In this podcast episode, Gregory Hearing, speaks about the lessons learned and applied from the COVID-19 pandemic. Gregory discusses the macro impacts of COVID-19 on the US workforce, including unemployment, injuries and illnesses among healthcare employees, and the rise of telework. He also delves into labor and employment law issues, such as federal guidance, vaccine and mask mandates, and teleworking policies. He emphasizes the importance of staying updated on guidance and preparing for future emergencies.
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Gregory A. Hearing
Shareholder, GrayRobinson, P.A.
Gregory is a shareholder with GrayRobinson, P.A.. He has practiced management labor
and employment law for his entire career. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of the
South where he graduated magna cum laude in 1986 and currently serves on its Board of Trustees. He
received his law degree from the Florida State University College of Law cum laude in 1989, where
he served on the Florida State University Law Review. He is a member of the American Bar
Association, The Florida Bar, and the Hillsborough County Bar Association. He chaired the
Hillsborough County Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section in 1997-1998, and chaired
The Florida Bar Practice Management and Development Section in 1998-2000. He has served on the
Executive Council of the Labor and Employment Law Section of The Florida Bar since 2001
culminating as its Chair in 2011-2012. He has been Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law
by The Florida Bar since the inception of board certification for labor and employment law by The
Florida Bar and has previously served as Chair of the Committee for Board Certification in labor and
employment law for The Florida Bar. He also has been Board Certified in Civil Trial by The Florida
Bar since 2007. He became Board Certified in Education Law by The Florida Bar in 2012. He has
achieved an “AV” rating in the Martindale-Hubbell legal directory, has been recognized as one of
Florida’s “Legal Elite” by Florida Trend magazine and is listed in the publication The Best Lawyers in
America. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and
Southern Districts of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and U.S. Supreme
Court. He was inducted as a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in 2012 and
was appointed by the Florida Supreme Court to a five year term as a Member of the Florida Board of
Bar Examiners and served as its Vice-Chair and Chair in 2014, 2015 and 2016. He is a frequent
lecturer and has authored many papers on labor and employment related topics.
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