Practice Areas

The attorneys at Sass Law Firm specialize in litigating and representing employees in a variety of workplace matters from wrongful termination to wage disputes to negotiation of employment contracts. With over 30 years of experience behind us, the Sass Law Firm continues to advocate for employee rights.  If you are experiencing an issue with your employer and are looking for accurate and contemporary legal advice, the attorneys at the Sass Law Firm are here to help.

About the 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 has received numerous other recognitions for her employment law practice.  In 2019, Yvette Everhart became a shareholder in the firm.  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 Member of the Board of Governors 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, two 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
  • […]

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
  • […]
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News & Announcements

CYNTHIA SASS & FOX 13 NEWS

COVID-19 Vaccine Interview

Cynthia Sass was interviewed by Fox 13 News as a legal expert on whether employers can force their employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine.  Check out the entire report at: Legal Experts: Florida Employers Can Require Employees to Get Vaccinated.

YVETTE EVERHART

Virtual Labor & Employment Seminar

Yvette Everhart is honored to co-chair the upcoming virtual Advanced Labor Topics seminar in April 2021, which is hosted annually by the Labor and Employment Law Section of The Florida Bar.

YVETTE EVERHART

American Bar Association

Yvette Everhart virtually presented at the 21st Labor and Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review sponsored by The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and the Labor and Employment Law Section in January 2021.  Ms. Everhart spoke on the procedural law for federal and Florida equal employment opportunity laws for the second time. 

Publications

AMANDA BIONDOLINO

LAWYER Magazine

Amanda Biondolino’s article The First Amendment and Employee Social Media Use was published in the March/April 2021 edition of LAWYER magazine by the Hillsborough County Bar Association.  Are employees’ social media posts protected First Amendment speech?  Find out on Page 41!

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.

YVETTE EVERHART

American Bar Association

Yvette Everhart virtually presented at the 21st Labor and Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review sponsored by The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and the Labor and Employment Law Section in January 2021.  Ms. Everhart spoke on the procedural law for federal and Florida equal employment opportunity laws for the second time. 

Committees

2021-2022

Cynthia Sass is serving as a Member of the Board of Governors of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers for a three-year term starting in 2021.  At the state level, Cynthia remains a member of the Executive Council of the Labor and Employment Law Section of The Florida Bar.  Locally, Ms. Sass is a member of the Lawyers for the Arts Committee of the Tampa Museum of Art and the Hillsborough County Bar Association. 

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 serves 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 Vice President of the Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association and Co-Chair of the Judicial Recognition Committee of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association for 2021, as well as Co-Chair of the Labor & Employment Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association for the 2020-2021 term.

Stay Informed

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EEOC Resources on Workplace Sexual Orientation and Transgender Discrimination

One year after the landmark decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, the EEOC launched a resource page dedicated to sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination (SOGI).  This invaluable resource …

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