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Case Note-Inattentiveness of a juror is enough to satisfy a racially neutral reason for a peremptory strike.

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Travelers Home and Marine Ins. Co., v. Gallo, 2018 WL 2448799 (Fla. 5th DCA, June 1, 2018) By: Kimberly Nuñez, Esq.   The Fifth District Court of Appeal’s ruling in Travelers Home and Marine Ins. Co., v. Gallo, 2018 WL 2448799 (Fla. 5th DCA, June 1, 2018) helps explain how a juror’s nonverbal behavior, such as inattentiveness, can serve as a proper basis to sustain a peremptory strike even after it has been challenged on the basis of race discrimination. Travelers…

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South Florida’s Premier Labor & Employment Conference

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 Our Partner Kelly Charles-Collins, Esquire Presenting faculty member for: The 8th annual  South Florida’s Premier Labor & Employment Conference Sexual Harassment and Investigations in the #MeToo Movement What is unlawful sexual harassment  – The basics; what impact the #METOO and #TIMESUP movements have had on employee behavior and employee complaints; what cultural shifts businesses need to make in the workplace Presented by Kelly Charles-Collins of Smoak Chistolini & Barnett   Seminar Overview The Trump era is having a seismic impact not…

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SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE WORKPLACE

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By Kelly Charles-Collins, Esquire “It’s all fun and games until somebody loses their job” The use of social media has increased exponentially over the years as a primary means of communication for many people. I remember when all we had was a beeper. Remember you would put in “07734” to spell out “hello.” Or you would stand and “bitch” next to the company water cooler. Yes, I just dated myself; memories. But I digress. Social Media in the workplace is…

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SMOAK, CHISTOLINI & BARNETT PARTNER KELLY CHARLES-COLLINS ELECTED TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

By | Firm News, Labor & Employment, Tampa

Smoak, Chistolini & Barnett “SCB” Partner Kelly Charles-Collins has been elected to the Board of Directors for the PACE Center for Girls in Hillsborough County.   Kelly is a trial attorney with over 19 years of experience representing businesses in employment law matters, and providing day-to-day preventive counseling for employers and training for employees. She also presides as an Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. Kelly is a licensed attorney in Florida, Georgia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.   “Women…

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