Press Releases

October, 2014

October 6, 2014 - John M. Hament and Gail E. Farb of KUNKEL MILLER & HAMENT recently presented “Religious Accommodation:  Balancing the Religion and Work Conflict” at the 2014 HR Florida Conference & Expo held in Orlando, FL.  Kunkel Miller & Hament, with offices in Sarasota, Tampa, Apalachicola and Ft. Myers (satellite), is a labor and employment firm representing employers exclusively in virtually all industries, both private and public sector.

October 15, 2014 - John M. Hament, Jennifer Fowler-Hermes and Lindsey Dunn of Kunkel Miller & Hament recently presented “2014 Labor and Employment Law Update“ to the Sarasota Manatee Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators and other guests in Sarasota.  Kunkel Miller & Hament, with offices in Sarasota, Tampa, Apalachicola and Ft. Myers (satellite), is a labor and employment firm representing employers exclusively in virtually all industries, both private and public sector.


September, 2014

September 15 & 16, 2014 - John M. Hament of KUNKEL MILLER & HAMENT recently presented “New Federal Agency Enforcement Initiatives Effecting PEOs and their Clients” - the latest on NLRB and “joint employer” status; FLSA; Osha; FMLA; and EEOC.  The presentation was given at the NAPEO (National Association of Professional Employer Organizations) 2014 Annual Conference and Marketplace at the Fountainbleau Miami Beach.    Kunkel Miller & Hament, with offices in Sarasota, Tampa, Apalachicola and Ft. Myers (satellite), is a labor and employment firm representing employers exclusively in virtually all industries, both private and public sector.

September 17, 2014 - John M. Hament and Jennifer Fowler-Hermes of Kunkel Miller & Hament recently presented “Employment Law from Start to Finish“ for NBI Seminars in Ft. Myers.  Kunkel Miller & Hament, with offices in Sarasota, Tampa, Apalachicola and Ft. Myers (satellite), is a labor and employment firm representing employers exclusively in virtually all industries, both private and public sector.

September 24, 2014 - John M. Hament and Gail E. Farb of KUNKEL MILLER & HAMENT recently presented “Health Care Employers Sharpen Up” and “Cutting Edge Employment Law Developments” for Districts IV and V of Florida Health Care Association in Tampa, FL.   Kunkel Miller & Hament, with offices in Sarasota, Tampa, Apalachicola and Ft. Myers (satellite), is a labor and employment firm representing employers exclusively in virtually all industries, both private and public sector.


April, 2014

JOHN M. HAMENT, GAIL FARB, NIKHIL N. JOSHI,  MICHAEL R. MILLER, TIM TACK and TORBEN MADSON of  KUNKEL MILLER & HAMENT, were guest speakers at the Florida Association of Professional Employer Organizations (FAPEO) conference on April 9, 2014.  The conference was entitled “Florida PEO Emerging Legal Issues Summit”.  Kunkel Miller & Hament is a labor and employment law firm, with a state-wide practice representing employers.


November, 2013

Kunkel Miller & Hament has been ranked as one of the top five Tampa Bay labor and employment law firms in a survey of local labor and employment attorneys  conducted by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.


October, 2013

JOHN M. HAMENT, JENNIFER FOWLER-HERMES and NIKHIL N. JOSHI of Kunkel Miller & Hament were guest speakers at the Florida Association of City Clerks annual conference on October 10. The topic was "How to Conduct Successful Performance Evaluations". Kunkel Miller & Hament is a labor and employment law firm, with a state-wide practice, representing employers.

JOHN M. HAMENT of Kunkel Miller & Hament was a guest speaker at the Florida Health Care Association’s District VII and XIII joint meeting on October 8.  The topic was “Health Care Employers Sharpen UP – Cutting Edge Employment Developments”.  Kunkel Miller & Hament is a labor and employment law firm, with a state-wide practice, representing employers.


September, 2013

JOHN M. HAMENT and NIKHIL N. JOSHI of Kunkel Miller & Hament were guest speakers at the Sarasota & Manatee Manufacturers' Association dinner meeting on Sept. 18.  The topic was Cutting Edge Employment Law Developments.  Kunkel Miller & Hament is a labor and employment law firm, with a state-wide practice, representing employers only in virtually all industries, both private and public sector.


August, 2013

Michael R. Miller, John M. Hament and Gail E. Farb of KUNKEL MILLER & HAMENT recently presented "Flight #21013: Journey Through the Complex World of Labor and Employment Law" to the Florida Health Care Association 2013 Annual Conference & Trade Show held in Hollywood, FL.  

Kunkel Miller & Hament, with offices in Sarasota, Tampa, Apalachicola and Ft. Myers (satellite), is a labor and employment firm representing employers exclusively in virtually all industries, both private and public sector.


August, 2012

JOHN M. HAMENT of Kunkel Miller & Hament, recently presented a seminar to the Sarasota County Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Assoc. (SCPHC) entitled "Rules, Concepts and Complexities in Wage & Hour Law" and "Potpourri of Hottest and Latest Labor & Employment Law Developments". KUNKEL MILLER & HAMENT, with offices in Sarasota, Tampa, Apalachicola, and Fort Myers, is a labor and employment law firm representing employers only in virtually all industries, both private and public sector.

DANIEL H. KUNKEL was the featured speaker on "LET'S TALK LAW" on August 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm on Sarasota Talk Radio, 106.9 fm or 1220 am, hosted by Attorney Bill Robertson. Mr. Kunkel discussed the legal aspects of employment law from the employer's perspective. Topics included successful compliance methods to avoid litigation, as well as current trends in lawsuits being filed against employers. He also discussed Employment Practices Liability Insurance ("EPLI") which is widely available but not widely purchased, often because employers are unaware that it is out there. Kunkel Miller & Hament, with offices in Sarasota, Tampa, Apalachicola and Ft. Myers (satellite), is a labor and employment law firm representing employers only in virtually all industries, both private and public sector.

MICHAEL R. MILLER, JOHN M. HAMENT and TORBEN S. MADSON
were speakers at the Florida Health Care Association Annual Conference
held in Orlando, FL in July.  Topics included "To Tweet or Not to Tweet –
NLRB Takes Aim at Employee Use of Social Media and Illegal Handbook Policies";
"Protect Your Bottom Line – Guidance on Managing Workers' Comp Liability"; and
"Hottest and Latest Labor and Employment Law Developments


June, 2012

JOHN M. HAMENT and NIKHIL N. JOSHI of Kunkel Miller & Hament recently presented a seminar entitled "Employment Law Update in Florida". The seminar covered changes in employment laws at the state and federal levels.  Kunkel Miller & Hament, with offices in Sarasota, Tampa, Apalachicola and Ft. Myers (satellite), is a labor and employment law firm representing employers only in virtually all industries, both private and public sector. 


May, 2012

JOHN M. HAMENT and GAIL FARB of Kunkel Miller & Hament recently presented a seminar entitled "Advanced Concepts in Wage and Hour Law" for the Sarasota chapter of SHRA.  Kunkel Miller & Hament, with offices in Sarasota, Tampa and Ft. Myers (satellite), is a labor and employment law firm representing employers only in virtually all industries, both private and public sector. 

JOHN M. HAMENT of Kunkel Miller & Hament recently presented a seminar entitled "Advanced Concepts in Wage and Hour Compliance for Medical Practices" for the Health Management Association in Ft. Myers.  Kunkel Miller & Hament, with offices in Sarasota, Tampa and Ft. Myers (satellite), is a labor and employment law firm representing employers only in virtually all industries, both private and public sector. 


September, 2011

Daniel H. Kunkel and John M. Hament recently presented a seminar entitled "2011 Employment Law Update". The seminar was sponsored by ADP and Alltrust Insurance. The seminar covered changes to Florida's unemployment comp law; avoiding retaliation claims; illegal employee handbook policies; legal ramifications of social media internet use by employees.


July, 2011

Jennifer Fowler-Hermes has recently been designated as a Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Court Mediator.  Ms. Fowler-Hermes practices in the Sarasota office.


June, 2011

Daniel H. Kunkel and John M. Hament of Kunkel Miller & Hament, recently presented a seminar entitled "2011 Labor and Employment Law Update" at the Community Foundation of Sarasota. The seminar was sponsored by PayServ Systems, Insignia Investment Services and SMITH. Kunkel Miller & Hament, with offices in Sarasota, Tampa and Ft. Myers (satellite), is a labor and employment law firm representing employers only in virtually all industries, both private and public sector. 


May, 2011

Michael R. Miller and John M. Hament of Kunkel Miller & Hament recently gave a presentation to the members of Professional Administrative Co-Employers (PACE) during their Annual Conference in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia.

The presentation, entitled "HR & Regulatory Issues for 2011," focused on proven strategies to help professional employer organizations (PEOs) avoid employment litigation, and defense tactics to employ once a suit is initiated against the PEO. 

Kunkel Miller & Hament, with offices in Sarasota, Tampa and Fort Myers, is a labor and employment law firm representing employers only in virtually all industries, both private and public sector.  The firm has a well-established nationwide PEO clientele and has been instrumental in PEO defense since the inception of this industry in the mid-1980s.