Fisher Phillips, a national workplace law firm representing employers, announces the addition of Michael R. Miller as senior counsel and Timothy Tack as partner in the firm’s Tampa office. Miller and Tack are powerhouse attorneys in the Professional Employer Organization (PEO) industry in Florida and across the country and join from Miller Tack & Madson.
“Our clients are increasingly facing industry-specific regulations and laws that require deep knowledge of their business opportunities,” said Roger Quillen, Chairman and Managing Partner of Fisher Phillips. “Mike and Tim are incredible assets to Fisher Phillips’ growing PEO team and we look forward to offering our clients in this space new capabilities to help them through the ever-changing and expanding labyrinth of labor and employment law and regulations.”
For more than 35 years, Miller has been a staunch advocate of the PEO industry. He has written or assisted in writing all of Florida’s employee leasing/PEO legislation governing PEOs. He currently serves as General Counsel to the Florida Association of PEOs and has held that position since the association’s inception in 1986. Miller is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Labor and Employment Law and counsels employers on licensure and disciplinary matters throughout the country, and works with local, state, and federal officials to better understand the nature of PEO/employee leasing arrangements.
In addition to his PEO practice, Miller provides labor and employment counsel to numerous employers in the healthcare industry. As Labor Counsel to the Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) since 1985, an organization that represents over 80% of Florida’s nursing centers, including long-term care and skilled nursing facilities, he will be a key resource for Fisher Phillips’ national Healthcare Industry Team launched earlier this year as a part of the firm’s strategic plan.
Tack is also Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Labor and Employment Law and has been practicing in the state for 25 years. In addition to representing exclusively management clients in a wide variety of labor and employment matters, he also regularly represents PEOs before the Board of Employee Leasing Companies in Florida with respect to licensing and disciplinary matters and assists PEOs with licensing and regulatory matters in other states around the country.
“The deep experience that Mike and Tim bring in assisting PEO clients with compliance and labor and employment representation, coupled with Fisher Phillips’ robust national PEO practice, makes us one of the go-to law firms in the industry,” said John Polson, partner at Fisher Phillips and member of the firm’s Management Committee. “Their arrival greatly expands the scope of services we can provide to our PEO clients in Florida and across the U.S.”
Fisher Phillips’ Tampa office is one of three offices across Florida and represents employers throughout the State. Established in 2005, the firm’s Tampa office celebrates its 15th year in the city. “As we celebrate 15 fantastic years of Fisher Phillips in Tampa, we continue to grow in response to our clients’ needs. By adding powerful attorneys like Mike and Tim, we are uniquely positioned to assist our PEO clients from coast to coast,” said Steve Bernstein, regional managing partner of the Tampa office.
Fisher Phillips’ PEO practice includes attorneys across the country who represent PEOs in litigation, licensing, CPEO certification, tax, benefits, insurance, immigration, start-up consultation, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, compliance, and government relations.
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