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Contributed by Laurie Arliss on 08/20/2009
Michael Whelan, an assistant professor of speech communication and legal studies faculty member, has been appointed by the chair of the Florida Public Employees Relations Commission to a two-year term as special magistrate.
Special magistrates are appointed by the commission to conduct hearings over public-sector labor disputes and issue recommendations for resolving the disputes.
Professor Whelan is also a member of three other arbitration panels: the American Arbitration Association Labor Panel, the New York State Employment Relations Board Panel of Arbitrators, and the FINRA Roster of Dispute Resolution Neutrals.