ABOUT THE FIRM

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U.S. News and World Report Badge for Sass Law Firm Best Law Firms Employment Law Individuals Tampa Tier 1 2021

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
  • 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
Martindale-Hubbell badge for AV Preeminent Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence 2021 for Cynthia SassBlack and Gold badge for 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers by Lawdragon for 2020Purple badge for Yvette Everhart rated by Super Lawyers Employment Law FloridaU.S. News and World Report Badge for Sass Law Firm Best Law Firms Employment Law Individuals Tampa Tier 1 2021 Two-toned blue square, divided diagonally, with the top left a lighter shade of blue, and the square has rounded corners, 1st line in the upper left corner in white caps, small print “RATED BY”, 2nd line centered in large white letters with initial caps “Super LawyersÒ”, 3rd line in white letters centered and initial capped “Cynthia N. Sass”, 4th line centered in white letters with initial caps “Employment Law”, below that is a white space with gray letters, centered initial capped “Florida”2 Badges, 1 for Cynthia N Sass and 1 for Sass Law Firm P.A. Recognized by Best Lawyers 2021 on dark blue backgroundSuper Lawyers badge of red square with rounded corners, 1st line in the left upper corner in white letters all caps, small print “RATED BY”, 2nd line centered in large white letters with initial caps “Super Lawyers”, 3rd line in white letters centered and initial capped “Janet E Wise” and under that Employment Law, below the red box is a white space with gray letters, centered and initial capped “Florida”Best Lawyers Badge for Amanda Biondolino Employment Attorney Ones to Watch list 2021
Top Lawyers Winner badge by Tampa Magazine 2020 for Cynthia SassBadge by Expertise for Best Employment Lawyers in Tampa 2020 white background with green and navy blue printOrange and white Badge Cynthia Sass Rated by Super Lawyers Top 50 Women in Florida 2021Badge for Avvo Rating 10.0 Top Attorney Employment Law Icon for Marquis Who's Who in American LawBadge for Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers - Blue and Gold circle with white writing and a blue Lady Justice in the middle circleBadge for Rated by Super Lawyers TOP 50 Tampa Bay CYNTHIA N. SASSLawyer Legion badge recognized for Professional Involvement for 2020Orange and white seal for Lead Counsel Rated *LC*

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Speaking Engagements

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. 

 

 
 

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Publications

AMANDA BIONDOLINO

LAWYER Magazine

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

 

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.

 

 

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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 for 2021, and she continues serving as Co-Chair of the Labor & Employment Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association for the 2020-2021 term.

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