Yvette D. Everhart

Yvette Everhart is a shareholder in the Sass Law Firm practicing labor and employment law in Florida since graduating from Stetson University College of Law and is an advocate of employee rights. Ms. Everhart is Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by The Florida Bar with over 12 years of experience, making her well-versed in a wide variety of employment law issues. Over the years, Yvette has served on various committees and is a member of the Executive Council of the Labor and Employment Law Section of The Florida Bar, as well as Co-Chair of the Website Subcommittee of its Communications Committee.

Ms. Everhart’s experience includes representing individual employees before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, as well as various government agencies, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR), the Florida Public Employee Relations Committee (PERC), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and Florida’s unemployment agency, the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO).

Yvette Everhart has spoken at a variety of employment law educational conferences and is the author of several published articles.  She is also co-author of the Florida Chapter of the national treatise, Employment at Will, a State-by-State Survey initially published in 2011 by the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment Law and BNA Bloomberg, as well as each yearly supplement and the 2017 Second Edition. Yvette is a current member and past President of the Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association, also known as Florida NELA, and has been included on the Super Lawyers® list published by Thomson Reuters in the area of employment law.  After graduating cum laude from Stetson University, she attended Stetson University College of Law and was the recipient of both The Florida Bar’s Labor and Employment Law Dean W. Gary Vause Award and the school’s Judge Alexander Paskay Bankruptcy Award.

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

Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by The Florida Bar, 2017-present
Florida Super Lawyers® in Employment Law for Employees published by Thompson Reuters, 2019-present
Rising Stars in Employment Law by Super Lawyers® published by Thompson Reuters, 2016-2017
Top Attorney Superb 10.0 Rating by Avvo, 2008-present
Dean W. Gary Vause Scholarship in Labor and Employment Law from The Florida Bar Labor & Employment Law Section, 2005
Judge Alexander Paskay Bankruptcy Award from the Stetson University College of Law, 2005

Yvette Everhart is admitted to the following:

The Florida Bar, 2007
Florida Supreme Court, 2007
Florida District Courts of Appeal, 2007
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2007

Yvette Everhart is a member of several Labor and Employment Law associations, and has served on various committees:

Council Member – Executive Council, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2017-present
Co-Chair – Website Subcommittee, Communications Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2017-present
Committee Member – Law School Liaison Subcommittee, Outreach Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2016-present
Committee Member – Outreach Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2015-present
Committee Member – Communications Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2016-present
Co-Chair – Law School Liaison Subcommittee, Outreach Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2016-2017
Program Co-Chair – Hot Topics in Employment Law, Fall Conference, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2016
Committee Member – Membership Outreach Subcommittee, Outreach Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2015-2016
President – Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, 2012-2013
President-Elect – Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, 2011-2012
Vice President of Programming – Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, 2010-2011
Member – Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar
Member – Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
Member – Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association

Yvette Everhart attended:

Stetson University College of Law, and obtained her Juris Doctor in 2006
Stetson University, and graduated cum laude in 2003

Who Is Entitled to Protection from Retaliation? (Fundamentals) – 13th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, November 2019
Florida Co-Author, Southeastern Region – Annual Supplement to Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Second Edition, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, and Bloomberg BNA, November 2018
Florida Co-Author, Southeastern Region 
– Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Second Edition, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, and Bloomberg BNA, November 2017
New Federal Rule
– Overtime and Salaried Workers – Continuing Education Meeting, Sandspur Chapter of Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, October 2016
Don’ Speak English? Don’t Worry, English Speaking Only Policies in the Workplace Violate the Law Hola Tampa Bay magazine, July-August 2016
Florida Co-Author, Southeastern Region – Annual Supplement to Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, and Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., November 2016
Litigation Holds in Employment Lawsuits: Creating an Early and Effective Plan for Collecting and Preserving ESI – Strafford Publications, Inc., April 2016
Florida Co-Author, Southeastern Region – Annual Supplement to Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, and Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., November 2015
Structuring Settlement Agreements & Related Tax Considerations in Employment Cases – Strategies for Winning Employment Cases, Fall Conference, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, September 2015
Florida Co-Author, Southeastern Region – Annual Supplement to Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, and Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., November 2014
Navigating Ethical Perils of Social Media SurveillanceLawyer magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association, May 2014
Florida Co-Author, Southeastern Region – Annual Supplement to Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, and Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., November 2013
Florida Update: Employment Law – National Business Institute™, September 2012
Class Arbitration Update: NLRB RulesLawyer magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association, April 2012
Florida Co-Author, Southeastern RegionEmployment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, and Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., November 2011
Taking a Stand Against Subpoenas to Former EmployersLawyer magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association, December 2010/January 2011
Yours, Mine or Theirs: The Document Dilemma – Employment Law Progression in a Recession, Fall Conference, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, September 2009

Who Is Entitled to Protection from Retaliation? (Fundamentals) – 13th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Track, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (New Orleans, Louisiana), November 2019
Sexual Harassment Can Be Prevented and Stopped – Sexual Harassment Training and Forum, U.S. Representative Kathy Castor, Hillsborough Community College (Tampa, Florida), February 2018
Class Action Waivers from the Advocates Point of View – Midwinter Meeting, ADR in Labor and Employment Law Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Clearwater Beach, Florida), February 2018
Discrimination, Harassment and Abuse by Employers – Business Class of Dr. Charmaine Rose, St. Leo University (Tampa, Florida), June 2017
Wage & Hour and Unpaid Wages – Sandspur Chapter of Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Tampa, Florida), October 2016
Human Resource Practices from a Plaintiff Attorney’s Perspective – Business Class of Dr. Charmaine Rose, St. Leo University (Clearwater, Florida), July 2016
Litigation Holds in Employment Lawsuits: Creating an Early and Effective Plan for Collecting and Preserving ESI – Strafford Publications, Inc. (Live Webinar), April 2016
Structuring Settlement Agreements & Related Tax Considerations in Employment Cases – Strategies for Winning Employment Cases, Fall Conference, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association (St. Petersburg, Florida), September 2015
Florida Update: Employment Law – National Business Institute™ (Teleconference Tampa, Florida), September 2012
Practicing in Public Interest Law from an Employee Attorney’s Perspective – Professionalism Day, Stetson University College of Law (St. Petersburg, Florida), January 2011
The Americans With Disabilities Act – EEO Training Seminar, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission & City of Tampa Community Affairs Division (Tampa, Florida), September 2009
Yours, Mine or Theirs: The Document Dilemma – Employment Law Progression in a Recession, Fall Conference, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association (St. Petersburg, Florida), September 2009

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