in industries regularly targeted by the Department of Labor for audits. Once workers are not working a regular 40 hour week and their week varies, questions arise as to how to calculate the workweek and when an employee is entitled to overtime. You cannot rely upon your schedule of employees to accurately determine the number of hours worked.
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How to Determine Which Jurisdiction's Employment Laws Reach Border-Crossing Staff
In this webinar, you'll learn about employment choice-of-law issues that frequently arise in cross-border employment law practice. You'll learn about choice-of-law clauses in compensation agreements, cross-border employment policies, international benefits and equity plans, cross-border restrictive covenants, and more.
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Employer Beware: is your Non-compete Enforceable?
Employers routinely require employees to enter into noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements upon commencing employment in order to protect confidential information, trade secrets and business relationships from being used for competitive advantage. Once an employee executes noncompetition and nonsolicitation covenants (often referred to as restrictive covenants), many employers assume such information and relationships will be legally protected after the employee separates from employment. This is not necessarily the case.
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DOL's Final Rules on Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors
Most employers offer some form of paid sick leave. Many states require employers to provide this important benefit for their employees. Federal law including the Fair Labor Standards Act - has never required it. President Obama issued an executive order requiring - on a federal level - that federal contractors provide this important benefit. This webinar will walk you through these important legal requirements. It is not as easy as it sounds!
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