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Overview

Glenn Rissman is a Shareholder in the Labor & Employment Department. Glenn's practice focuses on employment law, immigration, and accessibility. Glenn regularly represents clients in a wide variety of matters arising under Title VII, Section 1981, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, WARN Act, FLSA, ERISA, and the Florida Civil Rights Act. He also advises employers regarding hiring, termination, and discipline of employees; compliance with federal, state, and local discrimination laws and wage and hour issues; sexual harassment matters; I-9 compliance and unauthorized employment; and mass layoffs and plant closings.

Glenn also practices in the area of employment-based immigration and naturalization. He represents employers and investors seeking temporary visas and permanent residence for employees and has successfully obtained non-immigrant visas (H-1B, L-1, TN, O, P, E) for employers in industries such as retail, hospitality, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing. Glenn counsels clients regarding I-9 compliance, audits and inspections. 

Glenn also defends and advises institutions on public accessibility for persons with disabilities. Glenn has defended dozens of public accessibility lawsuits brought under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Glenn is a frequent speaker on employment issues and is a regular contributor to Belabor the Point, Stearns Weaver Miller’s award-winning labor & employment law blog.

Representative Experience

  • Obtained summary judgment (affirmed on appeal) for financial institution in age, disability and FMLA action with multimillion dollar exposure.
  • Obtained defense verdict for prominent retailer on national origin discrimination claim.
  • Obtained defense verdict for national bank on public accessibility claims arising under federal and state law.
  • Obtained L-1 blanket petition for Miami-based multinational to ease the transfer of overseas managers and executives.
  • Obtained alien of extraordinary ability status for musicians, dancers, dance teachers, business people, IT personnel and chefs. 
  • Regularly conducts in-house training on I-9 compliance, sexual harassment and other topical issues impacting the workplace.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Harid Conservatory of Music, Inc. – Member, Board of Trustees
  • Spanish River Community High School Foundation – Member, Board of Directors

Recognition

  • Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite, selected for inclusion, 2005-2006, 2008 and 2011

Publications & Presentations

Publications: Just Who is Using All those H-1B Visas?
BeLabor The Point Blog|March 2017

Publications: Employer’s Honest Mistake Bests FMLA Retaliation Claim
BeLabor The Point Blog|February 2017

Events: Hot Topics in Employment Law
Florida Institute of CPAs - Palm Beach Chapter |February 2017

Publications: Warnings for Your Company Holiday Party
BeLabor The Point Blog|December 2016

Publications: Form I-9 Alert: New Rule Will Automatically Extend Expiring EAD
BeLabor The Point Blog|November 2016

Publications: USCIS Releases New Form I-9
BeLabor The Point Blog|November 2016

Publications: Employers Can Use Current Form I-9 until January 21, 2017
BeLabor The Point Blog|October 2016

Publications: Sixteen Years after Hurricane Mitch – Extended Work Authorization
BeLabor the Point Blog|July 2016

Events: Figuring Out the Immigration Alphabet
Stearns Weaver Miller's 26th Annual Labor and Employment Law Seminar|May 2016

Events: 10 Ways to Curb Intermittent FMLA Leave Abuse
Stearns Weaver Miller’s 25th Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar |May 2016

Publications: New OPT Rule for STEM Grads – Some Good, Some not so Good?
BeLabor the Point Blog |March 2016

Publications: Boozing it up at the Company Holiday Party
BeLabor the Point Blog |December 2015

Publications: USCIS Again Extends TPS for Haitian Nationals
BeLabor the Point Blog |August 2015

Publications: The FLSA Makes Strange Bedfellows: Strippers, Interns, and Minor Leaguers
BeLabor the Point Blog |July 2015

Publications: Remind Us Not to Post On Moving Targets!
BeLabor the Point Blog |March 2015

Publications: H-2B Update
BeLabor the Point Blog |March 2015

Publications: Unskilled, Temporary Worker Program Suspended: Seasonal Employment At Risk
BeLabor the Point Blog |March 2015

Publications: USCIS Extends Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador
BeLabor the Point Blog |January 2015

Publications: Florida’s Minimum Wage Set to Increase to $8.05 per Hour on January 1, 2015
BeLabor the Point Blog |December 2014

Publications: Executive Action: HR Headache on the Horizon?
BeLabor the Point Blog |November 2014

Publications: USCIS Extends Temporary Protected Status for Honduras and Nicaragua
BeLabor the Point Blog |October 2014

Publications: Immigration – Vegas Style!
BeLabor the Point Blog |October 2014

Publications: Does Data Mining Tip the Balance Against E-Verify?
BeLabor the Point Blog |September 2014

Publications: New Florida Law on Data Security Breaches
BeLabor the Point Blog |July 2014

Publications: And the Beat Goes On (at the NLRB)
BeLabor the Point Blog |May 2014

Events: Employment Law Update
Florida Institute of CPAs (FICPA), Palm Beach Chapter Seminar|May 2014

Events: Avoiding Hazards On the Course, Understanding Immigration Options Before Extending An Offer of Employment
Stearns Weaver Miller’s 24th Annual Labor and Employment Law Seminar|May 2014

Publications: Is the Job Market Improving? For Some Folks, Yes
BeLabor the Point Blog |April 2014

Publications: USCIS Again Extends TPS for Haitian Nationals
BeLabor the Point Blog |March 2014

Events: But We Do Not Have a Union – How the NLRB is Impacting Non-Union Workplaces
Stearns Weaver Miller Labor & Employment Breakfast Series|January 2014

Publications: NLRB Posting – Dead For Now
BeLabor the Point Blog |January 2014

Publications: The Legal Reference Guide for Private Clubs: Employment Law
National Club Association|January 2014

Events: Snoops – Cybervetting and Monitoring Employees’ Activities Electronically From Hiring Through Termination
Stearns Weaver Miller Labor & Employment Breakfast Series|November 2013

Publications: Florida’s Minimum Wage Set to Increase to $7.93 per Hour on January 1, 2014
BeLabor the Point Blog |October 2013

Publications: E-Verify Up and Running
BeLabor the Point Blog |October 2013

Publications: Hand Scanning and Religious Discrimination
BeLabor the Point Blog |September 2013

Publications: DOJ Advises Against Employer Pre-Populating Section 1 of Form I-9
BeLabor the Point Blog |September 2013

Events: Workplace Violence: Threats, Guns and Florida’s Domestic Violence Leave Law
Stearns Weaver Miller Labor & Employment Breakfast Series|September 2013

Publications: NLRB Fashion Police – First Prison Stripes, Now Slave Shirts
BeLabor the Point Blog |August 2013

Publications: A Supervisor’s Knowledge and Liability under OSHA
BeLabor the Point Blog |July 2013

Publications: Uggh – Humidity, Heat and Hurricanes
BeLabor the Point Blog |June 2013

Publications: Form I-9 Tips from USCIS and ICE
BeLabor the Point Blog |June 2013

Publications: DHS Extends Temporary Protected Status for Eligible Salvadorans
BeLabor the Point Blog |June 2013

Publications: FLSA and Mootness: The Court Punts and Kagan Throws a Stiff Arm
BeLabor the Point Blog |April 2013

Publications: Immigration and Employment Verification – Quick Hits
BeLabor the Point Blog |April 2013

Publications: New Form I-9 Effective March 8, 2013
BeLabor the Point Blog |March 2013

Publications: Eleventh Circuit Holds Liquidated Damages Discretionary For FLSA Retaliation
BeLabor the Point Blog |February 2013

Publications: Be Mindful Who is Included in Your Tip Pool – FLSA Lawsuits are Lurking
BeLabor the Point Blog |February 2013

Publications: Eleventh Circuit Rules on Breastfeeding Breaks under the FLSA
BeLabor the Point Blog |January 2013

Publications: Florida Employment Law Manual
Florida Chamber of Commerce|January 2013

Events: GINA – New to the Dance but Don’t Forget Her in the Corner
Stearns Weaver Miller Labor & Employment Breakfast Series|November 2012

Publications: Florida’s Minimum Wage Set to Increase to $7.79 per Hour on January 1, 2013
BeLabor the Point Blog |October 2012

Publications: NLRB Nixes Costco Social Media Policy
BeLabor the Point Blog |October 2012

Events: The ADAAA: Everyone is “Disabled” – What Now?
Stearns Weaver Miller Labor & Employment Breakfast Series|August 2012

Publications: Employers Should Continue To Use Expiring Form I-9 After August 31, 2012
BeLabor the Point Blog |August 2012

Publications: Appeals Court Upholds NLRB Decision on Contractor Handbilling
BeLabor the Point Blog |May 2012

Publications: D.C. Court Puts a Hold on NLRB Posting Requirement
BeLabor the Point Blog |April 2012

Publications: NLRB Continues its Attack on Overly Broad Social Media Policies
BeLabor the Point Blog |April 2012

Events: The FMLA: Frankly, My Least Admired Employment Statute
April 2012

Publications: Title VII Retaliation Does Not Cover Complaints About Investigatory Process
BeLabor the Point Blog |March 2012

Events: The FLSA - The Lawsuits Keep Coming – Tips to Minimize Exposure
Stearns Weaver Miller Labor & Employment Breakfast Series|January 2012

Publications: DHS Extends Temporary Protected Status for Certain El Salvadorans
BeLabor the Point Blog |January 2012

Publications: The NLRB, Again, Postpones Notice-Posting Rule Until April 30, 2012
BeLabor the Point Blog |December 2011

Publications: Love That Tender: Mooting an FLSA Action
BeLabor the Point Blog |November 2011

Publications: USCIS Extends Temporary Protected Status for Honduras and Nicaragua
BeLabor the Point Blog |November 2011

Events: Tying Up Loose Ends: Handling an Employee's Termination...Properly
Stearns Weaver Miller Labor & Employment Breakfast Series|November 2011

Publications: New Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) On The Way From USCIS
BeLabor the Point Blog |October 2011

Publications: Florida’s Minimum Wage Set to Increase to $7.67 per Hour on January 1, 2012
BeLabor the Point Blog |October 2011

Publications: NLRB Postpones Notice-Posting Rule Until January 31, 2012
BeLabor the Point Blog |October 2011

Publications: Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery Starts October 4
BeLabor the Point Blog |September 2011

Publications: Was Dionne The FLSA Magic Bullet We Thought?
BeLabor the Point Blog |September 2011

Publications: Cutting of H-1B Employees’ Salary Costs Employer More Than a $1 Million
BeLabor the Point Blog |September 2011

Events: The Pen Is Mightier: A How-To on Keeping Accurate Employee Records
Stearns Weaver Miller Labor & Employment Breakfast Series|September 2011

Publications: May Change Conforms Florida E-Verify To Federal Standard
BeLabor the Point Blog |September 2011

Publications: Polygraphing Employees – A Recent Eleventh Circuit Case Serves as a Refresher
BeLabor the Point Blog |September 2011

Publications: What do OSHA and Oprah have in Common?
BeLabor the Point Blog |July 2011

Publications: Changes to the Fair Credit Reporting Act Take Effect July 21
BeLabor the Point Blog |July 2011

Publications: Nine Questions HR Directors Ask About Form I-9
BeLabor the Point Blog |June 2011

Events: I9 and E-Verify: Updates and Compliance Workshop
Greater Miami Society for Human Resource Management |May 2011

Events: The Brave New World of Immigration Enforcement: The Focus on Employers
Seminar Stearns Weaver Miller’s 21st Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar|May 2011

Events: Don't "Leave" it to Chance: Accommodating Both the Employer and the Employee
Stearns Weaver Miller Labor & Employment Breakfast Series|April 2011

Events: The ABC's of Hiring: A Win-Win for Employers and Employees
Stearns Weaver Miller Labor & Employment Breakfast Series|January 2011

Events: The Big Picture: Reevaluating Your Workforce
Stearns Weaver Miller Labor & Employment Breakfast Series|October 2010

Events: Talkin' 'Bout Our Generations: Bridging the Generational Gap and Adapting to the Digital Workplace
Stearns Weaver Miller Labor & Employment Breakfast Series|June 2010

Events: Is There A Coming Immigration Revolution?
Stearns Weaver Miller’s 20th Annual Labor and Employment Law Seminar|May 2010

Events: HR Insights 2010-The Conference Not Just for HR Professionals
Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce |April 2010

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