FordHarrison Employment and Labor Law
Every company from the largest multinational corporation to the newest startup, rises or falls based on their ability to recruit and retain talent. The Society of Human Resources Management SHRM, assists human resource professionals in the latest practices and legal precedents to ensure not only compliance, but a thriving work environment. One of the nation’s premier firms specializing in this arena is FordHarrison.
FordHarrison is a national employment and la
bor law firm with over 200 lawyers in 29 offices across the country, including seven offices in Florida – Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Melbourne, Miami, Orlando, Tampa and West Palm Beach. The firm was named Law Firm of the Year in Litigation – Labor & Employment, in the 2017 Edition of “U.S. News & World Report: Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms.”
FordHarrison attorneys understand that employers today operate in a highly regulated, litigious business climate. The firm helps clients minimize the legal risks involved in making employment decisions without compromising business needs. FordHarrison attorneys work with senior management, human resources professionals and in-house counsel to devise strategies to lessen the risks associated with employee claims and ensure
compliance with federal and state labor and employment laws and regulations. An experienced and diverse legal team allows the firm to provide cost-effective, quality service in all areas related to labor and employment law.
Attorneys in the Melbourne office represent and advise public and private employers of all sizes in a variety of industries, including government contractors, hotels and resorts, restaurants, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and state and local governmental bodies and agencies.
FordHarrison has a longstanding relationship with SBSHRM and SCHRA, which are both dedicated to serving and promoting the HR profession in Brevard County. Hament and Wilson will be conducting a mock employment law trial at the upcoming 20th Anniversary Space Coast Human Resources Conference on Thursday, April 19 at the Crown Plaza, 2605 North Highway A1A, Indialantic. Celebrating its 20th year, the full-day conference is a collaboration between SBSHRM and SCHRA and is designed to benefit human resources professionals, business owners, in- house counsel, managers and supervisors. For more information, please visit www.spacecoasthrconference.com.
Andy Hament leads the Melbourne office and is heavily involved in the Brevard business community. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Brevard Health Alliance and is the legislative chair of the South Brevard Society for Human Resource Management (SBSHRM), where he previously served as president. Additionally, Hament has served on the board of directors of the United Way of Brevard County, Easter Seals of Brevard and Bridges, Inc., and is a former member of the board of trustees of Holy Trinity Academy.
Hament has received numerous awards and recognitions for his legal work, including “Best Lawyer’s” Lawyer of the Year for Management (Orlando) in 2017 and Labor Law (Orlando) in 2015. He has also been recognized by “Chambers USA” as one of the Leading Lawyers for Business, and is one of “Super Lawyers” magazine’s Florida Super Lawyers and “Florida Trend” magazine’s Florida Legal Elite.
Another of the partners in the Melbourne office, Louis Wilson specializes in employment litigation and employment law. Wilson is a LEAD Brevard graduate and board member of Aging Matters in Brevard, Space Coast Human Resources Association (SCHRA), and Treasure Coast Human Resource Association in Indian River County. He is also a member of FordHarrison’s Global Legal Services, Healthcare and Restaurant practice groups. He is admitted to the bars in Florida and New York and a qualified solicitor in England and Wales.
20th Anniversary Space Coast Human Resources Conference
WHEN: Thursday, April 19
WHERE: Crown Plaza Oceanfront, 2605
North Highway A1A, Indialantic