Cynthia Sass

Sass Law Firm
601 West Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33603
(813) 251-5599
www.employmentlawtampa.com


Cynthia N. Sass has been practicing law in Florida for more than 30 years. She formed the Sass Law Firm in 1993 to exclusively focus on representing public and private sector employees in employment disputes. The mission of her five-attorney 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 strategize with the client to accomplish their goals. In doing so, her firm takes an individual approach to each case, advising clients as to the potential results, costs of litigation and other means of resolving their employment disputes. In order to provide her clients with the best service, Ms. Sass makes it a priority to keep current on the trends affecting employee rights, changes in rules and agency positions, and the most recent applicable case law. Cynthia is often asked to write or speak on employment law topics, especially those related to representing employees. She has been the southeast Regional Editor of the BNA Bloomberg treatise, Employment at Will, a State-by-State Survey and its annual supplements since 2011, including the Second Edition published in 2017. Ms. Sass authored a chapter on Discovery and Deposing the Alleged Harasser and Defense Witnesses: The Plaintiff’s Perspective, for the TIPS book Sexual Harassment and Retaliation: A Practical Handbook for Plaintiff and Defense published by the American Bar Association in 2019. She was appointed by the Florida Supreme Court and served on the Standard Jury Instructions Committee-Civil Cases, a Special Committee of The Florida Bar. During her time on that committee, she was Chair of the Spoliation Subcommittee and a member of the Employment Subcommittee, as well as the Negligence Subcommittee. These committees were responsible for drafting the 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 an affirmed Eleventh Circuit opinion against a government entity. 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. Sass Law Firm has been nationally recognized as a Best Law Firm in Employment Law for Individuals in Tampa by U.S. News & World Report since 2011. Cynthia Sass has been honored by various local, state and national independent sources including being listed by The Best Lawyers in America in Employment Law-Individuals since 2007, and named its Attorney of the Year in 2017 in that category for Tampa. Cynthia has also been recognized by Super Lawyers in Employment Law since 2006 and has made the Super Lawyers Top 50 Women in Florida list as published by Thomson Reuters. Additionally, Ms. Sass is honored to be a member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100. The various honors she has received accurately reflect Cynthia’s reputation as an attorney, dedication to assisting her clients and high ethical values.

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: Best Law Firms in Employment Law for Individuals by U.S. News & World Report‚ Best Lawyers, 2011-present; Best Lawyers in Employment Law for Individuals by The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-present; The Bar Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers, Individually by Martindale-Hubbell, 2005-present; Florida Super Lawyers in Employment Law by Thomson Reuters, 2006-present; The Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell, 2011-present; Top Lawyers voted #1 by Peers listed in Tampa Magazine, 2017-present; 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers by Lawdragon, 2019-present; The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Law Firm by Martindale-Hubbell, 2005-present; Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers, 2014-present; Who’s Who by Marquis’ Who in American Law, 2009-present; AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2005-present; Top Attorney, Superb 10.0 rating by Avvo, 2006-present; Verified by Expertise, 2021; Top 50 Women in Florida by Florida Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2008-2014, 2016-2017, 2020; Women in the Law for Labor and Employment by Best Lawyers, Business Edition, April 2019; Top 3 Employment Lawyers in Tampa by ThreeBest Rated, 2018; Legal Elite in Labor and Employment Law by Florida Trend magazine, 2005-2012, 2014-2016, 2018; Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law for Individuals in Tampa by The Best Lawyers in America, 2017; Clients’ Choice by Avvo, 2015-2017; Top 50 Tampa Bay Attorneys by Florida Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2014; Outstanding Service Award as Chair by Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2006-2007; Outstanding Faculty Member by Employment Law Trial Skills Program, Stetson University College of Law, 2001.

ADMISSIONS:

Cynthia Sass is admitted to the following: The Florida Bar since 1987, which includes the Florida Supreme Court and the Florida District Courts of Appeal; Supreme Court of the United States since 2006; United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit since 2005; United States District Court, Middle District of Florida since 1988; United States District Court, Southern District of Florida since 1991.

ASSOCIATIONS:

Cynthia Sass consistently serves the legal community through her work on a variety of committees, including president and chair positions: Board of Governors Member of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2021-2023; Emeritus Employee Co-Chair of the 14th Annual Section Conference Planning Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2019-2020; Committee Member of the Annual 11th Circuit Regional Program Planning Committee, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2019-2020; Executive Council Member of the Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 1998-present; Employee Co-Chair of the 13th Annual Section Conference Planning Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2018-2019; Co-Chair of the ABA Liaison Committee, Labor and Employment Section, The Florida Bar, 2016-2019; Committee Member of the Lawyers for the Arts Committee, Tampa Museum of Art, 2019; Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2011-present; Committee Member of the Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2009-present; Committee Member of the Employment-at-Will Subcommittee, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2009-present; Committee Member of the Technology Subcommittee, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2009-2014, 2018-present; Co-Chair of the Labor and Employment Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2016-2019; Employee Vice Chair of the 12th Annual Section Conference Planning Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2017-2018; Employee Co-Chair of the Webinar Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2016-2018; Executive Board Member of the Trial & Litigation Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2010-2016; Florida Supreme Court Appointee to the Standard Jury Instruction Committee-Civil Cases, a Special Committee by The Florida Bar, 2010-2015, including Chair of the Spoliation Subcommittee, 2010-2015, Committee Member of the Employment Subcommittee, 2010-2015 and Committee Member of the Negligence Subcommittee, 2011; Employee Co-Chair of the National Programs Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2014-2016; Co-Chair of the Annual 11th Circuit Regional Program Planning Committee, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2013-2014; Employee Co-Chair of the Technology in the Practice & Workplace Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2009-2012; Participant in the Leadership Development Program, Section of Labor and Employment Law Section, American Bar Association, 2009-2012; Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2006-2007; Chair-Elect of the Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2005-2006; Legal Education Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2004-2005; CLE Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2003-2004; Co-Chair of the Judicial Education Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2002-2003; President of the Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, 1999-2000; Co-Chair of the Individual Rights Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 1999; President-Elect of the Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, 1998-1999; Current Member of the following: Labor and Employment Law and Trial Lawyers Sections of The Florida Bar; National Employment Lawyers Association; Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association; Trial & Litigation and Labor and Employment Sections of the Hillsborough County Bar Association.

EDUCATION:

Cynthia Sass matriculated from T.C. Williams School of Law of the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia, where she received her Juris Doctor in 1987. Cynthia obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1984 from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

PUBLICATIONS:

First Amendment as It Applies to Public Employees to the Florida Department of Health Attorneys, CLE presentation, 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, 2019; First Amendment as It Applies to Public Employees for the 45th Annual Public Employment Labor Relations Forum, Labor and Employment Law Section and the City, County and Local Government Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2019; Discovery and Deposing the Alleged Harasser and Defense Witnesses: Plaintiff’s Perspective, Chapter Author of Sexual Harassment and Retaliation: A Practical Guide for Plaintiff and Defense by the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, American Bar Association, 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, 2018; Preserving Witness Testimony Through Trial for Effectively Litigating Employment Cases from Inception Through Trial, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2018; Employee Perspective on Strategic Use of Forensic Experts in Defending Non-Compete, Trade Secret and Business Tort Claims for the Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee Midwinter Meeting, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 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, 2017; Website Accessibility for Individuals with Disabilities for Beyond Employment: ADA Compliance on Websites and Physical Access, for Advanced Labor & Employment Topics, Commission on Disability Rights, American Bar Association and Labor & Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2017; Workplace Challenges of Privacy, Social Media and Technology Issues for the 16th Annual Employment Law: Rights, Benefits, and Emerging Issues, Sterling Education, Inc., 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., 2016; Returning to Work: Fitness-for-Duty Exams and Related Legal Issues for the 10th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2016; Is Your Website Compliant? for Up, Up and Away with Websites and Drones, Celebration: A Century of Service, Risk Management Committee, Florida Realtors, 2016; Website Accessibility for Individuals with Disabilities for the 5th Annual 11th Circuit Regional Program, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2016; Privacy and Today-Technology in the Workplace for Essentials of Employment Law, Sterling Education, Inc., 2016; Hiring and Terminating Employees in the Current Economy for Essentials of Employment Law, Sterling Education, Inc., 2016; Cumulative Supplement to Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Southeastern Regional Editor and Florida Chapter Co-Author published by the Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, and Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., 2015; The Basics of Litigating Front Pay, Compensation and Punitive Damages Claims (Plaintiff’s Perspective) for the 9th Annual Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2015; To Catch a Thief: Prosecuting, Defending and Insuring Claims for Cyber Espionage for the Midwinter Meeting, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2015; Settlement Agreements for the 4th Annual 11th Circuit Regional Program, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2015; The Termination Process for Hiring and Terminating: The Ins and Outs of Employment Law, Sterling Education, Inc., 2015; Overview of Confidentiality, Non-Compete, and Non-Solicitation Agreements for Hiring and Terminating: The Ins and Outs of Employment Law, Sterling Education, Inc., 2015; Cumulative Supplement to Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Southeastern Regional Editor and Florida Chapter Co-Author published by the Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, and Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., 2014; Social Media, Employer Surveillance and Employee Privacy for Blazing the Trail: Courage | Challenge | Change, Annual Convention, National Employment Lawyers Association, 2014; A Primer for Workers’ Compensation Attorneys on Common Employment Claims for the Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2014; BYOD: An Employee’s Perspective for the Midwinter Meeting, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2014; Employment Claims You Should Know About for the Tampa Bay Paralegal Association, 2014; Privacy and Social Media in the Workplace for the 13th Annual Fundamentals of Employment Law, Sterling Education, Inc., 2014; Cumulative Supplement to Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Southeastern Regional Editor and Florida Chapter Co-Author published by the Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, and Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., 2013; When and How to Discipline or Discharge for Employee Documentation, Discipline & Discharge, National Business Institute, 2013; Recruitment/Hiring Documents for Employee Documentation, Discipline & Discharge, National Business Institute, 2013; Ethical Issues Facing Attorneys in the Age of Technology for the Annual CLE Seminar, Trial and Litigation Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2013; Update on Ethical Issues and Social Media for the Midwinter Meeting, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2013; Electronic Dumpster Diving: The Legal Ethics of “TMI” for the 6th Annual Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2012; Florida Update: Employment Law for Teleconference, National Business Institute, 2012; Current Issues in Fair Labor Standards Act Litigation for the 11th Circuit Regional Program, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2012; Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Southeastern Regional Editor and Florida Chapter Co-Author published by the Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, and The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., 2011; General Practitioners Beware! Employment Claims You Should Know About for Continuing Legal Education Luncheon, The Plant City Bar Association, 2011; Rainmaking: The Art of Increasing Business for Your Law Firm for the 5th Annual Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2011; Valuing a Case for Clear Skies and Smooth Sailing for Employment Law Cases, Summer Conference, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, 2011; Privacy and Social Media in the Workplace for Employment Law Update: Contemporary Challenges in a Changing Workplace, Sterling Education, Inc., 2011; The Rise of the Machines: Discovery and Spoliation Issues in This Age of Technology for Advanced Labor Topics, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2011; 10 Biggest Mistakes Employers Make From a Plaintiff Attorney’s Perspective for Emerging Legal Issues: Employment Lawyers and Corporate Counsel Seminar, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2011; Up In The Air and Everywhere: E-Discovery Beyond Email, Cloud Computing and Virtual Servers for the 4th Annual Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2010; Legal Issues Facing Job Seekers for Real Estate Live Seminar, Greater Association of REALTORS, 2010; Electronic Discovery and Technology-Derived Evidence for Technology in the Practice and Workplace Committee Mid-Year Meeting, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2010; Legal Issues Facing Job Seekers for Career Development Seminar, University of Phoenix, 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 for Employment Law Overview for Law Firms and Law Practices, President’s Showcase, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2009; Discharge and Discipline for The Many Facets of Employment Discrimination, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the City of Tampa Division of Community Affairs, 2008; The Florida Civil Rights Act for 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, 2008; Current Legal Developments Under the FMLA for 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, 2008; Settlement of Employment Cases for Fighting for the Rights of Florida Employees!, Fall Conference, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, 2007; Drafting Considerations in Employment Settlement Agreements (Plaintiff’s Perspective) for Preparedness in the Changing Environment of Employment Practice, 25th Annual Multi-State Labor and Employment Law Seminar, Tulane University Law School, 2007; Current Legal Developments Under the FMLA: Plaintiff’s and Defendant’s Perspective for FMLA Update and 11th Amendment Immunity, Summer Conference, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, 2006; Current Legal Developments Under the FMLA: Plaintiff’s Perspective for Preparedness in the Changing Environment of Employment Practice, 24th Annual Multi-State Labor and Employment Law Seminar, Tulane University Law School, 2006; How Do You Value Your Case? for Advanced Labor Topics, Continuing Legal Education and Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2006; Solving Unique Pay Questions for Wage and Hour Law: Answers to Everyday Questions, National Business Institute, 2006; The Florida Civil Rights Act for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Seminar, 2005; Wage and Hour Law: Compliance Under the New FLSA Overtime Regulations for Overtime: How the New Regulations Affect Your Clients or Your Company in Florida, National Business Institute, 2005; An Overview of the Fair Labor Standards Act for the Non-Employment Lawyer published in LAWYER magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2005; Harassment and Discrimination Update for the Modern Workplace for Human Resources Law Update, Sterling Education, Inc., 2004; Other Areas of Liability in Employment Discrimination: Age and Gender Discrimination for Fundamental Issues in Florida Human Resources Law, National Business Institute, 2004; I Can’t Possibly Be a Target for the 2nd Annual Conference, WCEA Staffing, Inc., 2003; Sexual Harassment: Employer and Employee Rights and Responsibilities for Fundamental Issues in Florida Human Resources Law, National Business Institute, 2003; Employment Laws in Florida for Delta Sigma Pi, Professional Business Fraternity, 2003; Employment Laws in Florida: Hiring to Firing for Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, 2002; Sexual Harassment: Employer and Employee Rights and Responsibilities for Fundamental Issues in Florida Human Resources Law, National Business Institute, 2002; Conducting the Interview for Selecting and Terminating Employees in Florida, National Business Institute, 2001; Sex, Lies and Other Statutory Violations for Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, 2001; State Law Claims for Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, 1999; Department of Labor’s Regulation Requiring Notice Under the Family & Medical Leave Act Held Invalid by the Eleventh Circuit published by LAWYER magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 1999; Offers of and Demands for Judgment for Tactics and Techniques, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, 1999; Practical Tips and Issues Involved in Employment-Related Settlements From an Employee’s Perspective for Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, 1999; Employee Hiring: What Are Your Options? for Women’s Symposium, 1998; The Family and Medical Leave Act and Equal Pay Act Issues for American Society of Women Accountants (n/k/a Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance), 1998; Practical Tips and Issues Involved in Employment-Related Settlements from an Employee’s Perspective for Claim du Jour: Labor and Employment Law Issues for the Creative Practitioner, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 1998; New Traps and Sinkholes in the Florida Civil Rights Act for Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, 1998; Sex and Pregnancy Discrimination and Family and Medical Leave Act for Florida Legal Assistants, Inc., 1997; Is Written Notice a Condition Precedent to Bringing a Whistleblower Cause of Action Against A Private Employer? published by LAWYER magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 1997; Stress and Mental Disorder: New Responsibilities for Employers Under the ADA for Council on Education in Management, 1996; Taxation of Recoveries Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act After Schleier published by LAWYER magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 1995; Sexual Harassment: Psychological Injury No Longer Necessary to Prove Hostile Work Environment published by The Checkoff magazine, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 1993;

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

First Amendment in Public Employment for Continuing Legal Education, Florida Department of Health (Zoom), October 2020; The Intersection of Employment Law and Criminal Law for the 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 for the 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 for 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 for the 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 for 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 for the 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 Websites and Physical Access for 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 for ADA and Website Accessibility, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar (Live Webinar), February 2017; EEO-Procedural for the 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 for the 16th Annual Employment Law: Rights, Benefits, and Emerging Issues, Sterling Education, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), January 2017; Return to Work Issues for the 10th Annual Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Chicago, Illinois), November 2016; Emerging Issue of Website Compliance Under the ADA for Continuing Education Meeting, Sandspur Chapter, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Tampa, Florida), October 2016; Employee Rights in the Workplace for Rights & Repairs, Money Talk 1010 AM Radio (Tampa, Florida), September 2016; Is Your Website Compliant? for Up, Up and Away with Websites and Drones at 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? For the Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Live Webinar), March 2016; ADA/Website Accessibility for the 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 for Essentials of Employment Law, Sterling Education, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), January 2016; Privacy and Today’s Technology in the Workplace for Essentials of Employment Law, Sterling Education, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), January 2016; Basics of Litigating Front Pay, Compensation and Punitive Damages Claims for the 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 for the 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 for the 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 for the 4th Annual 11th Circuit Regional Program, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (Coral Gables, Florida), January 2015; The Termination Process for 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 for 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 for the 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 for 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 for CLE Luncheon, Workers’ Compensation Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association (Tampa, Florida), April 2014; Balancing Interests in a BYOD World for the 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 for Seminar Luncheon, Tampa Bay Paralegal Association (Tampa, Florida), February 2014; Privacy and Social Media in the Workplace for the 13th Annual Employment Law: Beyond the Basics, Sterling Education, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), January 2014; When and How to Discipline or Discharge for Employee Documentation, Discipline & Discharge, National Business Institute (Live Webinar), July 2013; Recruitment/Hiring Documents for Employee Documentation, Discipline & Discharge, National Business Institute (Live Webinar), July 2013; Ethical Issues Facing Attorneys in the Age of Technology for 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 for the 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 for the 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” for the 6th Annual Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Atlanta, Georgia), November 2012; Florida Update: Employment Law for the National Business Institute (Teleconference), September 2012; Non-Competes in the Electronic Workplace: Solicitation in the Age of Social Media for the 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 for the 11th Circuit Regional Program, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (Coral Gables, Florida), February 2012; Employment Claims You Should Know About for CLE Luncheon, The Plant City Bar Association (Plant City, Florida), November 2011; Building a Book of Business for the 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 for the Labor and Employment Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association (Tampa, Florida), October 2011; Valuing a Case for 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 for 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 for the 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 for 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 for the 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 for 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 for the 4th Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Chicago, Illinois), November 2010; Legal Issues Facing Job Seekers for 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 for the 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 for Career Development Seminar, University of Phoenix (Tampa, Florida), April 2010; Beachcombing on the Non-Compete Shores: A Primer for Developing Electronic Evidence for the Midwinter 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 for 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 for 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 for President’s Showcase, 59th Annual Convention, The Florida Bar (Orlando, Florida), June 2009; Discharge and Discipline for 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 for 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 for 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 for 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) for 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 for HR Fever, Masters Program, 70th Annual Conference, Florida Public Personnel Association (Tampa, Florida), July 2006; FMLA and 11th Amendment Immunity for 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) for 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 for Fundamentals of Employment Law, Sterling Education, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), June 2006; Terminating Employees for Fundamentals of Employment Law, Sterling Education, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), June 2006; How Do You Value Your Case? for Advanced Labor Topics, Continuing Legal Education Committee and Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar (Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida), May 2006; Solving Unique Pay Questions for Wage and Hour Law: Answers to Everyday Questions, National Business Institute (Orlando, Florida), April 2006; Employment Discrimination Law Training Program for Judicial Law Clerks at the Federal Judicial Center (Tampa, Florida), January 2006; The Florida Civil Rights Act for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Seminar (Tampa, Florida), August 2005; Wage and Hour Law: Compliance Under the New FLSA Overtime Regulations for 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 for Suncoast Utilities Contractors Association (Tampa, Florida), February 2005; Arbitration Pros and Cons from the Plaintiff’s Perspective for HR Tampa Fall Expo & Legal Conference (Tampa, Florida), November 2004; Harassment and Discrimination Update for the Modern Workplace for Human Resources Law Update, Sterling Education, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), July 2004; Other Areas of Liability in Employment Discrimination: Age and Gender Discrimination for Fundamental Issues in Florida Human Resources Law, National Business Institute (Tampa, Florida), January 2004; I Can’t Possibly Be a Target for the 2nd Annual Conference, WCEA Staffing, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), October 2003; Employment Laws in Florida for Boardroom Perspectives, May 2003; Employment Laws in Florida for Delta Sigma Pi, Professional Business Fraternity (Tampa, Florida), March 2003; Employment Laws in Florida: Hiring to Firing for the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, December 2002; Starting off Right: Client Intake, Case Evaluation and Selection for the National Employment Lawyers Association, June 2002; Sexual Harassment: Employer and Employee Rights and Responsibilities for Fundamental Issues in Florida Human Resources Law, National Business Institute, May 2002; Keeping Ahead of the Tidal Wave of Employment Discrimination Issues, Program Chair for Continuing Legal Education and Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, November 2001; Laying a Good Foundation for Employment Practices for Larkin Contracting, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), November 2001; Wrongful Termination and Common Law Claims for the American Bar Association and Stetson University College of Law (St. Petersburg, Florida), October 2001; Conducting the Interview for Selecting and Terminating Employees in Florida, National Business Institute, August 2001; Round Table Discussions for Strategizing Under the Sun, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, August 2001; Employment Law Trial Skills Program for the Stetson University College of Law (St. Petersburg, Florida), July 2001; The Pitfalls of Thinking of Clauses as Boilerplate (in non-competition agreements) for the Midwinter Meeting, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, March 2001; Mediation and Pre-dispute Resolution and Investigation for the Midwinter Meeting, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, March 2001; Sex, Lies and Other Statutory Violations for the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, February 2001; Sex, Lies and Other Statutory Violations for Larkin Contracting, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), December 2000 and January 2001; Round Table Discussions: Panel Member on Employment Issues for Strategizing Under the Sun, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, September 2000; State Law Claims for the Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, December 1999; Practical Tips and Issues Involved in Employment-Related Settlements From an Employee’s Perspective for Tactics and Techniques, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, September 1999; Restrictive Covenants: Attacking The New Servitude for the 10th Annual Convention, National Employment Lawyers Association (New Orleans, Louisiana), July 1999; Employment Law Trial Skills Program for Stetson University College of Law (St. Petersburg, Florida), July 1999; Overview of Employer’s Obligations Under Federal and State Law for Town & Country Chamber of Commerce (Tampa, Florida), May 1999; Discovery Issues for EEO Basics Seminar, American Bar Association, April 1999; Employment Law Trial Skills Program for Stetson University College of Law (St. Petersburg, Florida), March 1999; Employee Hiring: What Are Your Options? for Women’s Symposium, December 1998; The Family Leave Act & Equal Pay Issues for the American Society of Women Accountants, March 1998; Issues Involved in Employment-Related Settlement Agreements from the Employee’s and the Employer’s Perspectives for 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 for the Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, January 1998; Sex and Pregnancy Discrimination and Family and Medical Leave Act for Florida Legal Assistants, Inc., October 1997; Stress and Mental Disorder: New Responsibilities for Employers Under the ADA for Personnel Law Update, Florida Conference, Council on Education in Management, February 1996; New Responsibilities for Understanding Personnel Law for the Council on Education in Management, July 1995