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Charles Caulkins, Managing Partner of Fisher Phillips In Fort Lauderdale, Receives the 2011 Chair's Award from the Florida Chamber of Commerce

10.19.11

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (October 19, 2011) - Charles Caulkins, managing partner of Fisher Phillips' Fort Lauderdale office, was honored by the Florida Chamber of Commerce for his outstanding leadership as a member of the Chamber's Board of Directors. Florida Chamber Chair Allan Bense presented the 2011 Chair's Award to Caulkins in recognition of his tireless dedication to the organization.

The Chair's Award is given annually to honor individuals who go above and beyond what is asked of them and act as unwavering champions of Florida's business community. The award recognizes volunteers who have provided outstanding leadership and given their time and effort to advance the causes of the business community and the Florida Chamber.

"I'm humbled by this recognition," said Caulkins. "Many skilled and committed professionals comprise this board, and it is a pleasure to work closely with all of them to help improve the state's business climate and make a better Florida for everyone."

"I am pleased to present the 2011 Chair's Award to Charley Caulkins for his exemplary leadership and dedication to the Florida Chamber of Commerce throughout the past year," said Allan Bense, Chair of the Florida Chamber's Board of Directors.

Caulkins has served on the Fisher Phillips management committee since 2007 and has been the managing partner of the Fort Lauderdale office for more than 25 years. Since 1977, he has represented employers nationally in labor and employment law matters. This includes advising employers on the development and implementation of preventive labor relations programs to avoid charges and lawsuits, protect trade secrets, and resolve disputes. He regularly counsels employers during union representation elections, decertifications, corporate campaigns, collective bargaining negotiations, strikes, and lockouts. He also handles employment-related litigation and arbitrations before state and federal courts and administrative agencies involving claims of discrimination, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, OSHA and other statutory claims.

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