Pavese Law Firm’s Christina Harris Schwinn to present on human resources topics at complimentary seminar for Community Association Managers

Christina Harris Schwinn

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn will be presenting a continuing education seminar on human resources topics: “Employee vs. Independent Contractors” and “Managing Workplace Conflict Effectively” for Community Association Managers. The complimentary seminar will take place on April 20 from 8 to 10 a.m. and will include a continental breakfast at the Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers, 12600 University Drive in Fort Myers. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m.

Schwinn’s primary practice areas are employment law, business transactions, community association law and real estate law. Schwinn is an accomplished public speaker and regularly writes articles that have been published both locally and nationally in a variety of publications. Schwinn is available to speak to local businesses and organizations on a variety of employment law topics and she can be reached at 239-336-6228 or christinaschwinn@paveselaw.com.

This seminar qualifies for two hours of continuing education credits for Community Association Managers only. Space is limited and registration in advance is required to attend. To register, please contact Sheila Rash at 239-336-6248.

Pavese Law Firm is a full-service law firm with offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and West Palm Beach. The firm provides a broad range of legal services for individuals, families, small businesses and large corporations. Practice areas include agricultural, banking and finance, bankruptcy, business and taxation, civil litigation, community association, employment, environmental and water, estate planning, probate and trust, family, land use and government, and real estate law. Established in 1949 as a one-person general practice firm, Pavese Law Firm has grown into one of the largest legal practices in Southwest Florida. With a long history of service to Southwest Florida, Pavese Law Firm has played a significant role in the growth of local businesses, communities and major development projects. For more information, visit www.paveselaw.com.

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn to speak at SHRM SWFL lunch meeting March 9

Christina Harris Schwinn

Christina Harris Schwinn, Pavese Law Firm partner and legislative director for SHRM SWFL to speak at the SHRM SWFL lunch meeting on March 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Crowne Plaza, located at 13051 Bell Tower Dr. in Fort Myers. Sponsored by Pavese Law Firm, Ms. Schwinn will provide a Legal and Legislative update on significant employment law cases from 2015, a legislative update regarding pending federal legislation, an update regarding Florida’s 2016 legislative session regarding the employment law bills that passed and did not pass, and an agency round up regarding agency initiatives including the National Labor Relations Board, U.S. Department of Labor and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. SHRM SWFL, an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management, is a group of human resource professionals who come together to discuss issues related to human resource management and find ways to better serve their employers and employees.

Registration for the lunch meeting is $21 for SHRM SWFL members, $25 for non-members and guests and $15 for students. Attendance at the lunch meeting can be used for one recertification credit with the HR Certification Institute and one credit for SHRM Certification. For more information or to register for the lunch meeting, visit www.shrmswfl.wildapricot.org.

Schwinn is available to speak to local businesses and organizations on a variety of employment law topics and she can be reached at 239-336-6228 or christinaschwinn@paveselaw.com. Schwinn’s primary practice areas are employment law, business transactions, community association law and real estate law. Schwinn is an accomplished public speaker and regularly writes articles that have been published both locally and nationally in a variety of publications.

Pavese Law Firm is a full-service law firm with offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and West Palm Beach. The firm provides a broad range of legal services for individuals, families, small businesses and large corporations. Practice areas include agricultural, banking and finance, bankruptcy, business and taxation, civil litigation, community association, employment, environmental and water, estate planning, probate and trust, family, land use and government, and real estate law. Established in 1949 as a one-person general practice firm, Pavese Law Firm has grown into one of the largest legal practices in Southwest Florida. With a long history of service to Southwest Florida, Pavese Law Firm has played a significant role in the growth of local businesses, communities and major development projects. For more information, visit www.paveselaw.com.

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn to speak at Nov. 19 seminar

Christina Harris SchwinnPavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn will present on “Independent Contractors vs. Employees” Nov. 19 at the CFO Breakfast Roundtable – Lee County, hosted by Southwest Florida Chapter of Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). The free event will take place from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at CliftonLarsonAllen, 6810 International Center Blvd. in Fort Myers.

The issue of employee misclassification has become a hot topic recently as the economy has changed, and growing businesses turn away from traditional hiring practices and rely on contract workers. After Uber lost its case in July, the U.S. Department of Labor, the IRS and state workforce agencies have been cracking down on businesses. Schwinn, whose primary practice areas are labor and employment law, will highlight the differences between employees and independent contractors in regards to misclassification of employees, and will discuss the effects of employee compliance on small and mid-sized businesses in the state of Florida.

Register by visiting https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ima-cfo-breakfast-roundtable-lee-tickets-17714228735. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. and the program will take place 8 to 9:30 a.m. For more information, visit the IMA Southwest Florida website at www.swflima.org.

Schwinn is available to speak to local businesses and organizations on a variety of employment law topics and she can be reached at 239-336-6228 or christinaschwinn@paveselaw.com. Schwinn’s primary practice areas are employment law, business transactions, community association law and real estate law. Schwinn is an accomplished public speaker and regularly writes articles that have been published both locally and nationally in a variety of publications.

Pavese Law Firm is a full-service law firm with offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and West Palm Beach. The firm provides a broad range of legal services for individuals, families, small businesses and large corporations. Practice areas include agricultural, banking and finance, bankruptcy, business and taxation, civil litigation, community association, employment, environmental and water, estate planning, probate and trust, family, land use and government, and real estate law. Established in 1949 as a one-person general practice firm, Pavese Law Firm has grown into one of the largest legal practices in Southwest Florida. With a long history of service to Southwest Florida, Pavese Law Firm has played a significant role in the growth of local businesses, communities and major development projects. For more information, visit www.paveselaw.com.

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn to speak at 2015 Hot Topic Seminar June 12

Posted June 1st, 2015 by Priority Marketing and filed in Events

Schwinn_HeadShotPavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn will address employment law updates impacting employers June 12 at the 2015 Hot Topic Seminar, an event featuring local experts in financial management, leadership and organizational development, employment law and social media. The event will be hosted by the Southwest Florida Chapter of Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) and the Naples Paradise Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA). The seminar will take place from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Vasari Country Club, 11250 Via Del Vasari Drive in Bonita Springs.

The event will cover a variety of topics, including an accounting and audit update, the benefit of population forecasts on capital investments, preparation of financial statements, potential financial market impacts, leadership and organizational development, internal controls, a social media update and an employment law update from Schwinn.

The cost to attend is $99 for IMA or AGA members and $115 for non-members. Senior and student discounts are available, along with reduced ticket pricing for half-day attendance. Registration includes a continental breakfast and lunch. The seminar will provide eight Continuing Professional Education hours for CMA, Governmental, CPA and CIA et al.

Register by visiting http://2015hottopicseminar.eventbrite.com. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. and the program is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit the IMA Southwest Florida website at www.swflima.org or contact Heather Mundhenke, Secretary of IMA Southwest Florida, at heathervmundhenke@hotmail.com.

Schwinn is available to speak to local businesses and organizations on a variety of employment law topics and she can be reached at 239-336-6228 or christinaschwinn@paveselaw.com. Schwinn’s primary practice areas are employment law, business transactions, community association law and real estate law. Schwinn is an accomplished public speaker and regularly writes articles that have been published both locally and nationally in a variety of publications.

Pavese Law Firm is a full-service law firm with offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and West Palm Beach. The firm provides a broad range of legal services for individuals, families, small businesses and large corporations. Practice areas include agricultural, banking and finance, bankruptcy, business and taxation, civil litigation, community association, employment, environmental and water, estate planning, probate and trust, family, land use and government, and real estate law. Established in 1949 as a one-person general practice firm, Pavese Law Firm has grown into one of the largest legal practices in Southwest Florida. With a long history of service to Southwest Florida, Pavese Law Firm has played a significant role in the growth of local businesses, communities and major development projects. For more information, visit www.paveselaw.com.

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn discusses legal differences between employees and independent contractors on May 16

Posted May 5th, 2014 by Priority Marketing and filed in Events, Media Relations, News

Schwinn_HeadShotThe distinction between whether an individual is classified as an employee or an independent contractor can affect business owners in a number of ways, including proper tax withholding, workers’ compensation premium and how much control the business can exert over the individual. Misclassification of an individual may result in a number of costly legal consequences. Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn will address the employee versus independent contractor classification issue on Friday, May 16 at the Tri-County Conference which consists of the three local chapter affiliates of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM); HRMA of SWFL (Lee County), CCSHRM (Charlotte County) and HRCollier (Collier County). More than 200 local human resource professionals will be in attendance.

The May 16 Tri-County Conference will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport at 9931 Interstate Commerce Dr. in Fort Myers. To register, visit http://hrmaswfl.shrm.org/tri-county-conference-2014.

Schwinn will provide attendees with what they need to know about employment law related to independent contractors including:

  • the economic realities test analysis that is used to examine independent contractor relations;
  • are you paying workers under the table? Think again!
  • whether written agreements really mean anything in the eyes of the government;
  • changes on the horizon in employment law;
  • costly consequences;
  • potential penalties that may arise as a result of misclassification; and
  • why the law favors the finding of an employment relationship.

Schwinn is available to speak to local businesses and organizations on a variety of employment law topics and she can be reached at 239-336-6228 or christinaschwinn@paveselaw.com.

Schwinn’s primary practice areas are employment law, business transactions, community association law and real estate law. Schwinn is an accomplished public speaker and regularly writes articles that have been published both locally and nationally in a variety of publications.

Pavese Law Firm is a full-service law firm with offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and West Palm Beach. The firm provides a broad range of legal services for individuals, families, small businesses and large corporations. Practice areas include agricultural, banking and finance, bankruptcy, business and taxation, civil litigation, community association, employment, environmental and water, estate planning, probate and trust, family, land use and government, and real estate law. Established in 1949 as a one-person general practice firm, Pavese Law Firm has grown into one of the largest legal practices in Southwest Florida. With a long history of service to Southwest Florida, Pavese Law Firm has played a significant role in the growth of local businesses, communities and major development projects. For more information, visit www.paveselaw.com.

 

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn heads to state capitol to address pending employment legislation

Posted March 17th, 2014 by Priority Marketing and filed in News, Public Relations

Schwinn_HeadShotPavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn has been selected by HRMA of Southwest Florida to represent it at HR Florida’s annual “Day on the Hill” on April 2 and 3 in Tallahassee, Fla. “Day on the Hill” provides representatives from HR Florida and affiliated members of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to meet with elected officials to discuss pending legislation that will impact Florida employers and the employment relationship they have with their employees.

“Day on the Hill provides an opportunity for human resource management professionals to share their experiences and insights regarding human resource issues that are affected when the legislature decides to pass a bill, for example that would prohibit employers from asking about criminal history on an employment,” shared Schwinn.

Schwinn is available to speak to local businesses and organizations on a variety of employment law topics and can be reached at 239-336-6228 or christinaschwinn@paveselaw.com.
Schwinn’s primary practice areas are employment law, business transactions, community association law and real estate law. Schwinn, who joined Pavese Law Firm in 2005, is an accomplished public speaker and regularly writes articles that have been published both locally and nationally in a variety of publications.
Pavese Law Firm is a full-service law firm with offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and West Palm Beach. The firm provides a broad range of legal services for individuals, families, small businesses and large corporations. Practice areas include agricultural, banking and finance, bankruptcy, business and taxation, civil litigation, community association, employment, environmental and water, estate planning, probate and trust, family, land use and government, and real estate law. Established in 1949 as a one-person general practice firm, Pavese Law Firm has grown into one of the largest legal practices in Southwest Florida. With a long history of service to Southwest Florida, Pavese Law Firm has played a significant role in the growth of local businesses, communities and major development projects.

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn share employment law update at Nov. 4 Rotary South meeting

Posted October 28th, 2013 by Priority Marketing and filed in Uncategorized

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Local business leaders will learn about recent developments in employment law from Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn on Monday, Nov. 4. Schwinn’s presentation to Rotary Club of Fort Myers South takes place during their noon lunch meeting at the Crowne Plaza at 13051 Bell Tower Dr. in Fort Myers.

In her presentation titled, “Employment Law Update: What You Should Know About Recent Developments Affecting Employers. Did you know that there is an app for that?” Schwinn will provide attendees with highlights from recent U.S. Supreme Court cases of significance and employee outreach initiatives by the Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to educate employees about their rights under federal law.

Schwinn’s primary practice areas are employment law, business transactions, community association law and real estate law. Schwinn, who joined Pavese Law Firm in 2005, is an accomplished public speaker and regularly writes articles that have been published both locally and nationally in a variety of publications.

Schwinn is available to speak to local businesses and organizations on a variety of employment law topics and can be reached at 239-336-6228 or christinaschwinn@paveselaw.com.

Pavese Law Firm is a full-service law firm with offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and West Palm Beach. The firm provides a broad range of legal services for individuals, families, small businesses and large corporations. Practice areas include agricultural, banking and finance, bankruptcy, business and taxation, civil litigation, community association, employment, environmental and water, estate planning, probate and trust, family, land use and government, and real estate law. Established in 1949 as a one-person general practice firm, Pavese Law Firm has grown into one of the largest legal practices in Southwest Florida. With a long history of service to Southwest Florida, Pavese Law Firm has played a significant role in the growth of local businesses, communities and major development projects.

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn discusses legal differences between employees and independent contractors at July 24 seminar in Sarasota

Christina Harris Schwinn

The distinction between whether an individual is classified as an employee or an independent contractor can affect business owners in a variety of ways, including how employers withhold a variety of taxes. Misclassification of an individual may result in a number of costly legal consequences. To provide more information and answer questions related to employee misclassification and employment laws, Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn will address the employee versus independent contractor classification issue before the Building Managers International’s Southwest Chapter on July 24 at 4 p.m. at Sahib Temple located at 600 N. Beneva Rd. in Sarasota, Fla.

Schwinn will provide attendees with what they need to know about employment law related to independent contractors including:
• the economic realities test analysis that is used to examine independent contractor relations;
• are you paying workers under the table? Think again!
• whether written agreements really mean anything in the eyes of the government;
• changes on the horizon in employment law;
• costly consequences;
• potential penalties that may arise as a result of misclassification; and
• why the law favors the finding of an employment relationship.
The event is sponsored by the Building Managers International and attendees should email their reservation to SouthwestBMI@gmail.com or call 941-426-1433.

Schwinn is available to speak to local businesses and organizations on a variety of employment law topics and she can be reached at 239-336-6228 or christinaschwinn@paveselaw.com.

Schwinn’s primary practice areas are employment law, business transactions, community association law and real estate law. Schwinn is an accomplished public speaker and regularly writes articles that have been published both locally and nationally in a variety of publications.

Pavese Law Firm is a full-service law firm with offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and West Palm Beach. The firm provides a broad range of legal services for individuals, families, small businesses and large corporations. Practice areas include agricultural, banking and finance, bankruptcy, business and taxation, civil litigation, community association, employment, environmental and water, estate planning, probate and trust, family, land use and government, and real estate law. Established in 1949 as a one-person general practice firm, Pavese Law Firm has grown into one of the largest legal practices in Southwest Florida. With a long history of service to Southwest Florida, Pavese Law Firm has played a significant role in the growth of local businesses, communities and major development projects. For more information, visit www.paveselaw.com.

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn appointed to Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida board of directors

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn has been elected to the board of directors for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, Inc. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida provides in-school and after-school programs for students in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties that focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.

Schwinn, who once served as president for the Junior Achievement (JA) “company” established at her high school, now serves as a JA volunteer. For the past few years, Schwinn has taught legal basics to high school students attending the annual JA CEO Academy held in partnership with the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Schwinn will serve a three-year term on the Junior Achievement board which manages the business, property, and affairs of the organization with the responsibility and authority to determine operating policies and practices.

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Inc. provides in-school and after-school programs for students in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties that focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Today, 119 individual area operations reach more than 4.2 million students in the U.S., with an additional 5.7 million students served by operations in 122 other countries worldwide. For more information about Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida visit www.JASWFL.org or contact Anne Frazier at 239-225-2590 or info@jaswfl.org.

Schwinn’s primary practice areas are employment law, business transactions, community association law and real estate law. Schwinn is available to speak to local businesses and organizations on a variety of employment law topics and can be reached at 239-336-6228 or christinaschwinn@paveselaw.com.

Pavese Law Firm is a full-service law firm with offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and West Palm Beach. The firm provides a broad range of legal services for individuals, families, small businesses and large corporations. Practice areas include agricultural, banking and finance, bankruptcy, business and taxation, civil litigation, community association, employment, environmental and water, estate planning, probate and trust, family, land use and government, and real estate law. Established in 1949 as a one-person general practice firm, Pavese Law Firm has grown into one of the largest legal practices in Southwest Florida. With a long history of service to Southwest Florida, Pavese Law Firm has played a significant role in the growth of local businesses, communities and major development projects.

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn to address employment law at June 12 seminar

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn will present on “Employment Law Potpourri – News You Can Use” during a joint seminar sponsored by the Association of Government Accountants and the Institute of Management Accountants on Wednesday, June 12 at 8 a.m. at the Holiday Inn, 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive in Fort Myers.

Schwinn will address what all employers need to know about the National Labor Relations Board and the National Labor Relations Act; Form I-9 audits, compliance, and penalties; the Department of Labor’s misclassification initiative and its agreement with the IRS; and The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013.

Schwinn is available to speak to local businesses and organizations on a variety of employment law topics and she can be reached at 239-336-6228 or christinaschwinn@paveselaw.com.

Schwinn’s primary practice areas are employment law, business transactions, community association law and real estate law. Schwinn is an accomplished public speaker and regularly writes articles that have been published both locally and nationally in a variety of publications.

Pavese Law Firm is a full-service law firm with offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and West Palm Beach. The firm provides a broad range of legal services for individuals, families, small businesses and large corporations. Practice areas include agricultural, banking and finance, bankruptcy, business and taxation, civil litigation, community association, employment, environmental and water, estate planning, probate and trust, family, land use and government, and real estate law. Established in 1949 as a one-person general practice firm, Pavese Law Firm has grown into one of the largest legal practices in Southwest Florida. With a long history of service to Southwest Florida, Pavese Law Firm has played a significant role in the growth of local businesses, communities and major development projects. For more information, visit www.paveselaw.com.