ABOUT THE FIRM

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Badge for Best Lawyers by U.S. News and World Report Law Firms Employment Law Individuals Tier 1 Tampa 2020 Sass Law Firm

Cynthia Sass founded the firm in 1993, and it continues to thrive due to her unwavering dedication to serving clients with excellence and integrity. Sass Law Firm practices solely in the area of labor and employment law, primarily representing employees from both the private and public sectors. Cynthia Sass is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry for professionalism and ethics and received the designation 2017 Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law – Individuals for Tampa from Best Lawyers®. The firm is recognized at the national level by its inclusion in the U.S. News & World Report listing of Best Law Firms for Employment Law since 2011.

Sass Law Firm boasts award-winning attorneys experienced and recognized in the employment law field, including:  two attorneys Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by The Florida Bar; a Fellow of The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers; three past Presidents of the National Employment Lawyers Association’s Florida Chapter; a past Chair of the Labor & Employment Law Section of The Florida Bar; and several magna cum laude and cum laude graduates. Each attorney was hand-selected based upon her intelligence, legal skills, knowledge of employment law, and a sincere desire to help individuals who have suffered injustice in the workplace.  The firm also has an excellent support staff, including a certified paralegal, three legal assistants, an office manager and case clerks to serve our clients.

in the Workplace

  • Discrimination
  • Defamation
  • FMLA and USERRA
  • Harassment
  • Hostile Work Environment
  • OSHA Violations
  • Retaliation
  • Tortious Interference
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Whistleblower Retaliation

Wage and Hour Issues

  • Equal Pay
  • Unemployment
  • Unfair Labor Practices
  • Unpaid Bonuses
  • Unpaid Commissions
  • Unpaid Overtime
  • Unpaid Wages

EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS

  • Breach of Contract
  • Compensation Agreements
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Employment Agreements
  • Non-Competition Contracts
  • Non-compete Provisions
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Separation Agreements
  • Severance Packages
  • Trade Secret Agreements

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Speaking Engagements

 

JANET WISE
National Employment Lawyers Association

Janet Wise will moderate the Ethics and Sanctions Committee’s panel presentation during the virtual conference presented by the National Employment Lawyers Association in July 2020.  The panel will discuss “social distancing” and “masking” as they pertain to the ethics of attorneys who interview employee-witnesses and also attorney candor to the Court.  It promises to be a lively Zoom discussion and we wish Janet the best in this presentation.

CYNTHIA SASS
  Florida Department of Health 

The Florida Department of Health asked Cynthia Sass and Don Slesnick to present their discussion on First Amendment in Public Employment to the department attorneys in October.  Ms. Sass is honored to co-present these materials to this group of esteemed colleagues.  

 
 

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Publications

CYNTHIA SASS
YVETTE EVERHART

ABA/BNA Employment at Will Supplement

Cynthia Sass will again serve as the Regional Editor for the Southeast states of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia when the American Bar Association and Bloomberg BNA publishes the 2020 Supplement to Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Second Edition.

Additionally, Yvette Everhart and Cynthia Sass will be co-authoring the Florida chapter of the 2020 Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey Supplement.

CYNTHIA SASS

ABA TIPS Book

Cynthia Sass wrote a chapter about Discovery and Deposing the Alleged Harasser and Defense Witnesses:  Plaintiff’s Perspective for a new TIPS book, Sexual Harassment and Retaliation:  A Practical Guide for Plaintiff and Defense, released in April 2019 by the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association.  With sexual harassment and retaliation claims on the rise, the book offers critical background and best practices for attorneys representing both Plaintiff Employees and Defendant Employers to successfully litigate these difficult claims.

AMANDA BIONDOLINO

Whistleblower Article

Amanda Biondolino’s article, Recent Developments in Florida Public Whistleblower Law, was published in the November/December 2019 issue of Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Lawyer magazine.

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Committees

2019-2020

Cynthia Sass is Emeritus Employee Co-Chair for the 14th Annual Section Conference Planning Committee of the Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association in 2020.  Ms. Sass is also serving as a member of the 2020 Annual 11th Circuit Regional Program Planning Committee of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.  At the state level, Cynthia remains a member of the Executive Council of the Labor and Employment Law Section of The Florida Bar.  Locally, Cynthia Sass is a member of the Lawyers for the Arts Committee of the Tampa Museum of Art. 

Yvette Everhart continues as a member of the Executive Council and is Co-Chair of the Website Subcommittee of the Communications Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of The Florida Bar. Ms. Everhart is also a member of its Law School Liaison Committee.

Janet Wise will serve as Chair of the Labor & Employment Law Certification Committee, a Standing Committee of The Florida Bar for the 2020-2021 term.  She also continues to serve on the Advisory Council of the Ethics and Sanctions Committee of the National Employment Lawyers Association.

Amanda Biondolino is serving as Co-Chair of the Labor & Employment Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association for the 2019-2020 term.

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Our shared commitment in pursuing equality in employment and justice for our clients drives our continued success.