WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (November 6, 2007) — Joseph G. Santoro, a shareholder at Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. in West Palm Beach and co-chair of its Labor and Employment Practice Group, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches.

Santoro concentrates his practice in labor and employment litigation and counseling, including representing companies in employment discrimination disputes about race, religion, national origin, disability and sexual harassment; claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act; private and public whistle-blower claims; minimum wage and overtime claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act; non-competition, confidentiality and trade secret matters; and the representation of management in disputes before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Florida Commission on Human Relations and National Labor Relations Board. Santoro also provides counseling and training services to executive management about employment and labor issues. He is a member of The Florida Bar and is co-chair of the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section.

About Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart

The West Palm Beach office of Gunster Yoakley is Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest full-service law firm.  The firm, established in 1925, offers a broad range of legal services to its impressive client base of businesses, institutions, local governments and prominent individuals.  Gunster Yoakley has offices in Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Palm Beach, Stuart, Vero Beach and West Palm Beach. Gunster Yoakley is home to 130 attorneys and more than 200 dedicated support staff providing counsel to clients through numerous practice groups including corporate, litigation, real estate, and trusts and estates.  For more information, visit, or call (800) 749-1980.


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