Cynthia Sass

Cynthia Sass

Sass Law Firm - Representing Employees in Workplace Disputes
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Employment Law
  • Florida
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Cynthia N. Sass has been practicing law in Florida over 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 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 employee 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-related 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. 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, the committee responsible for drafting the standard state 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 opinions 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.

Cynthia Sass has been honored by various local, state & national independent sources including The Best Lawyers in America® in Employment Law – Individuals.

Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Employment Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    VISA and MASTERCARD only, along with checks and cash
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Shareholder Attorney
Sass Law Firm
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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
Associate Attorney
Alley and Ally, Chartered
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Practicing labor and employment law representing solely management
Assistant State Attorney
State Attorney of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit
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Prosecuted felony, misdemeanor, juvenile and traffic cases
Education
University of Richmond
J.D. (1987) | Law
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Smith College
B.A. (1984)
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Awards
Best Lawyers® in Employment Law for Individuals, since 2007
The Best Lawyers in America®
Best Law Firms - Employment Law for Individuals, since 2011
U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers®
Women in the Law – Labor and Employment
Best Lawyers®, Business Edition
Top Lawyers, since 2017
Tampa Magazine
500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers
Lawdragon
The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Individually, since 2005
Martindale-Hubbell
Top 100 Trial Lawyers, since 2014
The National Trial Lawyers
Florida Super Lawyers® in Employment Law, since 2006
Thomson Reuters
The Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, since 2011
Martindale-Hubbell
Who’s Who® in American Law, since 2009
Marquis Who’s Who
AV Rated, since 2005
Martindale-Hubbell
Superb 10.0 rating, since 2006
Avvo
Top 3 Employment Lawyers in Tampa
ThreeBest Rated
Legal Elite in Labor and Employment Law, 2005-2012, 2014-2016 and 2018
Florida Trend magazine
Top 50 Women in Florida, 2008-2014, 2016-2018
Florida Super Lawyers®, Thomson Reuters
Lawyer of the Year • Employment Law • Tampa
The Best Lawyers in America®
Clients’ Choice Award, 2015-2017
Avvo
Client Champion Silver
Martindale-Hubbell
Top 50 Tampa Bay Attorneys
Florida Super Lawyers®, Thomson Reuters
Outstanding Service Award as Chair of the Section
Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar
Outstanding Faculty Member in the Employment Law Trial Skills Program
Stetson University College of Law
Professional Associations
Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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Trial & Litigation Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Labor and Employment Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar
Member
Current
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National Employment Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
Member
Current
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Trial Lawyers Section, The Florida Bar
Member
Current
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Federal Bar Association
Member
Current
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Lawyers for the Arts Committee, Tampa Museum of Art
Committee Member
- Current
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Technology Subcommittee, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2009-2014
Committee Member
- Current
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The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
Fellow
- Current
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Employment-at-Will Subcommittee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
Committee Member
- Current
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Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
Committee Member
- Current
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Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar
Executive Council Member
- Current
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14th Annual Section Conference Planning Committee
Emeritus Employee Co-Chair
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Annual 11th Circuit Regional Program Planning Committee, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
Committee Member
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13th Annual Section Conference Planning Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
Employee Co-Chair
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Labor and Employment Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association
Co-Chair
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ABA Liaison Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar
Co-Chair
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12th Annual Section Conference Planning Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
Employee Vice Chair
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Webinar Subcommittee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
Employee Co-Chair
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Labor and Employment Section, The Florida Bar
Co-Chair
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National Programs Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
Employee Co-Chair
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Trial & Litigation Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association
Executive Board Member
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Standard Jury Instruction Committee – Civil Cases, a Special Committee, The Florida Bar
Florida Supreme Court Appointee
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Spoliation Subcommittee, Standard Jury Instruction Committee – Civil Cases, a Special Committee, The Florida Bar
Chair
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Employment Subcommittee, Standard Jury Instruction Committee – Civil Cases, a Special Committee, The Florida Bar
Committee Member
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Annual 11th Circuit Regional Program Planning Committee, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
Co-Chair
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Technology in the Practice & Workplace Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
Employee Co-Chair
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Leadership Development Program, Section of Labor and Employment Law Section, American Bar Association
Participant
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Negligence Subcommittee, Standard Jury Instruction Committee – Civil Cases, a Special Committee, The Florida Bar
Committee Member
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Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar
Chair
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Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar
Chair-Elect
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Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar
Legal Education Chair
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Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar
CLE Chair
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Judicial Education Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar
Co-Chair
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Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association
President
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Individual Rights Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar
Co-Chair
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Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association
President-Elect
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Discovery and Deposing the Alleged Harasser and Defense Witnesses: Plaintiff’s Perspective, Chapter Author – Sexual Harassment and Retaliation: A Practical Guide for Plaintiff and Defense
Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, American Bar Association
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
Preserving Witness Testimony Through Trial
Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar
Employee Perspective on Strategic Use of Forensic Experts in Defending Non-Compete, Trade Secret and Business Tort Claims
Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
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
Website Accessibility for Individuals with Disabilities
Commission on Disability Rights of the American Bar Association and Labor & Employment Law Section of The Florida Bar
Workplace Challenges of Privacy, Social Media and Technology Issues
Sterling Education, Inc.
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.
Returning to Work: Fitness-for-Duty Exams and Related Legal Issues
Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
Is Your Website Compliant?
Risk Management Committee, Florida Realtors
Hiring and Terminating Employees in the Current Economy
Sterling Education, Inc.
Privacy and Today’s Technology in the Workplace
Sterling Education, Inc.
Website Accessibility for Individuals with Disabilities
The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
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.
The Basics of Litigating Front Pay, Compensation and Punitive Damages Claims (Plaintiff’s Perspective)
Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
To Catch a Thief: Prosecuting, Defending and Insuring Claims for Cyber Espionage
Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
Overview of Confidentiality, Non-Compete, and Non-Solicitation Agreements
Sterling Education, Inc.
Settlement Agreements
The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
The Termination Process
Sterling Education, Inc.
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 Bloomberg BNA
Social Media, Employer Surveillance and Employee Privacy
National Employment Lawyers Association
A Primer for Workers Compensation Attorneys on Common Employment Claims
Hillsborough County Bar Association
BYOD: An Employee’s Perspective
Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
Employment Claims You Should Know About
Tampa Bay Paralegal Association
Privacy and Social Media in the Workplace
Sterling Education, Inc.
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 Bloomberg BNA
When and How to Discipline or Discharge
National Business Institute™
Ethical Issues Facing Attorneys in the Age of Technology
Trial and Litigation Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association
Update on Ethical Issues and Social Media
Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
Electronic Dumpster Diving: The Legal Ethics of “TMI”
Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
Florida Update: Employment Law
National Business Institute™
Current Issues in Fair Labor Standards Act Litigation
The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
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 Bloomberg BNA
General Practitioners Beware! Employment Claims You Should Know About
The Plant City Bar Association
Rainmaking: The Art of Increasing Business for Your Law Firm
Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
EEOC Developments from the Past Year
Labor and Employment Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association
Valuing a Case
Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association
Privacy and Social Media in the Workplace
Sterling Education, Inc.
The Rise of the Machines: Discovery and Spoliation Issues in This Age of Technology
Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar
10 Biggest Mistakes Employers Make From a Plaintiff Attorney’s Perspective
Hillsborough County Bar Association
Up In The Air and Everywhere: E-Discovery Beyond Email, Cloud Computing and Virtual Servers
Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
Legal Issues Facing Job Seekers
Greater Association of REALTORS®
Electronic Discovery and Technology-Derived Evidence
Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
Legal Issues Facing Job Seeker
University of Phoenix
Electronic Spoliation Sanctions: Delete at Your Own Risk
Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
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
Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar
Discharge and Discipline
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the City of Tampa Division of Community Affairs
Current Legal Developments Under the FLMA
Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar
The Florida Civil Rights Act
Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar
Settlement of Employment Cases
Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association
Drafting Considerations in Employment Settlement Agreements (Plaintiff’s Perspective)
Tulane University Law School
Current Legal Developments Under The FMLA: Plaintiff’s and Defendant’s Perspective
Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association
Current Legal Developments Under the FMLA: Plaintiff’s Perspective
Tulane University Law School
How Do You Value Your Case?
Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar
Solving Unique Pay Questions
National Business Institute™
The Florida Civil Rights Act
Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Seminar
An Overview of the Fair Labor Standards Act for the Non-Employment Lawyer
Lawyer magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association
Wage and Hour Law: Compliance Under the New FLSA Overtime Regulations
National Business Institute™
Harassment and Discrimination Update for the Modern Workplace
Sterling Education, Inc.
Other Areas of Liability in Employment Discrimination: Age and Gender Discrimination
National Business Institute™
I Can’t Possibly Be a Target
WCEA Staffing, Inc.
Sexual Harassment: Employer and Employee Rights and Responsibilities
National Business Institute™
Employment Laws in Florida
Delta Sigma Pi, Professional Business Fraternity
Employment Laws in Florida: Hiring to Firing
Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Sexual Harassment: Employer and Employee Rights and Responsibilities
National Business Institute™
Conducting the Interview
National Business Institute™
Sex, Lies and Other Statutory Violations
Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
State Law Claims
Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association
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
Offers of and Demands for Judgment
Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association
Practical Tips and Issues Involved in Employment-Related Settlements From an Employee’s Perspective
Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association
Employee Hiring: What Are Your Options?
Women’s Symposium
The Family and Medical Leave Act and Equal Pay Act Issues
American Society of Women Accountants (n/k/a Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance)
Practical Tips and Issues Involved in Employment-Related Settlements from an Employee’s Perspective
Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar
New Traps and Sinkholes in the Florida Civil Rights Act
Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association
Sex and Pregnancy Discrimination and Family and Medical Leave Act
Florida Legal Assistants, Inc.
Is Written Notice a Condition Precedent to Bringing a Whistleblower Cause of Action Against A Private Employer?
Lawyer magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association
Stress and Mental Disorder: New Responsibilities for Employers Under the ADA
Council on Education in Management
Taxation of Recoveries Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act After Schleier
Lawyer magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association
Sexual Harassment: Psychological Injury No Longer Necessary to Prove Hostile Work Environment
The Checkoff magazine, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar
Speaking Engagements
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, Tampa, Florida
Labor and Employment Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association
A View From the Bench: I Wish I Didn’t Know Now What I Didn’t Know Then, 12th Annual Section Conference, San Francisco, California
Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
Where’s the Witness? Preserving Witness Testimony Through Trial, Effectively Litigating Employment Cases from Inception Through Trial, Palm Beach, Florida
Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar
Strategic Use of Forensic Experts in Prosecuting and Defending Non Compete, Trade Secret and Business Tort Claims, Midwinter Meeting, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Clearwater Beach, Florida
Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
Beyond Employment: ADA Compliance on Social Media and in Your Building, Advanced Labor & Employment Topics 2017, Key West, Florida
Labor and Employment Law Section and CLE Committee, The Florida Bar
ADA Compliance Issues: What Happens When Websites & Apps are Inaccessible, ADA and Website Accessibility, Live Webinar
Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar
EEO – Procedural, 17th Labor and Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review, Kissimmee, Florida
Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar
Workplace Challenges of Privacy, Social Media and Technology Issues, 16th Annual Employment Law: Rights, Benefits, and Emerging Issues, Tampa, Florida
Sterling Education, Inc.
Return to Work Issues, 10th Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois
Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
Emerging Issue of Website Compliance Under the ADA, Continuing Education Meeting, Tampa, Florida
Sandspur Chapter, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Employee Rights in the Workplace, Rights & Repairs, Money Talk, Tampa, Florida
1010 AM Radio
Is Your Website Compliant?, Up, Up and Away with Websites and Drones – Celebration: A Century of Service, Orlando, Florida
Risk Management Committee, Florida Realtors
Most Websites are Not ADA Compliant, Is Yours One of Them?, CLE Conference, Live Webinar
Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
ADA/Website Accessibility, 5th Annual 11th Circuit Regional Program, Coral Gables, Florida
The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
Hiring and Terminating Employees in the Current Economy, Essentials of Employment Law, Tampa, Florida
Sterling Education, Inc.
Privacy and Today’s Technology in the Workplace, Essentials of Employment Law, Tampa, Florida
Sterling Education, Inc.
Basics of Litigating Front Pay, Compensation and Punitive Damages Claims, 9th Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
To Catch a Thief: Prosecuting, Defending and Insuring Claims for Cyber Espionage, Midwinter Meeting, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Naples, Florida
Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
Advanced E-Discovery: Database Issues in Employment Cases, Continuing Legal Education Program, Live Webinar
Section of Labor and Employment Law, Section of Science & Technology, and Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, American Bar Association
Settlement Agreements, 4th Annual 11th Circuit Regional Program, Coral Gables, Florida
The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
The Termination Process, Hiring and Terminating: The Ins and Outs of Employment Law, Tampa, Florida
Sterling Education, Inc.
Overview of Confidentiality, Non-Compete, and Non-Solicitation Agreements, Hiring and Terminating: The Ins and Outs of Employment Law, Tampa, Florida
Sterling Education, Inc.
SOX, OSHA, and Beyond: Litigating Whistleblower Claims at the U.S. Department of Labor, Whistleblower Section Program, Tampa, Florida
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
Social Media, Employer Surveillance and Employee Privacy, Blazing the Trail: Courage | Challenge | Change, Annual Convention, Boston, Massachusetts
National Employment Lawyers Association
Workers’ Compensation Attorneys’ Fees for Claimant’s Attorneys and Relevant ERISA and Labor Law Issues, CLE Luncheon, Tampa, Florida
Workers’ Compensation Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association
Balancing Interests in a BYOD World, Midwinter Meeting, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Los Cabos, Mexico
Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
Employment Claims You Should Know About, Seminar Luncheon, Tampa, Florida
Tampa Bay Paralegal Association
Privacy and Social Media in the Workplace, 13th Annual Employment Law: Beyond the Basics, Tampa, Florida
Sterling Education, Inc.
When and How to Discipline or Discharge, Employee Documentation, Discipline & Discharge, Live Webinar
National Business Institute™
Recruitment/Hiring Documents, Employee Documentation, Discipline & Discharge, Live Webinar
National Business Institute™
Ethical Issues Facing Attorneys in the Age of Technology, Annual CLE Seminar, Tampa, Florida
Trial and Litigation Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association
Social Media: The Separation of Work and Play, National Symposium on Technology in Labor and Employment Law, Berkeley, California
Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
Update on Ethical Issues and Social Media, Midwinter Meeting, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee, Miami Beach, Florida
Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
Electronic Dumpster Diving: The Legal Ethics of “TMI”, 6th Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia
Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
Florida Update: Employment Law, Training Conference, Live Teleconference
National Business Institute™
Non-Competes in the Electronic Workplace: Solicitation in the Age of Social Media, CLE Conference, Live Webinar
Section of Labor and Employment Law and ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education, American Bar Association
Current Issues in Fair Labor Standards Act Litigation, 11th Circuit Regional Program, Coral Gables, Florida
The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
Employment Claims You Should Know About, CLE Luncheon, Plant City, Florida
The Plant City Bar Association
Building a Book of Business, 5th Annual Section Conference, Seattle, Washington
Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
11th Circuit and the Supreme Court, Significant Cases, NLRB Changes and EEOC/DOL Developments from the Past Year, Tampa, Florida
Labor and Employment Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association
Valuing a Case, Clear Skies and Smooth Sailing for Employment Law Cases, Summer Conference, St. Pete Beach, Florida
Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association
Privacy and Social Media in the Workplace, Employment Law Update: Contemporary Challenges in a Changing Workplace, Tampa, Florida
Sterling Education, Inc.
Shaping Your Client’s Expectations from Intake to Settlement, 22nd Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana
National Employment Lawyers Association
Discovery and Subpoenas for the Next Generation of Workplace Technology, National Symposium on Technology in Labor and Employment Law, New York, New York
Technology in the Practice & Workplace Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
The Rise of the Machines: Discovery and Spoliation Issues in This Age of Technology, Advanced Labor Topics 2011, Naples, Florida
Labor and Employment Law Section
10 Biggest Mistakes Employers Make From a Plaintiff Attorney’s Perspective, Emerging Legal Issues: Employment Lawyers and Corporate Counsel Seminar, Tampa, Florida
Hillsborough County Bar Association
Up In The Air and Everywhere: E-Discovery Beyond Email, Cloud Computing and Virtual Servers, 4th Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference, Chicago, Illinois
Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
Legal Issues Facing Job Seekers, Real Estate Live Seminar, Tampa, Florida
Greater Association of REALTORS®
It’s Not Just Email Anymore: E-Discovery and Technology-Derived Evidence and the Virtual Workplace, Midyear Meeting, Technology in the Practice & Workplace Committee, New York, New York
Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
Legal Issues Facing Job Seekers, Career Development Seminar, Tampa, Florida
University of Phoenix
Beachcombing on the Non-Compete Shores: A Primer for Developing Electronic Evidence, Midwinter Meeting, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Coronado, California
Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
Case Assessment: Assessing, Valuing and Strategizing When Employment Law Claims Walk Through Your Law Firm Door, Litigation Perspectives from Start to Finish, Winter Conference, Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association
Discrimination and Fair Labor Standards Act Claims, Employment Discrimination Law Training Program for Judicial Law Clerks, Tampa, Florida
Federal Judicial Center
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, Orlando, Florida
The Florida Bar
Discharge and Discipline, The Many Facets of Employment Discrimination, Tampa, Florida
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the City of Tampa Division of Community Affairs
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, Boca Raton, Florida
Continuing Legal Education and Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar
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, Boca Raton, Florida
Continuing Legal Education and Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar
Settlement of Employment Cases, Fighting for the Rights of Florida Employees!, Fall Conference, Champions Gate, Florida
Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association
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, Williamsburg, Virginia
Tulane University
FMLA and 11th Amendment Immunity, Creative Lawyering: Winning Strategies in Employment Litigation, St. Petersburg, Florida
Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association
Fair Labor Standards Act: Update, HR Fever, Masters Program, 70th Annual Conference, Tampa, Florida
Florida Public Personnel Association
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, Orlando, Florida
Tulane University Law School
FLSA/Wage and Hour Basics Compliance, Fundamentals of Employment Law, Tampa, Florida
Sterling Education, Inc.
Terminating Employees, Fundamentals of Employment Law, Tampa, Florida
Sterling Education, Inc.
How Do You Value Your Case?, Advanced Labor Topics, Ponte Verda Beach, Florida
Continuing Legal Education Committee and Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar
Terminating Employees, Fundamentals of Employment Law, Tampa, Florida
Sterling Education, Inc.
How Do You Value Your Case?, CLE Conference, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Continuing Legal Education and Labor and Employment Law Section
Solving Unique Pay Questions, Wage and Hour Law: Answers to Everyday Questions, Orlando, Florida
National Business Institute™
Employment Discrimination Law Training Program for Judicial Law Clerks, Training Conference, Tampa, Florida
Federal Judicial Center
The Florida Civil Rights Act, Training Conference, Tampa, Florida
Thirteenth Judicial Circuit
Wage and Hour Law: Compliance Under the New FLSA Overtime Regulations, Overtime: How the New Regulations Affect Your Clients or Your Company in Florida, Tampa, Florida
National Business Institute™
Wage and Hour Compliance Under the New FLSA Overtime Regulations, Training Conference, Tampa, Florida
Suncoast Utilities Contractors Association
Arbitration Pros and Cons from the Plaintiff’s Perspective, HR Tampa Fall Expo & Legal Conference, Tampa, Florida
Harassment and Discrimination Update for the Modern Workplace, Human Resources Law Update, Tampa, Florida
Sterling Education, Inc.
Other Areas of Liability in Employment Discrimination: Age and Gender Discrimination, Fundamental Issues in Florida Human Resources Law, Tampa, Florida
National Business Institute™
I Can’t Possibly Be a Target, 2nd Annual Conference, Tampa, Florida
WCEA Staffing, Inc.
Employment Laws in Florida, Training Conference, Florida
Boardroom Perspectives
Employment Laws in Florida, Training Conference, Tampa, Florida
Delta Sigma Pi, Professional Business Fraternity
Employment Laws in Florida: Hiring to Firing, Training Conference, Florida
Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Starting off Right: Client Intake, Case Evaluation and Selection, Annual Conference, U.S.A.
National Employment Lawyers Association
Sexual Harassment: Employer and Employee Rights and Responsibilities, Fundamental Issues in Florida Human Resources Law, Tampa, Florida
National Business Institute™
Program Chair, Keeping Ahead of the Tidal Wave of Employment Discrimination Issues, Florida
Continuing Legal Education and Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar
Laying a Good Foundation for Employment Practices, Training Conference, Tampa, Florida
Larkin Contracting, Inc.
Wrongful Termination and Common Law Claims, Training Conference, St. Petersburg, Florida
American Bar Association and Stetson University College of Law
Conducting the Interview, Selecting and Terminating Employees in Florida, Tampa, Florida
National Business Institute™
Round Table Discussions, Strategizing Under the Sun, Florida
Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association
Employment Law Trial Skills, Employment Law Trial Skills Program, St. Petersburg, Florida
Stetson University College of Law
The Pitfalls of Thinking of Clauses as Boilerplate (in non-competition agreements), Midwinter Meeting, U.S.A.
Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
Mediation and Predispute Resolution and Investigation, Midwinter Meeting, U.S.A.
Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
Sex, Lies and Other Statutory Violations, Training Conference, Florida
Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Sex, Lies and Other Statutory Violations, Training Conference, Tampa, Florida
Larkin Contracting, Inc.
Round Table Discussions: Panel Member on Employment Issues, Strategizing Under the Sun, Florida
Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association
State Law Claims, Winter Conference, Florida
Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association
Employee’s Perspective, Fall Conference, Florida
Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association
Restrictive Covenants: Attacking The New Servitude, 10th Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana
National Employment Lawyers Association
Employment Law Trial Skills, Employment Law Trial Skills Program, St. Petersburg, Florida
Stetson University College of Law
Overview of Employer’s Obligations Under Federal and State Law, Training Conference, Tampa, Florida
Town & Country Chamber of Commerce
Discovery Issues, EEO Basics Seminar, Florida
American Bar Association
Employment Law Trial Skills, Employment Law Trial Skills Program, St. Petersburg, Florida
Stetson University College of Law
Employee Hiring: What Are Your Options?, Symposium, Tampa, Florida
Women's Symposium
The Family Leave Act & Equal Pay Issues, Training Conference, Tampa, Florida
American Society of Women Accountants
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, Florida
Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar
New Traps and Sinkholes in the Florida Civil Rights Act, Winter Conference, Florida
Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association
Sex and Pregnancy Discrimination and Family and Medical Leave Act, Training Conference, Tampa, Florida
Florida Legal Assistants, Inc.
Stress and Mental Disorder: New Responsibilities for Employers Under the ADA, Personnel Law Update, Florida Conference, Tampa, Florida
Council on Education in Management
New Responsibilities for Understanding Personnel Law, Training Conference, Tampa, Florida
Council on Education in Management
Certifications
Federal Mediator / Florida Supreme Court Mediator Circuit Civil
Florida Supreme Court, since 2002
Contact & Map
Sass Law Firm
601 West Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33603
USA
Telephone: (813) 251-5599
Fax: (813) 259-9797