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

CYNTHIA SASS
The Florida Bar Public Sector Program

Cynthia Sass will speak as a panelist on the topic of public employees and their right to free speech in October 2019 for a public sector program sponsored by the Labor and Employment Law Section of The Florida Bar.

YVETTE EVERHART
  ABA Labor and Employment Annual Conference

Yvette Everhart will be moderating, as well as participating in, the panel discussion Who is Entitled to Protection from Retaliation? (Fundamentals), at the 13th Annual Section Conference of the Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association this November.

YVETTE EVERHART
  The Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section

Yvette Everhart will moderate a segment on practicing before the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity—Reemployment Assistance, the agency responsible for administering unemployment benefits at the upcoming Practice Before State Labor & Employment Agencies seminar scheduled for March 2020 in Tallahassee.  The seminar is sponsored by the Labor and Employment Law Section of The Florida Bar. Yvette is among several distinguished speakers at this event. 

  

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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 is 2019 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 2019 Employment at Will 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.   

 

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Committees

2019

Cynthia Sass 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, and will serve as Emeritus Employee Co-Chair for the 14th Annual Section Conference Planning Committee 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 Co-Chair of the ABA Liaison Committee 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 remains 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 Vice Chair of the Labor & Employment Law Certification Committee, a Standing Committee of The Florida Bar for the 2019-2020 term.  She also continues to serve on the Advisory Council of the Ethics and Sanctions Committee of the National Employment Lawyers Association.

Amanda Biondolino will serve 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.