ABOUT THE FIRM

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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 their 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, 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

AMANDA BIONDOLINO
  Advanced Labor Topics 2019

Amanda Biondolino will present Service Animals in the Workplace at the upcoming Advanced Labor Topics seminar in Jupiter, Florida on April 12, 2019.  Ms. Biondolino will speak about the developing law on this topic, including what exactly is considered a service animal, if emotional support animals are covered under the ADA, and the best and worst ways to handle animal accommodation requests.  This is an annual event sponsored by the Labor and Employment Law Section of The Florida Bar.

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Publications

CYNTHIA SASS
ABA TIPS BOOK

Cynthia Sass wrote Chapter 11 for a soon to be released TIPS book by the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association.  The title is Gender Harassment and Retaliation in the Workplace and Ms. Sass’s chapter is Discovery and Deposing the Alleged Harasser and Defense Witnesses:  Plaintiff’s Perspective.  The American Bar Association will publish the book in May 2019 and we hope to provide an excerpt at that time.

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Committees

2019

Cynthia Sass is Program Co-Chair for Advanced Labor Topics 2019 seminar this April, sponsored by the Labor and Employment Law Section of The Florida Bar.  Ms. Sass is serving again as Co-Chair of the Labor & Employment Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association.  She is the Employee Co-Chair of the 13th Annual Section Conference Planning Committee for the Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association, as well as remaining Co-Chair for the ABA Liaison Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of The Florida Bar

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

Janet Wise is finishing out her term this year as a member of the Labor & Employment Law Certification Committee, a Standing Committee of The Florida Bar.  Ms. Wise also continues to serve on the Governance Committee of the National Employment Lawyers Association.

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