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Backpack Build with Education Foundation of Palm Beach County: Gunster Gives Back

In late July, Gunster partnered with the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County to build backpacks to help ensure local Palm Beach County students and teachers have access to essential supplies to engage in fun learning opportunities and develop habits for a successful 2023-24 academic year. The firm understands the constitutive role of a robust […]

Proposed Title IX Athletics Rule: Gender Identity and LGBT+ Athletes

Lia Thomas, the first openly transgender athlete to win an NCAA title, set the internet ablaze last year after winning an NCAA Division I women’s swimming championship. The controversy sparked a conversation regarding gender identity, fairness, and inclusion in school athletics. The athletics conversation is such a hot button issue that when the Department of […]

Key Takeaways from Gunster’s “Future of Work in Florida” Program

On January 19, 2023, Gunster’s Labor & Employment group hosted the “Future of Work in Florida” event, presenting the latest research on practices that high-performing organizations are implementing to attract and retain the best employees. EEOC Commissioner Keith Sonderling and Gunster Shareholder Joe Santoro kicked off the program with an insightful conversation highlighting the post-Pandemic […]

FTC Proposes Rule Banning Non-Compete Agreements Nationwide

On January 5, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed a new rule that would prohibit the use of non-competition agreements nationwide. Employers commonly require employees to sign non-competes that prohibit an employee from working for a competitor within a particular geographic area for a specified time period after their employment ends.  The FTC estimates that […]

Drastic Proposed Changes in Title IX Regulations for Educational Institutions – Public Comment Period Ends September 12, 2022

On July 12, 2022, the Department of Education issued a notice of proposed rulemaking for the Title IX regulations. This means that the Department is proposing amendments to the regulations that address sex discrimination in educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance, including many private schools.   The proposed regulations would drastically change some of […]

Miya’s Law – The New Law on Apartments in Florida

Landlords of multi-family apartment buildings in Florida now have new legal obligations under “Miya’s Law.” The law, Senate Bill 898, creates a new Florida statute requiring landlords to conduct background screening on employees and develop policies governing the possession of keys. The law was passed in response to the tragic murder of Miya Marcano, an […]

Gunster Participates in “Pathways to the Bench – the Judicial Appointment Process” Program

On April 28, 2022, Gunster attorneys Joe Jacquot and Asghar Syed led a panel discussion on Florida’s judicial appointment process, hosted by the Jacksonville Bar Association and the Jacksonville Chamber of the Federalist Society. The program aimed to dispel myths regarding the JNC and Governor’s appointment approach, share practical tips and details of the process, […]

Top Title IX Takeaways from 2021

The 2020 Title IX final regulations were a complex and novel addition to the education landscape. Educational institutions worked quickly–during a global pandemic–to bring their policies and procedures into compliance with the new regulations. In retrospect, the 2020-2021 year provided several lessons that institutions can use to limit their exposure to liability under Title IX: […]

Gunster Holds Inaugural “Listening to Leaders” Program Featuring Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings

On November 3, 2021, Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, held the inaugural “Listening to Leaders” program featuring Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings. Derek E. Bruce, Gunster Orlando office managing shareholder, and Ronald A. Brisé, who chairs the firm’s Government Affairs & Lobbying practice, hosted the program. Mayor Demings’ […]


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