HR Florida


Florida State Council Affiliate of SHRM

October 2022

Supporting Employees During a Hurricane

By Katie Navarra

When Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas in August 2017, Jill Koob, SHRM-SCP, was on the front lines of the storm. The owner of Energize HR had 4 feet of water in her family’s home. Luckily, her family had evacuated, but friends and a client were stuck nearby. Koob’s family ended up rescuing them by boat because first responders were overwhelmed.

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HR professionals interested in building specialized knowledge of HR are invited to apply for #SHRMFoundation’s SHRM Specialty Credential Grant! These credentials allow HR professionals to demonstrate targeted competence in several key areas while enhancing credibility among peers and employers. Apply by October 12! For more information, visit

The SHRM Foundation’s Human Resources Registered Apprenticeship Program (HR RAP) wants to expand in Florida!

Are you challenged by finding entry level HR talent? Are you looking to diversify your HR team?
Do you want to reduce turnover? Do you want to invest in talent and have a positive return on
investment? The HR RAP can provide this and more. This 18–24-month program allows
apprentices to have a full-time position and get the on-the-job learning and educational resources
to prepare them to take the exam for the SHRM-CP. Apprenticeship results in better candidates
because they are eager to learn Human Resources while fully involved in your company’s mission
and values. Read More



District 4 Report

Fresh off a remarkably successful Leadership Conference I am happy to report on District #4’s activities this year.   Read More.


11/3/22November Chapter MeetingHosted by SHRM JACKSONVILLELearn More
11/4/2225th Anniversary GalaHosted by VOLUSIA FLAGLER SHRMLearn More
11/9/22Diversity & Inclusion – Joint Chapter Meeting InitiativeHosted by SUNCOAST HRLearn More
11/15/22Monthly Professional Development MeetingHosted by SPACE COAST HRALearn More
11/16/22Monthly Chapter MeetingHosted by VOLUSIA FLAGLER SHRMLearn More
11/17/22Chapter MeetingHosted by HR COLLIERLearn More
11/17/22Career TalkHosted by SHRM JACKSONVILLELearn More
11/17/22HR 101 for the Small Business Owner and Those New to HRHosted by TCHRALearn More
11/18/22Virtual Event in partnership with Jackson LewisHosted by SHRM JACKSONVILLELearn More
11/9/22Chapter MeetingHosted by FL KEYS SHRMLearn More
12/1/22Annual Legal SummitHosted by SHRM JACKSONVILLELearn More
12/2/22Holiday PartyHosted by TCHRALearn More
12/17/22Virtual Event in partnership with HUB InternationalHosted by SHRM JACKSONVILLELearn More

If you are an affiliated chapter within the state of Florida and wish to post an event, please email Layla Bonis at [email protected]


State and Federal Trends Narrowing Enforceability of Employee Restrictive Covenants, Nondisclosure Agreements 

By Lindsay Dennis Swiger, Cate E. Barton, and Jackson Lewis P.C.

Restrictive covenants and nondisclosure agreements are essential tools employers use to protect and maintain confidential business information, customer goodwill, and other reputational and business interests that are often companies’ most significant assets. The legal landscape surrounding both restrictive covenants and nondisclosure agreements has undergone significant changes over the past few years, and it is imperative that employers stay up to date with these changes to comply with state and federal law in order to enforce these agreements and protect their organization’s legitimate business interests.  Read More



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HR Florida Review

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