Yvette Everhart | CV Resume

YVETTE D. EVERHART, BCS

Shareholder Attorney
Board Certified

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

ADMISSIONS

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

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Council Member – Executive Council, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2017-present
  • Vice Chair – Treatise Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2021-2022
  • Legal Education Director – Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2021-2022
  • Committee Member – Continuing Legal Education Committee, The Florida Bar, 2021-2022
  • Program Co-Chair – Advanced Labor Topics (virtual conference), Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2021
  • 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 – Communications 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
  • Co-Chair – Law School Liaison 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
  • Member – Hillsborough County Bar Association

EDUCATION

  • Juris Doctor – Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida, 2006
  • Bachelor of Business Administration – Stetson University, cum laude, Deland, Florida, 2003

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, 2007-present

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Florida Super Lawyers® – Employment Law for Employees, Thomson Reuters, 2019-present
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Reviewed Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2021-present
  • 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment & Civil Rights Lawyers – Lawdragon, 2020-present
  • Top Attorney – Superb 10.0 rating, Avvo, 2008-present
  • Lead Counsel Verified in Employment Law by Thomson Reuters, 2019-present
  • Volunteer of the Year Award – Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2019-2020
  • Florida Super Lawyers® – Rising Star in Employment Law, Thomson Reuters, 2016-2017
  • Dean W. Gary Vause Award – The Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section, 2006
  • Judge Alexander Paskay Bankruptcy Award – Stetson University College of Law, 2006

PUBLICATIONS

  • EEO – Procedural – 22nd Labor and Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review, Virtual Meeting, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, January 2022
  • The Attorney-Client Privilege for Labor & Employment Practitioners – 15th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, November 2021
  • Regional Editor, 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, 2021
  • 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, November 2020
  • EEO – Procedural – 21st Labor and Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review, Virtual Meeting, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, January 2021
  • Everything (Well Almost Everything) Employers and Employees (and Their Counsel) Need to Know About Electronic Communication Policies and Social Media – 14th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference (Virtual), Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, November 2020
  • EEO – Procedural – 20th Labor and Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review, Winter Meeting, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, February 2020
  • 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 2019
  • 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
  • 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 (Acknowledgement of Contribution)
  • 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
  • Workplace Challenges of Privacy, Social Media and Technology Issues – 16th Annual Employment Law: Rights, Benefits, and Emerging Issues, Sterling Education, Inc., January 2017 (Acknowledgement of Contribution)
  • New Federal Rule: Overtime and Salaried Workers – Continuing Education Meeting, Sandspur Chapter of Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, October 2016
  • Don’t 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, 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 Surveillance – Lawyer 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 Rules – Lawyer magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association, April 2012
  • Florida Co-Author, Southeastern Region – Employment 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 Edition
  • Yours, Mine or Theirs: The Document Dilemma – Employment Law Progression in a Recession, Fall Conference, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, September 2009

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Empower, Advocate and Represent Employee Rights in the Workplace – On the Record with Sarina Fazan, Sarina Fazan Network (Interview), April 2022
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – Interview with Karen Navia, Telemundo (Interview), March 2022
  • EEO – Procedural – 22nd Labor and Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review, Winter Meeting, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar (Virtual), January 2022
  • The Attorney-Client Privilege for Labor & Employment Practitioners – 15th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Beverly Hills, California), November 2021
  • Age Discrimination in the Workplace – Interview with Anthony Hill, ABC Action News (Interview), October 2021
  • EEO – Procedural – 21st Labor and Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review, Winter Meeting, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar (Virtual), January 2021
  • Electronic Communication Policies and Social Media – 14th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Virtual), November 2020
  • DEO – Trying the Reemployment Assistance Case – Practicing Before State Labor and Employment Agencies, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar (Tallahassee, Florida), March 2020
  • EEO – Procedural – 20th Labor and Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review, Winter Meeting, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar (Orlando, Florida), February 2020
  • 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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