Cynthia Sass | CV Resume

CYNTHIA N. SASS

Shareholder Attorney

Sass Law Firm
601 West Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33603
813.251.5599

ADMISSIONS

The Florida Bar, 1987
Florida Supreme Court, 1987
Florida District Courts of Appeal, 1987
United States Supreme Court, 2006
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2005
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1988
United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1991
Federal Mediator / Florida Supreme Court Mediator Circuit Civil, 2002


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Board of Governors Member – The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2021-2023
Editor-in-Chief – Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey,  Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association and Bloomberg, 2021-2022
Employee Co-Chair – Pro Bono and Community Outreach Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2021-2022
Employee Co-Chair– Technology Subcommittee, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2021-2022
Executive Council Member – Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 1998-present
Committee Member – Lawyers for the Arts Committee, Tampa Museum of Art, 2019-present
Fellow – The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2011-present
Committee Member – Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2009-present
Committee Member – Employment-at-Will Subcommittee, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2009-present
Committee Member – Technology Subcommittee, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2009-present
Emeritus Employee Co-Chair – 14th Annual Section Conference Planning Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2019-2020
Committee Member – Annual 11th Circuit Regional Program Planning Committee, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2019-2020
Employee Co-Chair – 13th Annual Section Conference Planning Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2018-2019
Co-Chair – ABA Liaison Subcommittee, Outreach Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2016-2019
Co-Chair – Labor and Employment Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2016-2019
Employee Vice Chair – 12th Annual Section Conference Planning Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2017-2018
Employee Co-Chair – Webinar Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2016-2018
Executive Board Member – Trial & Litigation Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2010-2016
Employee Co-Chair – National Programs Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2014-2016
Florida Supreme Court Appointee – Standard Jury Instruction Committee – Civil Cases, a Special Committee, The Florida Bar, 2010-2015
Chair – Spoliation Subcommittee, Standard Jury Instruction Committee – Civil Cases, a Special Committee, Florida Supreme Court Appointee, The Florida Bar, 2010-2015
Committee Member – Employment Subcommittee, Standard Jury Instruction Committee – Civil Cases, a Special Committee, Florida Supreme Court Appointee, The Florida Bar, 2010-2015
Co-Chair – Annual 11th Circuit Regional Program Planning Committee, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2013-2014
Employee Co-Chair – Technology in the Practice & Workplace Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2009-2012
Participant – Leadership Development Program, Section of Labor and Employment Law Section, American Bar Association, 2009-2012
Committee Member – Negligence Subcommittee, Standard Jury Instruction Committee – Civil Cases, a Special Committee, Florida Supreme Court Appointee, The Florida Bar, 2011
Chair – Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2006-2007
Chair-Elect – Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2005-2006
Legal Education Chair – Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2004-2005
CLE Chair – Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2003-2004
Co-Chair – Judicial Education Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2002-2003
President – Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, 1999-2000
Co-Chair – Individual Rights Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 1999
President-Elect – Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, 1998-1999
Member – Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar
Member – National Employment Lawyers Association
Member – Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
Member – Trial Lawyers Section, The Florida Bar
Member – Federal Bar Association
Member – Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association
Member – Trial & Litigation Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association
Member – Labor and Employment Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association


EDUCATION

Juris Doctor – T. C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, 1987
Bachelor of Arts – Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1984


CAREER EXPERIENCE

Shareholder Attorney – Sass Law Firm, practicing labor and employment law, advocating for employee rights, and representing individuals in workplace disputes involving discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination, whistleblower protection, wage and hour issues, employment contracts and severance agreements, including non-compete provisions and arbitration agreements, 1993-present
Associate – Alley and Alley, Chartered, practicing labor and employment law representing solely management, 1990-1993
Assistant State Attorney – State Attorney of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, prosecuted felony, misdemeanor, juvenile and traffic cases, 1987-1990


HONORS AND AWARDS

Best Law Firms in Employment Law – Individuals – U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers®, 2011-present
Top Lawyers – Voted #1 by Peers listed in Tampa Magazine, 2017-present
Best Lawyer in Employment Law – IndividualsThe Best Lawyers in America®, 2007-present
The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Individually – Martindale-Hubbell, 2005-present
The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Law Firm – Martindale-Hubbell, 2005-present
Top 100 Trial Lawyers – The National Trial Lawyers, 2014-present
Florida Super Lawyers® in Employment Law – Thomson Reuters, 2006-present
The Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers – Martindale-Hubbell, 2011-present
Top 3 Employment Lawyers in Tampa – ThreeBest Rated, 2018-present
Who’s Who in American Law – Marquis Who’s Who®, 2009-present
AV Rated – Martindale-Hubbell, 2005-present
Top Attorney Employment – Superb 10.0 Rating, Avvo, 2006-present
Top 50 Women in Florida – Florida Super Lawyers®, Thomson Reuters, 2008-2014, 2016-2017, 2021
Client Champion Silver – Martindale-Hubbell, 2017, 2021
Top 50 Tampa Bay Attorneys
– Florida Super Lawyers®, Thomson Reuters, 2014, 2021
500 Leading Plaintiff Employment and Civil Rights Lawyers – Lawdragon, 2019-2021
Women in the Law – Labor and Employment – Best Lawyers®, Business Edition, April 2019
Legal Elite in Labor and Employment Law Florida Trend, 2005-2012, 2014-2016, 2018
Lawyer of the Year • Employment Law • Tampa The Best Lawyers in America®, 2017
Clients’ Choice Award – Avvo, 2015-2017
Outstanding Service Award, as Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2006-2007
Outstanding Faculty Member, Employment Law Trial Skills Program – Stetson University College of Law, 2001


PUBLICATIONS

  • Jurisdictional Questions Raised When Remote Workers Reside in Other States and Countries – Labor and Employment Law newsletter, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, Volume 49, No. 3, Fall 2021
  • First Amendment as It Applies to Public Employees – Continuing Legal Education, Florida Department of Health, October 2020
  • Cumulative Supplement to Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Second Edition, Southeastern Regional Editor and Florida Chapter Co-Author – Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, and Bloomberg, November 2019
  • First Amendment in Public Employment – 45th Annual Public Employment Labor Relations Forum, Labor and Employment Law Section and the City, County and Local Government Law Section, The Florida Bar, October 2019
  • Discovery and Deposing the Alleged Harasser and Defense Witnesses:  Plaintiff’s Perspective, Chapter AuthorSexual Harassment and Retaliation:  A Practical Guide for Plaintiff and Defense, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, American Bar Association, April 2019
  • Cumulative Supplement to Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Second Edition, Southeastern Regional Editor and Florida Chapter Co-Author – Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, and Bloomberg BNA, November 2018
  • Where’s the Witness? Preserving Witness Testimony Through Trial – Effectively Litigating Employment Cases from Inception Through Trial, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, September 2018
  • Employee Perspective on Strategic Use of Forensic Experts in Defending Non-Compete, Trade Secret and Business Tort Claims – Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee Midwinter Meeting, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, March 2018
  • Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Second Edition, Southeastern Regional Editor and Florida Chapter Co-Author – Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, and Bloomberg BNA, November 2017
  • Website Accessibility for Individuals with Disabilities Beyond 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, Inc., January 2017
  • Cumulative Supplement to Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Southeastern Regional Editor and Florida Chapter Co-Author – Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, and Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., November 2016
  • Returning to Work:  Fitness-for-Duty Exams and Related Legal Issues – 10th Annual Conference, Labor & Employment Section, American Bar Association, November 2016
  • Is Your Website Compliant? – 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 – 5th 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, Inc., January 2016
  • Hiring and Terminating Employees in the Current Economy – Essentials of Employment Law, Sterling Education, Inc., January 2016
  • Cumulative Supplement to Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Southeastern Regional Editor and Florida Chapter Co-Author – Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, and Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., November 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 – 4th 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, Inc., January 2015
  • Overview of Confidentiality, Non-Compete, and Non-Solicitation Agreements – Hiring and Terminating: The Ins and Outs of Employment Law, Sterling Education, Inc., January 2015
  • Cumulative Supplement to Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Southeastern Regional Editor and Florida Chapter Co-Author – Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, and Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., November 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 Employment Law: Beyond the Basics, Sterling Education, Inc., January 2014
  • Cumulative Supplement to Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Southeastern Regional Editor and Florida Chapter Co-Author – Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, and Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., November 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, Southeastern Regional Editor and Florida Chapter Co-Author – 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 for Building a Book of Business – 5th Annual Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, November 2011
  • EEOC Developments from the Past Year – The Employment Lawyers’ Speech: A Panel Discussion on Significant Cases, NLRB Changes and EEOC/DOL Developments from the Past Year, Labor and Employment Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association, October 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, Inc., 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 – Midyear Meeting, Technology in the Practice and Workplace Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, April 2010
  • Legal Issues Facing Job Seekers – Career Development Seminar, University of Phoenix, April 2010
  • Electronic Spoliation Sanctions: Delete at Your Own Risk for Beachcombing on the Non-Compete Shores: A Primer for Developing Electronic Evidence – Midwinter Meeting, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, March 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 for FMLA Update and 11th Amendment Immunity Creative Lawyering: Winning Strategies in Employment Litigation, 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
  • FLSA/Wage and Hour Basics Compliance – Fundamentals of Employment Law, Sterling Education, Inc., June 2006
  • How 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 magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association, February 2005
  • Harassment and Discrimination Update for the Modern Workplace – Human Resources Law Update, Sterling Education, Inc., 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 Staffing, 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, Professional Business Fraternity, 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 magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association, November 1999
  • Offers of and Demands for Judgment – Tactics and Techniques, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, September 1999
  • Offers of and Demands for Judgment – Tactics and Techniques, 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 (n/k/a Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance), 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 magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association, March 1997
  • Stress and Mental Disorder: New Responsibilities for Employers Under the ADA – Personnel Law Update, Florida Conference, Council on Education in Management, February 1996
  • Taxation of Recoveries Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act After Schleier Lawyer magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association, May 1995
  • Sexual Harassment: Psychological Injury No Longer Necessary to Prove Hostile Work Environment The Checkoff magazine, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 1993

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Preparing for the Next Crisis: Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic – 15th Annual Section Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Beverly Hills, California), November 2021
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) – What Senior Lawyers, Other Lawyers, and Law Firms Should Know About the Protections and Obligations of This Law – Continuing Legal Education, Senior Lawyers Committee, The Florida Bar (Virtual), October 2021
  • First Amendment in Public Employment –Continuing Legal Education, Florida Department of Health (Virtual), October 2020
  • The Intersection of Employment Law and Criminal Law – Joint 4th, 5th and 11th Circuit Regional Program, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (St. Petersburg, Florida), February 2020
  • First Amendment in Public Employment – 45th Annual Public Employment Labor Relations Forum, Labor and Employment Law Section and the City, County and Local Government Law Section, The Florida Bar (Orlando, Florida), October 2019
  • Practicing at the Intersection of Criminal Law and Employment Law: A Panel Discussion Regarding Employees’ and Employers’ Criminal Activity in the Workplace – What employment counsel should consider when representing their clients who are accused of crimes in the workplace, CLE Crossover Luncheon, Labor and Employment Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association (Tampa, Florida), April 2019
  • A View From the Bench: I Wish I Didn’t Know Now What I Didn’t Know Then – 12th Annual Section Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (San Francisco, California), November 2018
  • Where’s the Witness? Preserving Witness Testimony Through Trial – Effectively Litigating Employment Cases from Inception Through Trial, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar (Palm Beach, Florida), September 2018
  • Strategic Use of Forensic Experts in Prosecuting and Defending Non Compete, Trade Secret and Business Tort Claims – Midwinter Meeting, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Clearwater Beach, Florida), March 2018
  • Beyond Employment: ADA Compliance on Social Media and in Your Building – Advanced Labor & Employment Topics 2017, Labor and Employment Law Section and CLE Committee, The Florida Bar (Key West, Florida), April 2017
  • ADA Compliance Issues: What Happens When Websites & Apps are Inaccessible – ADA and Website Accessibility, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar (Live Webinar), February 2017
  • EEO – Procedural – 17th Labor and Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review, Labor and 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, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), January 2017
  • Return to Work Issues – 10th Annual Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, 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 – 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 
  • Most Websites are Not ADA Compliant, Is Yours One of Them? – Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Live Webinar), March 2016
  • ADA/Website Accessibility – 5th 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, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), January 2016
  • Privacy and Today’s Technology in the Workplace – Essentials of Employment Law, Sterling Education, 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, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (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, American Bar Association (Live Webinar), March 2015
  • Settlement Agreements – 4th Annual 11th Circuit Regional Program, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (Coral Gables, Florida), January 2015
  • The Termination Process – Hiring and Terminating: The Ins and Outs of Employment Law, Sterling Education, 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, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), January 2015
  • SOX, OSHA, and Beyond: Litigating Whistleblower Claims at the U.S. Department of Labor – Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association | National Employment Lawyers Association | Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar | Hillsborough County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section (Tampa, Florida), December 2014
  • 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 (Los Cabos, 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 Employment Law: Beyond the Basics, Sterling Education, Inc. (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 – Trial Technology and Ethics, Annual CLE Seminar, Trial and Litigation Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association (Tampa, Florida), May 2013
  • Social Media: The Separation of Work and Play – 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 Beach, 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 – National Business Institute™ (Teleconference), September 2012
  • Non-Competes in the Electronic Workplace: Solicitation in the Age of Social Media – Section of Labor and Employment Law and ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education, American Bar Association (Live Webinar and Teleconference), May 2012
  • Current Issues in Fair Labor Standards Act Litigation – 11th Circuit Regional Program, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (Coral Gables, Florida), February 2012
  • Employment Claims You Should Know About – CLE Luncheon, The Plant City Bar Association (Plant City, Florida), November 2011
  • Building a Book of Business – 5th Annual Section Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Seattle, Washington), November 2011
  • The Employment Lawyers’ Speech: A Panel Discussion on Significant Cases, NLRB Changes and EEOC/DOL Developments from the Past Year – Labor and Employment Section, 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, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), August 2011
  • Shaping Your Client’s Expectations from Intake to Settlement – 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 – National Symposium on Technology in Labor and Employment Law, Technology in the Practice & Workplace Committee, 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, Section of Labor and Employment Law, 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 – Midyear Meeting, Technology in the Practice & Workplace Committee, 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
  • Beachcombing on the Non-Compete Shores: A Primer for
  • Developing Electronic Evidence – Midyear Meeting, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, 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 – Litigation Perspectives from Start to Finish, Winter Conference, 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
  • FMLA and 11th Amendment Immunity – Creative Lawyering: Winning Strategies in Employment Litigation, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association (St. Petersburg, Florida), August 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, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), June 2006
  • Terminating Employees – Fundamentals of Employment Law, Sterling Education, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), June 2006
  • How Do You Value Your Case? – Advanced Labor Topics, Continuing Legal Education Committee and Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar (Ponte Verda 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™ (Tampa, Florida), 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, Inc. (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 Staffing, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), October 2003
  • Employment Laws in Florida – Boardroom Perspectives, May 2003
  • Employment Laws in Florida – Delta Sigma Pi, Professional Business Fraternity (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) – Midwinter Meeting, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, March 2001
  • Mediation and Predispute Resolution and Investigation – Midwinter Meeting, Section of Labor and Employment Law, 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 – Larkin 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
  • 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 – Tactics & Techniques, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, September 1999
  • Restrictive Covenants: Attacking The New Servitude – 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, Council on Education in Management, February 1996
  • New Responsibilities for Understanding Personnel Law – Council on Education in Management, July 1995

Cynthia N. Sass

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