TAMPA, FL – For the third year in a row, Shumaker Partner Chris Cavaliere will serve as a judge for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Better Workplaces Challenge Cup, which identifies both tech startups and Human Resources (HR) practitioners solving critical workplace challenges.
“The Challenge Cup is like an HR version of the TV show ‘Shark Tank,’” said Chris. “Entrepreneurs in the HR space pitch their innovative business concepts to a panel of judges to secure funding. I am honored and thrilled to be asked to serve as a judge again for this competition.”
Beginning February 21, there will be three rounds of competition that conclude with a $50,000 cash prize, investment opportunities, and media coverage. More information about the Challenge Cup can be found here.
Chris helps businesses prevent and resolve legal disputes, particularly those with their own employees. Focusing on labor and employment law, he assists both large and small employers with HR and employment issues relating to hiring and firing, background checks, employee handbooks, compensation, overtime, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, unpaid wages, non-competition agreements, non-solicitation agreements, confidentiality agreements, and more. With an appreciation for the specific business needs of his clients, Chris helps ensure compliance with federal and state employment laws.
Chris also regularly represents clients before state and federal administrative agencies and courts. Having a strong background as a litigator and trial attorney, Chris prepares each case with an eye toward trial and fearlessly advocates for his clients.