Michael Mattimore

Michael Mattimore

Managing Partner, Allen, Norton & Blue, P.A.

Mr. Mattimore is an attorney and a shareholder with the law firm of Allen Norton & Blue. The firm has exclusively practiced labor and employment law, on behalf of management, for over forty-two years. He has practiced with this firm since 1981 except for a four-year term of office (1987-1991) as the Chairman of the Florida Public Employees Relations Commission. In that gubernatorial appointment, confirmed by the Florida Senate, he had oversight of all public sector labor relations in Florida.  Mr. Mattimore served in the capacity of Chairman of the Public Employees Relations Commission under both Governor Martinez and Governor Chiles. Currently, Mr. Mattimore acts as the Chief Labor Negotiator for Governor Rick Scott in the Governor’s role as the public employer for all state employees and as Special Counsel for litigation involving labor issues. He previously served as Special Labor Counsel to Governor Lawton Chiles and as the Chief Labor Negotiator for Governors Jeb Bush and Charlie Crist.

In 1998 Mr. Mattimore was selected by the President of the Senate, Speaker of the House and Governor Chiles to serve as the Co-Chairman of the Workforce 2002 Commission. This Commission explored the means for improving the public sector workforce through the implementation of innovative wage and benefit programs.

Mr. Mattimore is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Circuit Courts for the Fifth, Sixth and Eleventh Circuits and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. He received a Juris Doctorate degree from the Florida State College of Law, a Master degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Miami and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida International University. He studied Administrative Law at St. Edmund’s Hall, Oxford University.

B12. Employment Law Update

Salon 11

This presentation will review the most recent developments in labor and employment law.  Changes in the law will include areas of employment discrimination and harassment, wage and hour, Family Medical Leave, American with Disabilities Act, use of marijuana under state law and labor organizing.  Information will be provided regarding trends in employees attitudes and priorities.

Human Resources