Kathryn S. Piscitelli

Kathryn Piscitelli Attorney at Sass Law Firm

Kathryn S. Piscitelli
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                            Symbol of Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Labor & Employment Law 

 Kathryn Piscitelli Florida Super Lawyers Employment Law

Kathryn Piscitelli brings over 40 years of knowledge and experience in labor and employment law to our firm. Ms. Piscitelli’s litigation experience is wide-ranging, including cases involving claims of race discrimination, sex discrimination, disability discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation for whistleblowing, and violations of veterans’ and servicemembers’ job rights. She is board certified by the Florida Bar in labor and employment law. Ms. Piscitelli is a past Chair of the Florida Bar’s Labor and Employment Law Certification Committee. She is an active member of the national and Florida chapters of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and has served on the executive board of Florida NELA. Ms. Piscitelli was selected to the Florida Super Lawyers list 2012-2024.

Ms. Piscitelli has taken a special interest in the civilian job rights of veterans and servicemembers under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act—best known as USERRA. She is the co-author (with Edward Still) of a treatise on USERRA, The USERRA Manual: Uniformed Services Employment & Reemployment Rights (Thomson Reuters 2024) (and all prior editions). The book was first published in 2008, and a new edition has been published annually since then. Ms. Piscitelli has served as a USERRA advisor to NELA and worked on legislation to improve the rights of veterans and servicemembers under USERRA. In 2004, Ms. Piscitelli chaired a NELA task force that submitted comments to the Department of Labor on then-proposed USERRA regulations. She has spoken on USERRA at numerous continuing legal education programs, including seminars sponsored by the Florida Bar, the American Bar Association, NELA, and the American Association for Justice.

For a full list of Kathryn’s awards, publications, speaking engagements, associations and committees, check out the below categories or her Resume CV.

Kathryn S. Piscitelli has received the below recognition:

Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law – The Florida Bar, 2001-present

Florida Super Lawyers® in Employment Law for Employees – Thomson Reuters, 2012-present

American Bar Foundation Fellow – 2023-present

Top Attorney Superb 10.0 Rating – Avvo, 2013-present

Christermon Foundation Scholarship Recipient, University of California at Berkeley

LULAC Scholarship Recipient, University of California at Berkeley

Kathryn S. Piscitelli is admitted to the following:

The Florida Bar, 1983

Supreme Court of the United States, 2010

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2016

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2015

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1999

United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 1984

United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2014

Adria Lynn is a member of:

Board Member – National Employment Lawyers Association, 2023-present

Board Member – Michael R.N. McDonnell (f/k/a Thomas S. Biggs) American Inn of Court, 2007-present

Board Member Appointment – Florida Legal Services, Inc., 2014-2016

President – Michael R.N. McDonnell (f/k/a Thomas S. Biggs) American Inn of Court, 2012-2013

Member– Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association

Chair– EEOC Liaison Committee, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, 2013

Board Member – Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, 2006-2013

President– Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, 2009-2010

Kathryn S. Piscitelli attended:

Juris Doctor–Duquesne University School of Law, Duquesne University, 1983

Master of Arts (History) –University of Pittsburgh, 1977

Bachelor of Science (Education) – Northern Illinois University, 1975

The materials linked below are being made available for informational purposes only and are not to be relied upon as legal advice.

The USERRA Manual: Uniformed Services Employment & Reemployment Rights (Thomson Reuters 2024) (co-author with Edward Still) (also co-author of all previous editions). 

USERRA 2010 Amendments Overrule 11th Circuit Decision on Successor Liability, The Checkoff (Fla. Bar Labor & Employment Section), Jan. 2011, at 2 (author).

Amendment Bars Application of Time Limits to USERRA Claims, The Checkoff (Fla. Bar Labor & Employment Section), July 2009, at 4 (author).

Job Rights of Employees Who Serve in the Military, ATLA Emp. Rts. Sec. Newsl., Spring 2006 (co-author).

CCH Labor Law Reports, author of “Reemployment Rights of Veterans” division of reporter (CCH 1997).

Seminole Tribe of Florida v. Florida: Can State Employees Still Sue in Federal Court?, 47 Lab. L.J. 210 (1996) (author).

1996 Guide to Fair Employment Practices (CCH 1996) (revision author).

Veterans’ Employment Rights: Keeping in Step with USERRA’s Legion of Changes, 46 Lab. L.J. 387 (1995) (author).

Sexual Harassment Manual for Managers and Supervisors (CCH 1995) (co-author with Paul Gibson).

New Law Sounds Reveille for Veterans’ Employment Rights, Lab. L. Rep. Insight (CCH), October 1994 (author).

Civil Rights Act of 1991 Law & Explanation (CCH 1991) (co-author).

What You Ought to Know About Family and Medical Leave (CCH 1993) (editor).

Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 Law & Explanation (CCH 1993) (editor).

What You Ought to Know About the ADA (CCH 1994) (editor).

Title IX: Discrimination in Education and Ch. 9(v) The Fair Housing Act, The Pregnancy Discrimination Act: A Guide for the Plaintiffs Employment Lawyer (P. Daniel Williams, BNA Books), 2011 (Chapter Author)

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and State Military Leave Laws, Florida Bar 24th Labor and Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review, Orlando, Florida, January 2024

USERRA, Florida Bar 23rd Labor and Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review, Orlando, Florida, January 2023

USERRA, Florida Bar 22nd Labor & Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review, webinar, January 2022

Veterans Preference, Update on USERRA, and State Military Leave Statutes, Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section webinar, November 2021

Understanding the Uniformed Services Employment & Reemployment Rights Act, National Employment Lawyers Association – Alabama webinar, June 2021

USERRA, Florida Bar 21st Labor & Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review, webinar, January 2021

Representing Our Nation’s Heroes, National Employment Lawyers Association 2019 Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana., June 2019

USERRA, Florida Bar 19th Labor & Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review, Orlando, Fla., January 2019

USERRA Boot Camp: Overview of Veterans’ and Citizen-Soldiers’ Job Rights Under USERRA, Florida Labor-Management Conference, St. Petersburg Beach, Florida, August 2018

Employment Law Issues for Veterans in the Workforce, American Bar Association 10th Annual Section of Labor and Employment Law Conference, Chicago, Illinois, November 2016

Advocating For Servicemembers & Veterans: Recent Developments In The Law, National Employment Association 2015 Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, June 2015

Litigating Veterans’ Employment and Reemployment Rights Cases, The Florida Bar 40th Annual Public Employment Labor Relations Forum, Orlando, Florida, October 2014

Litigating USERRA Claims, Eleventh Circuit Joint NELA Conference, Savannah, Georgia, March 2014

Litigating Veterans’ Employment and Reemployment Rights Cases, The Florida Bar 39th Annual Public Employment Labor Relations Forum, Orlando, Florida, October 2013

USERRA and Reemployment Rights: What Returning Military Personnel, Unions, and Employers Need to Know, American Bar Association 2013 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, August 2013

Protecting the Rights of Veterans and Servicemembers in the Workplace, National Employment Law Association 2012 Annual Convention, San Diego, California, June 2012

The Workplace in Wartime: USERRA Rights of Employee-Soldiers, Allegheny County Bar Association, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 2011

Representing Servicemembers & Their Families With Leave & Disability Claims, National Employment Lawyers Association Fall 2010 Seminar, Oakland, California, October 2010

Litigating Claims Under USERRA, National Employment Lawyers Association 2010 Annual Convention, Washington,  D.C., June 2010

USERRA, The Florida Bar 10th Annual Labor & Employment Law Certification Review Course, Orlando, Florida, February 2010

The Workplace in Wartime: Job Rights of Soldiers and Their Families, The Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association Fall Conference, St. Petersburg, Florida, September 2009

Trying a USERRA Case, National Employment Lawyers Association 2008 Annual Convention,  June 2008.

Testimony regarding USERRA, hearing on Protecting American Employees from Workplace Discrimination, before Committee on Education and Labor, Subcommittee on Health, Education, Welfare and Pensions, U.S. House of Representatives, February 2008

Overview on USERRA Claims, American Association for Justice Winter Convention, San Juan, Puerto Rico, January 2008.

Nuts & Bolts of USERRA Litigation, The Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section Seminar, Plantation, Florida, September 2006

When Jack & Jill Come Home: Representing Veterans in the Workplace, National Employment Lawyers Association 2005 Annual Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 2005

Veteran Reemployment Rights: What You Need to Know about USERRA, Orange County Bar Association seminar, Orlando, Florida, March 2005

Non-discrimination and Reemployment Rights of Service Members, Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association Conference, Cocoa Beach Hilton, Cocoa Beach, Florida, March 2002

Wage & Hour Survey and Its Dovetailing, Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association Conference Daytona Beach, Florida, December 1999

 

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