Cynthia N. Sass

About Cynthia

Cynthia N. Sass has been practicing law in Florida over 30 years. She formed the Sass Law Firm in 1993, which has been exclusively focusing on representing public and private sector employees in employment disputes ever since. The mission of her firm is to provide the client with an honest assessment of each case, ensure each client is educated on the options and remedies available to them through the law, and strategizing with the client to accomplish their goals. In doing so, the firm takes an individual approach to each case, advising the client as to the potential results and costs of litigation and other means of resolution of employment disputes. In order to provide her clients with the best service, Ms. Sass makes it a priority to keep current on the trends happening in employment law, changes in rules and agency positions, and the most recent applicable case law.

Cynthia is often asked to write or speak on employment law related topics and she has been the Southeastern Editor of the BNA treatise, Employment at Will, a State by State Survey since 2011. She was an appointed member of the Supreme Court Committee who drafted the current Florida State Standard Jury Instructions on spoliation, private sector whistleblowing and the Florida Civil Rights Act. Cynthia Sass is also a successful litigator, with published opinions, including Eleventh Circuit opinions, against government entities and one of the largest settlements against a county for age discrimination in 2011. Ms. Sass holds various national and regional leadership positions, along with committee appointments, and is an active Federal Mediator/Florida Supreme Court Mediator Circuit Civil.

Cynthia Sass has been honored by various local, state and federal independent sources including being named 2017 Attorney of the Year in Labor & Employment Law for Individuals in Tampa by Best Lawyers and a Super Lawyers Top 50 Women in Florida. The Sass Law Firm has also been nationally recognized as a Best Law Firm • Employment Law • Tampa by U.S. News & World Report since 2011. The various honors she has received accurately reflect Cynthia’s reputation as an attorney, dedication to assisting her clients and high ethical values.

For a full list of Cynthia’s awards, publications, speaking engagement and associations, check out the below categories or click on her CV/Resume.

Accolades

Over the years, Cynthia Sass has received recognition for her abilities from a variety of independent sources, on both national and local levels. For example:

Lawyer of the Year – Employment Law – Individuals – TampaBest Lawyers in America, 2017

Best Law FirmsU.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers, 2011-present

Top 50 Women in FloridaFlorida Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2008-2014, 2016-present

Labor & Employment LawThe Best Lawyers in America, 2006-present

AV Rated on the Bar Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers, IndividuallyMartindale-Hubbell, 2005-present

The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Law FirmMartindale-Hubbell, 2005-present

Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers, 2014-present

Florida Super Lawyer in Employment and Labor LawThomson Reuters, 2006-present

Who’s WhoMarquis Who’s Who in American Law, 2009-present

Top 105 Lawyers in Employment Law Representing IndividualsTampa Magazine, 2017

Client Champion SilverMartindale-Hubbell, 2017

Superb 10.0AVVO rating, 2006-present

Clients’ ChoiceAVVO, 2015-present

Legal Elite in Labor and Employment LawFlorida Trend, 2005-2012, 2014-2016

The Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell, 2011-2014

Top 50 Tampa Bay AttorneysFlorida Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2014

Outstanding Service Award as ChairLabor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2006-2007

Outstanding Faculty Member, Employment Law Trial Skills Program – Stetson University College of Law, 2001

Associations

Cynthia Sass has served the legal community through her work on a variety of committees, including president and chair positions:

Employee Vice ChairAnnual Section Conference Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2017-2018

Co-ChairABA Liaison Committee, Labor and Employment Section, The Florida Bar, 2016-2018

Co-ChairLabor and Employment Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2016-present

FellowThe College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2011-present

Committee MemberEmployment-at-Will Subcommittee, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2009-present

Committee MemberEmployment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2009-present

Executive Council MemberLabor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 1998 – June 30, 2017

MemberTechnology Subcommittee, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2009-present

Executive Committee Member Trial & Litigation Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2010-present

Committee MemberEmployment Law Committee, Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions, 2009-2015

Employee Co-ChairNational Programs Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2014-2015

ChairSpoliation Subcommittee, Employment Law Committee, Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions, 2010-2012

Employee Co-ChairTechnology in the Practice & Workplace Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2009-2012

ParticipantLeadership Development Program, Section of Labor and Employment Law Section, American Bar Association, 2009-2012

ChairLabor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2006-2007

Chair-ElectLabor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2005-2006

Legal Education ChairLabor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2004-2005

CLE ChairLabor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2003-2004

Co-ChairJudicial Education Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2002-2003

PresidentFlorida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, 1999-2000

Co-Chair – Individual Rights Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 1999

President-ElectFlorida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, 1998-1999

MemberLabor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar

MemberNational Employment Lawyers Association

MemberSection of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association

MemberFederal Bar Association

MemberFlorida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association

MemberTrial Lawyers Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association

MemberLabor and Employment Law Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association

Education

Cynthia Sass matriculated from:

Juris DoctorT. C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, 1987

Bachelor of ArtsSmith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1984

Publications

Website Accessibility for Individuals with DisabilitiesBeyond Employment: ADA Compliance on Websites and Physical Access, Advanced labor & Employment Topics, Commission on Disability Rights of the American Bar Association and Labor & Employment Law Section of The Florida Bar, April 2017

Workplace Challenges of Privacy, Social Media and Technology Issues – 16th Annual Employment Law: Rights, Benefits, and Emerging Issues, Sterling Education Services, Inc., January 2017

Returning to Work: Fitness-for-Duty Exams and Elated Legal Issues – 10th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, Labor & Employment Section, American Bar Association, November 2016

Is Your Website Compliant?- slide presentation – Up, Up and Away with Websites and Drones, Celebration: A Century of Service, Risk Management Committee, Florida Realtors, August 2016

Is Your Website Compliant? handout – Up, Up and Away with Websites and Drones, Celebration: A Century of Service, Risk Management Committee, Florida Realtors, August 2016

Website Accessibility for Individuals with Disabilities – Fifth Annual 11th Circuit Regional Program, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, January 2016

Privacy and Today’s Technology in the Workplace – Essentials of Employment Law, Sterling Education Seminars, Inc., January 2016

Hiring and Terminating Employees in the Current Economy – Essentials of Employment Law, Sterling Education Seminars, Inc., January 2016

Cumulative Supplement to Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Southeastern Regional Editor and Florida Co-Author – American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law and Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., 2015

The Basics of Litigating Front Pay, Compensation and Punitive Damages Claims (Plaintiff’s Perspective) – 9th Annual Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, November 2015

To Catch a Thief: Prosecuting, Defending and Insuring Claims for Cyber Espionage – MidWinter Meeting, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, March 2015

Settlement Agreements – Fourth Annual 11th Circuit Regional Program, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, January 2015

The Termination Process – Hiring and Terminating: The Ins and Outs of Employment Law, Sterling Education Seminars, Inc., January 2015

Overview of Confidentiality, Non-Compete, and Non-Solicitation Agreements – Hiring and Terminating: The Ins and Outs of Employment Law, Sterling Education Seminars, Inc., January 2015

Cumulative Supplement to Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Southeastern Regional Editor and Florida Co-Author – American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law and Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., 2014

Social Media, Employer Surveillance and Employee Privacy – Blazing the Trail: Courage | Challenge | Change, Annual Convention, National Employment Lawyers Association, June 2014

A Primer for Workers Compensation Attorneys on Common Employment Claims – Hillsborough County Bar Association, April 2014

BYOD: An Employee’s Perspective – Midwinter Meeting, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, March 2014

Employment Claims You Should Know About – Tampa Bay Paralegal Association, February 2014

Privacy and Social Media in the Workplace – 13th Annual Fundamentals of Employment Law, Sterling Education Seminar, January 2014

Cumulative Supplement to Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Southeastern Regional Editor and Florida Co-Author – American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law and Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., 2013

When and How to Discipline or Discharge – Employee Documentation, Discipline & Discharge, National Business Institute, July 2013

Recruitment/Hiring Documents – Employee Documentation, Discipline & Discharge, National Business Institute, July 2013

Ethical Issues Facing Attorneys in the Age of Technology – Annual CLE Seminar, Trial and Litigation Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association, May 2013

Update on Ethical Issues and Social Media – Midwinter Meeting, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, March 2013

Electronic Dumpster Diving: The Legal Ethics of “TMI” – 6th Annual Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, November 2012

Florida Update: Employment Law – Teleconference, National Business Institute, September 2012

Current Issues in Fair Labor Standards Act Litigation – 11th Circuit Regional Program, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, February 2012

Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Regional Editor Southeast Region – Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, and The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., November 2011

General Practitioners Beware! Employment Claims You Should Know About – Continuing Legal Education Luncheon, The Plant City Bar Association, November 2011

Rainmaking: The Art of Increasing Business for Your Law Firm – 5th Annual Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, November 2011

Valuing a Case – Clear Skies and Smooth Sailing for Employment Law Cases, Summer Conference, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, September 2011

Privacy and Social Media in the Workplace – Employment Law Update: Contemporary Challenges in a Changing Workplace, Sterling Education Services, August 2011

The Rise of the Machines: Discovery and Spoliation Issues in This Age of Technology – Advanced Labor Topics, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, June 2011

10 Biggest Mistakes Employers Make From a Plaintiff Attorney’s Perspective – Emerging Legal Issues: Employment Lawyers and Corporate Counsel Seminar, Hillsborough County Bar Association, March 2011

Up In The Air and Everywhere: E-Discovery Beyond Email, Cloud Computing and Virtual Servers – 4th Annual Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, November 2010

Legal Issues Facing Job Seekers – Real Estate Live Seminar, Greater Association of Realtors, September 2010

Electronic Discovery and Technology-Derived Evidence – Technology in the Practice and Workplace Committee Mid Year Meeting, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, April 2010

Legal Issues Facing Job Seekers – Career Development Seminar, University of Phoenix, April 2010

Change You Can Believe In (Like It or Not!): Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Paycheck Fairness Act, Family and Medical Leave Act Revisions, and Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments – Employment Law Overview for Law Firms and Law Practices, President’s Showcase, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, June 2009

Discharge and Discipline – The Many Facets of Employment Discrimination, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the City of Tampa Division of Community Affairs, August 2008

The Florida Civil Rights Act – Employment Laws Affecting Larger Law Firms, What Every Law Firm and Law Practice Needs to Know About Federal and Florida Employment Laws, Presidential Showcase, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, June 2008

Current Legal Developments Under the FLMA – Employment Laws Affecting Larger Law Firms, What Every Law Firm and Law Practice Needs to Know About Federal and Florida Employment Laws, Presidential Showcase, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, June 2008

Settlement of Employment Cases – Fighting for the Rights of Florida Employees!, Fall Conference, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, October 2007

Drafting Considerations in Employment Settlement Agreements (Plaintiff’s Perspective) – Preparedness in the Changing Environment of Employment Practice, 25th Annual Multi-State Labor and Employment Law Seminar, Tulane University Law School, June 2007

Current Legal Developments Under The FMLA – Plaintiff’s and Defendant’s Perspective – FMLA Update and 11th Amendment Immunity, Summer Conference, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, August 2006

Current Legal Developments Under the FMLA – Plaintiff’s Perspective – Preparedness in the Changing Environment of Employment Practice, 24th Annual Multi-State Labor and Employment Law Seminar, Tulane University Law School, June 2006

Do You Value Your Case? – Advanced Labor Topics, Continuing Legal Education and Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, May 2006

Solving Unique Pay Questions – Wage and Hour Law: Answers to Everyday Questions, National Business Institute, April 2006

The Florida Civil Rights Act – Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Seminar, August 2005

Wage and Hour Law: Compliance Under the New FLSA Overtime Regulations – Overtime: How the New Regulations Affect Your Clients or Your Company in Florida, National Business Institute, February 2005

An Overview of the Fair Labor Standards Act for the Non-Employment Lawyer – LAWYER, Hillsborough County Bar Association, February 2005

Harassment and Discrimination Update for the Modern Workplace – Human Resources Law Update, Sterling Education Services, July 2004

Other Areas of Liability in Employment Discrimination: Age and Gender Discrimination – Fundamental Issues in Florida Human Resources Law, National Business Institute, January 2004

I Can’t Possibly Be a Target – 2nd Annual Conference, WCEA, Inc., October 2003

Sexual Harassment: Employer and Employee Rights and Responsibilities – Fundamental Issues in Florida Human Resources Law, National Business Institute, May 2003

Employment Laws in Florida – Delta Sigma Pi, March 2003

Employment Laws in Florida: Hiring to Firing – Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, December 2002

Sexual Harassment: Employer and Employee Rights and Responsibilities – Fundamental Issues in Florida Human Resources Law, National Business Institute, May 2002

Conducting the Interview – Selecting and Terminating Employees in Florida, National Business Institute, August 2001

Sex, Lies and Other Statutory Violations – Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, February 2001

State Law Claims – Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, December 1999

Department of Labor’s Regulation Requiring Notice Under the Family & Medical Leave Act Held Invalid by the Eleventh Circuit – LAWYER, Hillsborough County Bar Association, November 1999

Offers of and Demands for Judgment – Tactics and Techniques, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, September 1999

Practical Tips and Issues Involved in Employment-Related Settlements From an Employee’s Perspective – Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, September 1999

Employee Hiring: What Are Your Options? – Women’s Symposium, December 1998

The Family and Medical Leave Act and Equal Pay Act Issues – American Society of Women Accountants, March 1998

Practical Tips and Issues Involved in Employment-Related Settlements from an Employee’s Perspective – Claim du Jour: Labor and Employment Law Issues for the Creative Practitioner, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, February 1998

New Traps and Sinkholes in the Florida Civil Rights Act – Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, January 1998

Sex and Pregnancy Discrimination and Family and Medical Leave Act – Florida Legal Assistants, Inc., October 1997

Is Written Notice a Condition Precedent to Bringing a Whistleblower Cause of Action Against A Private Employer? – LAWYER, Hillsborough County Bar Association, March 1997

Stress and Mental Disorder: New Responsibilities for Employers Under the ADA – Council on Education in Management, February 1996

Taxation of Recoveries Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act After Schleier – LAWYER, Hillsborough County Bar Association, May 1995

Sexual Harassment: Psychological Injury No Longer Necessary to Prove Hostile Work Environment – THE CHECKOFF, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 1993

Speaking Engagements

ADA Compliance Issues: What Happens When Websites & Apps are Inaccessible, Panel Member – ADA and Website Accessibility, Labor & Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar (Live Webinar), February 2017

EEO – Procedural – 17th Labor and Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review, Labor & Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar (Kissimmee, Florida), January 2017

Workplace Challenges of Privacy, Social Media and Technology Issues – 16th Annual Employment Law: Rights, Benefits, and Emerging Issues, Sterling Education Services, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), January 2017

Getting and Returning to Work: Fitness for Duty Exams and Related Legal Issues – 10th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, Labor & Employment Section, American Bar Association (Chicago, Illinois), November 2016

Emerging Issue of Website Compliance Under the ADA – Continuing Education Meeting, Sandspur Chapter, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Tampa, Florida), October 2016

Employee Rights in the Workplace, Co-Host – Rights & Repairs, Money Talk 1010 AM Radio (Tampa, Florida), September 2016

Is Your Website Compliant? – Up, Up and Away with Websites and Drones – Celebration: A Century of Service, Risk Management Committee, Florida Realtors (Orlando, Florida), August 2016 – SLIDE PRESENTATION and HANDOUT

Most Websites are Not ADA Compliant, Is Yours One of Them? Moderator – Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Live Webinar), March 2016

ADA/Website Accessibility – Fifth Annual 11th Circuit Regional Program, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (Coral Gables, Florida), January 2016

Hiring and Terminating Employees in the Current Economy – Essentials of Employment Law, Sterling Education Seminars, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), January 2016

Privacy and Today’s Technology in the Workplace – Essentials of Employment Law, Sterling Education Seminars, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), January 2016

Basics of Litigating Front Pay, Compensation and Punitive Damages Claims– 9th Annual Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), November 2015

To Catch a Thief: Prosecuting, Defending and Insuring Claims for Cyber Espionage – MidWinter Meeting, Section of Labor and Employment Law (Naples, Florida), March 2015

Advanced E-Discovery: Database Issues in Employment Cases – Continuing Legal Education Program, Section of Labor and Employment Law, Section of Science & Technology, and Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association (Live Webinar), March 2015

Settlement Agreements – Fourth Annual 11th Circuit Regional Program, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (Miami, Florida), January 2015

The Termination Process – Hiring and Terminating: The Ins and Outs of Employment Law, Sterling Education Seminars, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), January 2015

Overview of Confidentiality, Non-Compete, and Non-Solicitation Agreements – Hiring and Terminating: The Ins and Outs of Employment Law, Sterling Education Seminars, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), January 2015

Social Media, Employer Surveillance and Employee Privacy – Blazing the Trail: Courage | Challenge | Change, Annual Convention, National Employment Lawyers Association (Boston, Massachusetts), June 2014

Workers’ Compensation Attorneys’ Fees for Claimant’s Attorneys and Relevant ERISA and Labor Law Issues – CLE Luncheon, Workers’ Compensation Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association (Tampa, Florida), April 2014

Balancing Interests in a BYOD World – Midwinter Meeting, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Mexico), March 2014

Employment Claims You Should Know About – Seminar Luncheon, Tampa Bay Paralegal Association (Tampa, Florida), February 2014

Privacy and Social Media in the Workplace – 13th Annual Fundamentals of Employment Law, Sterling Education Seminar (Tampa, Florida), January 2014

When and How to Discipline or Discharge – Employee Documentation, Discipline & Discharge, National Business Institute (Live Webinar), July 2013

Recruitment/Hiring Documents – Employee Documentation, Discipline & Discharge, National Business Institute (Live Webinar), July 2013

Ethical Issues Facing Attorneys in the Age of Technology – Annual CLE Seminar, Trial and Litigation Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association (Tampa, Florida), May 2013

Social Media: The Separation of Work and Play, Moderator – National Symposium on Technology in Labor and Employment Law, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Berkeley, California), April 2013

Update on Ethical Issues and Social Media – Midwinter Meeting, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Miami, Florida), March 2013

Electronic Dumpster Diving: The Legal Ethics of “TMI” – 6th Annual Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Atlanta, Georgia), November 2012

Florida Update: Employment Law – Teleconference, National Business Institute, September 2012

Non-Competes in the Electronic Workplace: Solicitation in the Age of Social Media – Live Webinar and Teleconference, Section of Labor and Employment Law and ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education, American Bar Association, May 2012

Current Issues in Fair Labor Standards Act Litigation – 11th Circuit Regional Program, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (Miami, Florida), February 2012

Employment Claims You Should Know About – CLE Luncheon, The Plant City Bar Association (Plant City, Florida), November 2011

Rainmaking: The Art of Increasing Business for Your Law Firm – 5th Annual Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Seattle, Washington), November 2011

11th Circuit and the Supreme Court – Significant Cases, NLRB Changes and EEOC/DOL Developments from the Past Year, Hillsborough County Bar Association (Tampa, Florida), October 2011

Valuing a Case – Clear Skies and Smooth Sailing for Employment Law Cases, Summer Conference, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association (St. Pete Beach, Florida), September 2011

Privacy and Social Media in the Workplace– Employment Law Update: Contemporary Challenges in a Changing Workplace, Sterling Education Services (Tampa, Florida), August 2011

Shaping Your Client’s Expectations from Intake to Settlement, Moderator – 22nd Annual Convention, National Employment Lawyers Association (New Orleans, Louisiana), July 2011

The Rise of the Machines: Discovery and Spoliation Issues in This Age of Technology – 2011 Advanced Labor Topics, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar (Naples, Florida), June 2011

Discovery and Subpoenas for the Next Generation of Workplace Technology, Moderator– Technology in the Practice & Workplace Committee, National Symposium on Technology in Labor and Employment Law, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (New York, New York), April 2011

10 Biggest Mistakes Employers Make From a Plaintiff Attorney’s Perspective– Emerging Legal Issues: Employment Lawyers and Corporate Counsel Seminar, Hillsborough County Bar Association (Tampa, Florida), March 2011

Up In The Air and Everywhere: E-Discovery Beyond Email, Cloud Computing and Virtual Servers– 4th Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference, American Bar Association (Chicago, Illinois), November 2010

Legal Issues Facing Job Seekers– Real Estate Live Seminar, Greater Association of Realtors (Tampa, Florida), September 2010

It’s Not Just Email Anymore: E-Discovery and Technology-Derived Evidence and the Virtual Workplace– Technology in the Practice & Workplace Committee Mid Year Meeting, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (New York, New York), April 2010

Legal Issues Facing Job Seekers– Career Development Seminar, University of Phoenix (Tampa, Florida), April 2010

Electronic Spoliation Sanctions: Delete at Your Own Risk– Employee Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (San Diego, California), March 2010

Beachcombing on the Non-Compete Shores: A Primer for Developing Electronic Evidence– Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Midwinter Meeting, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Coronado, California), March 2010

Case Assessment: Assessing, Valuing and Strategizing When Employment Law Claims Walk Through Your Law Firm Door, Moderator– Winter Conference: Litigation Perspectives from Start to Finish, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association (Lake Buena Vista, Florida), February 2010

Discrimination and Fair Labor Standards Act Claims– Employment Discrimination Law Training Program for Judicial Law Clerks, Federal Judicial Center (Tampa, Florida), October 2009

Change You Can Believe In (Like It or Not!): Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Paycheck Fairness Act, Family and Medical Leave Act Revisions, and Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments– President’s Showcase, 59th Annual Convention, The Florida Bar (Orlando, Florida), June 2009

Discharge and Discipline– The Many Facets of Employment Discrimination, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the City of Tampa Division of Community Affairs (Tampa, Florida), August 2008

Employment Laws Affecting Larger Law Firms: The Florida Civil Rights Act – What Every Law Firm and Law Practice Needs to Know About Federal and Florida Employment Laws, Continuing Legal Education and Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar (Boca Raton, Florida), June 2008

Employment Laws Affecting Larger Law Firms: The Family and Medical Leave Act – What Every Law Firm and Law Practice Needs to Know About Federal and Florida Employment Laws, Continuing Legal Education and Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar (Boca Raton, Florida), June 2008

Settlement of Employment Cases– Fighting for the Rights of Florida Employees!, Fall Conference, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association (Champions Gate, Florida), October 2007

Drafting Considerations in Employment Settlement Agreements (Plaintiff’s Perspective)– Preparedness in the Changing Environment of Employment Practice, 25th Annual Multi-State Labor & Employment Law Seminar, Tulane University Law School (Williamsburg, Virginia), June 2007

Fair Labor Standards Act: Update– HR Fever, Masters Program, 70th Annual Conference, Florida Public Personnel Association (Tampa, Florida), July 2006

Current Legal Developments Under the FMLA: Plaintiff’s and Defendant’s Perspective– FMLA and 11th Amendment Immunity, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association (St. Petersburg, Florida), June 2006

Current Legal Developments Under the FMLA (Plaintiff’s Perspective)– Preparedness in the Changing Environment of Employment Practice, 24th Annual Multi-State Labor & Employment Law Seminar, Tulane University Law School (Orlando, Florida), June 2006

FLSA/Wage and Hour Basics Compliance– Fundamentals of Employment Law, Sterling Education Services (Tampa, Florida), June 2006

Terminating Employees– Fundamentals of Employment Law, Sterling Education Services (Tampa, Florida), June 2006

How Do You Value Your Case?– Continuing Legal Education and Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar (Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida), May 2006

Solving Unique Pay Questions– Wage and Hour Law: Answers to Everyday Questions, National Business Institute (Orlando, Florida), April 2006

Employment Discrimination Law Training Program for Judicial Law Clerks– Federal Judicial Center (Tampa, Florida), January 2006

The Florida Civil Rights Act– Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Seminar (Tampa, Florida), August 2005

Wage and Hour Law: Compliance Under the New FLSA Overtime Regulations– Overtime: How the New Regulations Affect Your Clients or Your Company in Florida, National Business Institute, February 2005

Wage and Hour Compliance Under the New FLSA Overtime Regulations– Suncoast Utilities Contractors Association (Tampa, Florida), February 2005

Arbitration Pros and Cons from the Plaintiff’s Perspective– HR Tampa Fall Expo & Legal Conference (Tampa, Florida), November 2004

Harassment and Discrimination Update for the Modern Workplace– Human Resources Law Update, Sterling Education Services (Tampa, Florida), July 2004

Other Areas of Liability in Employment Discrimination: Age and Gender Discrimination– Fundamental Issues in Florida Human Resources Law, National Business Institute (Tampa, Florida), January 2004

I Can’t Possibly Be a Target– 2nd Annual Conference, WCEA, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), October 2003

Employment Laws in Florida– Boardroom Perspectives, May 2003

Employment Laws in Florida– Delta Sigma Pi (Tampa, Florida), March 2003

Employment Laws in Florida: Hiring to Firing– Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, December 2002

Starting off Right: Client Intake, Case Evaluation and Selection– National Employment Lawyers Association, June 2002

Sexual Harassment: Employer and Employee Rights and Responsibilities– Fundamental Issues in Florida Human Resources Law, National Business Institute, May 2002

Keeping Ahead of the Tidal Wave of Employment Discrimination Issues, Program Chair– –Continuing Legal Education and Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, November 2001

Laying a Good Foundation for Employment Practices– Larkin Contracting, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), November 2001

Wrongful Termination and Common Law Claims– American Bar Association and Stetson University College of Law (St. Petersburg, Florida), October 2001

Conducting the Interview– Selecting and Terminating Employees in Florida, National Business Institute, August 2001

Round Table Discussions – Strategizing Under the Sun, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, August 2001

Employment Law Trial Skills Program – Stetson University College of Law (St. Petersburg, Florida), July 2001

The Pitfalls of Thinking of Clauses as Boilerplate (in non-competition agreements), Moderator– Midwinter Meeting, Labor and Employment Law Section, American Bar Association, March 2001

Mediation and Predispute Resolution and Investigation– Midwinter Meeting, Labor and Employment Law Section, American Bar Association, March 2001

Sex, Lies and Other Statutory Violations– Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, February 2001

Sex, Lies and Other Statutory Violations– Larking Contracting, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), December 2000 and January 2001

Round Table Discussions: Panel Member on Employment Issues– Strategizing Under the Sun, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, September 2000

Round Table Discussion: Panel Member on Employment Issues– Strategizing Under the Sun, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, March 2000

State Law Claims– Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, December 1999

Practical Tips and Issues Involved in Employment-Related Settlements From an Employee’s Perspective– Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, September 1999

Restrictive Covenants: Attacking The New Servitude, Moderator – 10th Annual Convention, National Employment Lawyers Association (New Orleans, Louisiana), July 1999

Employment Law Trial Skills Program– Stetson University College of Law (St. Petersburg, Florida), July 1999

Overview of Employer’s Obligations Under Federal and State Law– Town & Country Chamber of Commerce (Tampa, Florida), May 1999

Discovery Issues– EEO Basics Seminar, American Bar Association, April 1999

Employment Law Trial Skills Program– Stetson University College of Law (St. Petersburg, Florida), March 1999

Employee Hiring: What Are Your Options?– Women’s Symposium, December 1998

The Family Leave Act & Equal Pay Issues– American Society of Women Accountants, March 1998

Issues Involved in Employment-Related Settlement Agreements from the Employee’s and the Employer’s Perspectives– Claim du Jour: Labor and Employment Law Issues for the Creative Practitioner, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, February 1998

New Traps and Sinkholes in the Florida Civil Rights Act– Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, January 1998

Sex and Pregnancy Discrimination and Family and Medical Leave Act – Florida Legal Assistants, Inc., October 1997

Stress and Mental Disorder: New Responsibilities for Employers Under the ADA– Personnel Law Update, Florida Conference, February 1996

New Responsibilities for Understanding Personnel Law– Council on Education in Management, July 1995