Cynthia N. Sass

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Tampa, FL

Sass Law Firm
 | 601 West Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33603
Phone: 813-251-5599
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee
Attorney Profile

From the Sass Law Firm, sole shareholder Ms. Sass provides thorough representation for clients dealing with labor and employment law matters. Possessing a keen understanding of both the federal and Florida laws, Ms. Sass works with people in the Tampa and Sarasota areas. Using her decades of experience, she is able to find an effective and expedient resolution to the cases she handles.

Ms. Sass graduated from Smith College in 1984, where she double majored in Economics and Theatre and earned a Bachelor of Arts. She then attended the University of Richmond School of Law, receiving a Juris Doctor in 1987.

For more than 25 years, Ms. Sass has focused exclusively on employment and labor issues. She helps clients move through the legal system when a discrimination case or wrongful termination incident arises. As a mediator, she knows how to find a solution without going to court. Ms. Sass is prepared, however, to litigate on behalf of her client in order to protect his or her rights.

It is that tenacity and commitment to justice that has earned Ms. Sass accolades such as the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell; inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America; recognition as a Florida Trend magazine's Legal Elite; an Avvo "Superb" rating; and getting named in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. Honors aside, Ms. Sass considers a job well done when the client is pleased.

An in-demand speaker and author of numerous publications on legal topics, Ms. Sass is active with organizations such as the Hillsborough County Bar Association Trial and Litigation Section, the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section and The Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
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About Cynthia Sass

Admitted: 1987, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.employmentlawtampa.com/cynthia-sass.html

Honors and Awards:

  • Fellow of The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers, 2011
  • U.S. News & World Report – Best Law Firms for 2011-2016
  • Outstanding Service Award, as Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2006-2007
  • Top 50 Women in Florida – Florida Super Lawyers, 2008-2014
  • Top 50 Tampa Bay Attorneys – Florida Super Lawyers, 2014
  • The Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers – Martindale-Hubbell, 2011-2014
  • Legal Elite in Labor and Employment Law – Florida Trend, 2005-2012, 2014-present
  • Superb 10.0 – AVVO rating, 2006-present
  • AV Rated – Martindale-Hubbell, 2005-present
  • Who’s Who – Marquis Who’s Who in American Law, 2009-present
  • Labor and Employment Law – Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-present
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 – 2014-present
  • The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Law Firm – Martindale-Hubbell, 2005-present
  • The Bar Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers, Individually – Martindale-Hubbell, 2005-present
  • Labor & Employment Law – The Best Lawyers in America, 2006-present
  • Best Law Firms – U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers, 2011-present

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified County Court Mediator for the State of Florida, since 2002

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Co-Chair – Labor and Employment Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2016-present, 2016
  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
  • Employee Co-Chair, American Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Employment-at-Will and National Programs subcommittees
  • Member – Labor and Employment Law Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member – Trial Lawyers Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member – Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member – Federal Bar Association
  • Member – Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
  • Member – National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member – Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar
  • President-Elect – Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, 1998-1999
  • Co-Chair – Individual Rights Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 1999
  • President – Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, 1999-2000
  • Co-Chair – Judicial Education Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2002-2003
  • CLE Chair – Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2003-2004
  • Legal Education Chair – Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2004-2005
  • Chair-Elect – Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2005-2006
  • Chair – Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2006-2007
  • Participant – Leadership Development Program, Section of Labor and Employment Law Section, American Bar Association, 2009-2012
  • Employee Co-Chair– Technology in the Practice & Workplace Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2010-2012
  • Employee Co-Chair– Technology in the Practice & Workplace Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2010-2012
  • Chair – Spoliation Subcommittee, Employment Law Committee, Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions, 2010-2012
  • Committee Member – Employment Law Committee, Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions, 2009-2015
  • Committee Member – Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2010-present
  • Employee Co-Chair – Employment-at-Will Subcommittee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2010-present
  • Employee Co-Chair – Technology Subcommittee of the Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2014-present
  • Employee Co-Chair – Webinar Subcommittee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2014-present
  • Board Member – Trial Lawyers Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2010-present
  • Executive Council Member – Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 1998-present
  • Fellow – The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2011-present
  • Federal Mediator / Florida Supreme Court Mediator Circuit Civil, 2002
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1991
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1988
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2005
  • United States Supreme Court, 2006
  • Florida Second District Court of Appeal, 1987
  • Florida Supreme Court, 1987
  • The Florida Bar, 1987

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • New Responsibilities for Understanding Personnel Law – Council on Education in Management, July 1995
  • Stress and Mental Disorder: New Responsibilities for Employers Under the ADA – Personnel Law Update, Florida Conference, February 1996
  • Sex and Pregnancy Discrimination and Family and Medical Leave Act – Florida Legal Assistants, Inc., October 1997
  • New Traps and Sinkholes in the Florida Civil Rights Act – Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, January 1998
  • 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, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, February 1998
  • The Family Leave Act & Equal Pay Issues – American Society of Women Accountants, March 1998
  • Employee Hiring: What Are Your Options? – Women’s Symposium, December 1998
  • Employment Law Trial Skills Program – Stetson University College of Law (St. Petersburg, Florida), March 1999
  • Discovery Issues – EEO Basics Seminar, American Bar Association, April 1999
  • Overview of Employer’s Obligations Under Federal and State Law – Town & Country Chamber of Commerce (Tampa, Florida), May 1999
  • Employment Law Trial Skills Program – Stetson University College of Law (St. Petersburg, Florida), July 1999
  • Restrictive Covenants: Attacking The New Servitude, Moderator – 10th Annual Convention, National Employment Lawyers Association (New Orleans, Louisiana), July 1999
  • Practical Tips and Issues Involved in Employment-Related Settlements From an Employee’s Perspective – Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, September 1999
  • State Law Claims – Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, December 1999
  • Round Table Discussion: Panel Member on Employment Issues – Strategizing Under the Sun, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, March 2000
  • Round Table Discussions: Panel Member on Employment Issues – Strategizing Under the Sun, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, September 2000
  • Sex, Lies and Other Statutory Violations – Larking Contracting, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), December 2000 and January 2001
  • Sex, Lies and Other Statutory Violations – Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, February 2001
  • Mediation and Predispute Resolution and Investigation – Midwinter Meeting, Labor and Employment Law Section, American Bar Association, March 2001
  • The Pitfalls of Thinking of Clauses as Boilerplate (in non-competition agreements), Moderator – Midwinter Meeting, Labor and Employment Law Section, American Bar Association, March 2001
  • Employment Law Trial Skills Program – Stetson University College of Law (St. Petersburg, Florida), July 2001
  • Round Table Discussions – Strategizing Under the Sun, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, August 2001
  • Conducting the Interview – Selecting and Terminating Employees in Florida, National Business Institute, August 2001
  • Wrongful Termination and Common Law Claims – American Bar Association and Stetson University College of Law (St. Petersburg, Florida), October 2001
  • Laying a Good Foundation for Employment Practices – Larkin Contracting, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), November 2001
  • Keeping Ahead of the Tidal Wave of Employment Discrimination Issues, Program Chair – –Continuing Legal Education and Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, November 2001
  • Sexual Harassment: Employer and Employee Rights and Responsibilities – Fundamental Issues in Florida Human Resources Law, National Business Institute, May 2002
  • Starting off Right: Client Intake, Case Evaluation and Selection – National Employment Lawyers Association, June 2002
  • Employment Laws in Florida: Hiring to Firing – Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, December 2002
  • Employment Laws in Florida – Delta Sigma Pi (Tampa, Florida), March 2003
  • Employment Laws in Florida – Boardroom Perspectives, May 2003
  • I Can’t Possibly Be a Target – 2nd Annual Conference, WCEA, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), October 2003
  • Other Areas of Liability in Employment Discrimination: Age and Gender Discrimination – Fundamental Issues in Florida Human Resources Law, National Business Institute (Tampa, Florida), January 2004
  • Harassment and Discrimination Update for the Modern Workplace – Human Resources Law Update, Sterling Education Services (Tampa, Florida), July 2004
  • Arbitration Pros and Cons from the Plaintiff’s Perspective – HR Tampa Fall Expo & Legal Conference (Tampa, Florida), November 2004
  • Wage and Hour Compliance Under the New FLSA Overtime Regulations – Suncoast Utilities Contractors Association (Tampa, Florida), February 2005
  • Wage and Hour Law: Compliance Under the New FLSA Overtime Regulations – Overtime: How the New Regulations Affect Your Clients or Your Company in Florida, National Business Institute, February 2005
  • The Florida Civil Rights Act – Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Seminar (Tampa, Florida), August 2005
  • Employment Discrimination Law Training Program for Judicial Law Clerks – Federal Judicial Center (Tampa, Florida), January 2006
  • Solving Unique Pay Questions – Wage and Hour Law: Answers to Everyday Questions, National Business Institute (Orlando, Florida), April 2006
  • How Do You Value Your Case? – Continuing Legal Education and Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar (Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida), May 2006
  • Terminating Employees – Fundamentals of Employment Law, Sterling Education Services (Tampa, Florida), June 2006
  • FLSA/Wage and Hour Basics Compliance – Fundamentals of Employment Law, Sterling Education Services (Tampa, Florida), June 2006
  • 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, Tulane University Law School (Orlando, Florida), June 2006
  • Current Legal Developments Under the FMLA: Plaintiff’s and Defendant’s Perspective – FMLA and 11th Amendment Immunity, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association (St. Petersburg, Florida), June 2006
  • Fair Labor Standards Act: Update – HR Fever, Masters Program, 70th Annual Conference, Florida Public Personnel Association (Tampa, Florida), July 2006
  • 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, Tulane University Law School (Williamsburg, Virginia), June 2007
  • Settlement of Employment Cases – Fighting for the Rights of Florida Employees!, Fall Conference, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association (Champions Gate, Florida), October 2007
  • 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, Continuing Legal Education and Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar (Boca Raton, Florida), June 2008
  • 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, Continuing Legal Education and Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar (Boca Raton, Florida), June 2008
  • Discharge and Discipline – 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
  • 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, The Florida Bar (Orlando, Florida), June 2009
  • Discrimination and Fair Labor Standards Act Claims – Employment Discrimination Law Training Program for Judicial Law Clerks, Federal Judicial Center (Tampa, Florida), October 2009
  • Case Assessment: Assessing, Valuing and Strategizing When Employment Law Claims Walk Through Your Law Firm Door, Moderator – Winter Conference: Litigation Perspectives from Start to Finish, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association (Lake Buena Vista, Florida), February 2010
  • Beachcombing on the Non-Compete Shores: A Primer for Developing Electronic Evidence – Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Midwinter Meeting, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Coronado, California), March 2010
  • Electronic Spoliation Sanctions: Delete at Your Own Risk – Employee Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (San Diego, California), March 2010
  • Legal Issues Facing Job Seekers – Career Development Seminar, University of Phoenix (Tampa, Florida), April 2010
  • It’s Not Just Email Anymore: E-Discovery and Technology-Derived Evidence and the Virtual Workplace – Technology in the Practice & Workplace Committee Mid Year Meeting, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (New York, New York), April 2010
  • Legal Issues Facing Job Seekers – Real Estate Live Seminar, Greater Association of Realtors (Tampa, Florida), September 2010
  • Up In The Air and Everywhere: E-Discovery Beyond Email, Cloud Computing and Virtual Servers – 4th Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference, American Bar Association (Chicago, Illinois), November 2010
  • 10 Biggest Mistakes Employers Make From a Plaintiff Attorney’s Perspective – Emerging Legal Issues: Employment Lawyers and Corporate Counsel Seminar, Hillsborough County Bar Association (Tampa, Florida), March 2011
  • Discovery and Subpoenas for the Next Generation of Workplace Technology, Moderator – Technology in the Practice & Workplace Committee, National Symposium on Technology in Labor and Employment Law, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (New York, New York), April 2011
  • The Rise of the Machines: Discovery and Spoliation Issues in This Age of Technology – 2011 Advanced Labor Topics, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar (Naples, Florida), June 2011
  • Shaping Your Client’s Expectations from Intake to Settlement, Moderator – 22nd Annual Convention, National Employment Lawyers Association (New Orleans, Louisiana), July 2011
  • Privacy and Social Media in the Workplace – Employment Law Update: Contemporary Challenges in a Changing Workplace, Sterling Education Services (Tampa, Florida), August 2011
  • Valuing a Case – Clear Skies and Smooth Sailing for Employment Law Cases, Summer Conference, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association (St. Pete Beach, Florida), September 2011
  • 11th Circuit and the Supreme Court – Significant Cases, NLRB Changes and EEOC/DOL Developments from the Past Year, Hillsborough County Bar Association (Tampa, Florida), October 2011
  • Rainmaking: The Art of Increasing Business for Your Law Firm – 5th Annual Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Seattle, Washington), November 2011
  • Employment Claims You Should Know About – CLE Luncheon, The Plant City Bar Association (Plant City, Florida), November 2011
  • Current Issues in Fair Labor Standards Act Litigation – 11th Circuit Regional Program, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (Miami, Florida), February 2012
  • Non-Competes in the Electronic Workplace: Solicitation in the Age of Social Media – Live Webinar and Teleconference, Section of Labor and Employment Law and ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education, American Bar Association, May 2012
  • Florida Update: Employment Law – Teleconference, National Business Institute, September 2012
  • Electronic Dumpster Diving: The Legal Ethics of “TMI” – 6th Annual Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Atlanta, Georgia), November 2012
  • Update on Ethical Issues and Social Media – Midwinter Meeting, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Miami, Florida), March 2013
  • Social Media: The Separation of Work and Play, Moderator – National Symposium on Technology in Labor and Employment Law, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Berkeley, California), April 2013
  • Ethical Issues Facing Attorneys in the Age of Technology – Annual CLE Seminar, Trial and Litigation Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association (Tampa, Florida), May 2013
  • Recruitment/Hiring Documents – Employee Documentation, Discipline & Discharge, National Business Institute (Live Webinar), July 2013
  • When and How to Discipline or Discharge – Employee Documentation, Discipline & Discharge, National Business Institute (Live Webinar), July 2013
  • Privacy and Social Media in the Workplace – 13th Annual Fundamentals of Employment Law, Sterling Education Seminar (Tampa, Florida), January 2014
  • Employment Claims You Should Know About – Seminar Luncheon, Tampa Bay Paralegal Association (Tampa, Florida), February 2014
  • Balancing Interests in a BYOD World – Midwinter Meeting, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Mexico), March 2014
  • Workers’ Compensation Attorneys’ Fees for Claimant’s Attorneys and Relevant ERISA and Labor Law Issues – CLE Luncheon, Workers’ Compensation Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association (Tampa, Florida), April 2014
  • Social Media, Employer Surveillance and Employee Privacy – Blazing the Trail: Courage | Challenge | Change, Annual Convention, National Employment Lawyers Association (Boston, Massachusetts), June 2014
  • Overview of Confidentiality, Non-Compete, and Non-Solicitation Agreements – Hiring and Terminating: The Ins and Outs of Employment Law, Sterling Education Seminars, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), January 2015
  • The Termination Process – Hiring and Terminating: The Ins and Outs of Employment Law, Sterling Education Seminars, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), January 2015
  • Settlement Agreements – Fourth Annual 11th Circuit Regional Program, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (Miami, Florida), January 2015
  • Advanced E-Discovery: Database Issues in Employment Cases – Continuing Legal Education Program, Section of Labor and Employment Law, Section of Science & Technology, and Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association (Live Webinar), March 2015
  • To Catch a Thief: Prosecuting, Defending and Insuring Claims for Cyber Espionage – MidWinter Meeting, Section of Labor and Employment Law (Naples, Florida), March 2015
  • Basics of Litigating Front Pay, Compensation and Punitive Damages Claims – 9th Annual Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), November 2015
  • Privacy and Today’s Technology in the Workplace – Essentials of Employment Law, Sterling Education Seminars, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), January 2016
  • Hiring and Terminating Employees in the Current Economy – Essentials of Employment Law, Sterling Education Seminars, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), January 2016
  • ADA/Website Accessibility – Fifth Annual 11th Circuit Regional Program, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (Coral Gables, Florida), January 2016
  • Most Websites are Not ADA Compliant, Is Yours One of Them? Moderator – Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Live Webinar), March 2016
  • Sexual Harassment: Psychological Injury No Longer Necessary to Prove Hostile Work Environment – THE CHECKOFF, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 1993
  • Taxation of Recoveries Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act After Schleier – LAWYER, Hillsborough County Bar Association, May 1995
  • Stress and Mental Disorder: New Responsibilities for Employers Under the ADA – Council on Education in Management, February 1996
  • Is Written Notice a Condition Precedent to Bringing a Whistleblower Cause of Action Against A Private Employer? – LAWYER, Hillsborough County Bar Association, March 1997
  • Sex and Pregnancy Discrimination and Family and Medical Leave Act – Florida Legal Assistants, Inc., October 1997
  • New Traps and Sinkholes in the Florida Civil Rights Act – Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, January 1998
  • Practical Tips and Issues Involved in Employment-Related Settlements from an Employee’s Perspective – Claim du Jour: Labor and Employment Law Issues for the Creative Practitioner, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, February 1998
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act and Equal Pay Act Issues – American Society of Women Accountants, March 1998
  • Employee Hiring: What Are Your Options? – Women’s Symposium, December 1998
  • Practical Tips and Issues Involved in Employment-Related Settlements From an Employee’s Perspective – Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, September 1999
  • Offers of and Demands for Judgment – Tactics and Techniques, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, September 1999
  • Department of Labor’s Regulation Requiring Notice Under the Family & Medical Leave Act Held Invalid by the Eleventh Circuit – LAWYER, Hillsborough County Bar Association, November 1999
  • State Law Claims – Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, December 1999
  • Sex, Lies and Other Statutory Violations – Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, February 2001
  • Conducting the Interview – Selecting and Terminating Employees in Florida, National Business Institute, August 2001
  • Sexual Harassment: Employer and Employee Rights and Responsibilities – Fundamental Issues in Florida Human Resources Law, National Business Institute, May 2002
  • Employment Laws in Florida: Hiring to Firing – Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, December 2002
  • Employment Laws in Florida – Delta Sigma Pi, March 2003
  • Sexual Harassment: Employer and Employee Rights and Responsibilities – Fundamental Issues in Florida Human Resources Law, National Business Institute, May 2003
  • I Can’t Possibly Be a Target – 2nd Annual Conference, WCEA, Inc., October 2003
  • Other Areas of Liability in Employment Discrimination: Age and Gender Discrimination – Fundamental Issues in Florida Human Resources Law, National Business Institute, January 2004
  • Harassment and Discrimination Update for the Modern Workplace – Human Resources Law Update, Sterling Education Services, July 2004
  • An Overview of the Fair Labor Standards Act for the Non-Employment Lawyer – LAWYER, Hillsborough County Bar Association, February 2005
  • Wage and Hour Law: Compliance Under the New FLSA Overtime Regulations – Overtime: How the New Regulations Affect Your Clients or Your Company in Florida, National Business Institute, February 2005
  • The Florida Civil Rights Act – Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Seminar, August 2005
  • Solving Unique Pay Questions – Wage and Hour Law: Answers to Everyday Questions, National Business Institute, April 2006
  • Do You Value Your Case? – Advanced Labor Topics, Continuing Legal Education and Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, May 2006
  • Current Legal Developments Under the FMLA – Plaintiff’s Perspective – Preparedness in the Changing Environment of Employment Practice, 24th Annual Multi-State Labor and Employment Law Seminar, Tulane University Law School, June 2006
  • Current Legal Developments Under The FMLA – Plaintiff’s and Defendant’s Perspective – FMLA Update and 11th Amendment Immunity, Summer Conference, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, August 2006
  • Drafting Considerations in Employment Settlement Agreements (Plaintiff’s Perspective) – Preparedness in the Changing Environment of Employment Practice, 25th Annual Multi-State Labor and Employment Law Seminar, Tulane University Law School, June 2007
  • Settlement of Employment Cases – Fighting for the Rights of Florida Employees!, Fall Conference, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, October 2007
  • Current Legal Developments Under the FLMA – 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, June 2008
  • The Florida Civil Rights Act – 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, June 2008
  • Discharge and Discipline – The Many Facets of Employment Discrimination, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the City of Tampa Division of Community Affairs, August 2008
  • 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 – Employment Law Overview for Law Firms and Law Practices, President’s Showcase, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, June 2009
  • Legal Issues Facing Job Seekers – Career Development Seminar, University of Phoenix, April 2010
  • Electronic Discovery and Technology-Derived Evidence – Technology in the Practice and Workplace Committee Mid Year Meeting, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, April 2010
  • Legal Issues Facing Job Seekers – Real Estate Live Seminar, Greater Association of Realtors, September 2010
  • Up In The Air and Everywhere: E-Discovery Beyond Email, Cloud Computing and Virtual Servers – 4th Annual Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, November 2010
  • 10 Biggest Mistakes Employers Make From a Plaintiff Attorney’s Perspective – Emerging Legal Issues: Employment Lawyers and Corporate Counsel Seminar, Hillsborough County Bar Association, March 2011
  • The Rise of the Machines: Discovery and Spoliation Issues in This Age of Technology – Advanced Labor Topics, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, June 2011
  • Privacy and Social Media in the Workplace – Employment Law Update: Contemporary Challenges in a Changing Workplace, Sterling Education Services, August 2011
  • Valuing a Case – Clear Skies and Smooth Sailing for Employment Law Cases, Summer Conference, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, September 2011
  • Rainmaking: The Art of Increasing Business for Your Law Firm – 5th Annual Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, November 2011
  • General Practitioners Beware! Employment Claims You Should Know About – Continuing Legal Education Luncheon, The Plant City Bar Association, November 2011
  • Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Regional Editor Southeast Region – Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, and The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., November 2011
  • Current Issues in Fair Labor Standards Act Litigation – 11th Circuit Regional Program, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, February 2012
  • Florida Update: Employment Law – Teleconference, National Business Institute, September 2012
  • Electronic Dumpster Diving: The Legal Ethics of “TMI” – 6th Annual Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, November 2012
  • Update on Ethical Issues and Social Media – Midwinter Meeting, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, March 2013
  • Ethical Issues Facing Attorneys in the Age of Technology – Annual CLE Seminar, Trial and Litigation Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association, May 2013
  • Recruitment/Hiring Documents – Employee Documentation, Discipline & Discharge, National Business Institute, July 2013
  • When and How to Discipline or Discharge – Employee Documentation, Discipline & Discharge, National Business Institute, July 2013
  • Cumulative Supplement to Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Southeastern Regional Editor and Florida Co-Author – American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law and Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., 2013
  • Privacy and Social Media in the Workplace – 13th Annual Fundamentals of Employment Law, Sterling Education Seminar, January 2014
  • Employment Claims You Should Know About – Tampa Bay Paralegal Association, February 2014
  • BYOD: An Employee’s Perspective – Midwinter Meeting, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, March 2014
  • A Primer for Workers Compensation Attorneys on Common Employment Claims – Hillsborough County Bar Association, April 2014
  • Social Media, Employer Surveillance and Employee Privacy – Blazing the Trail: Courage | Challenge | Change, Annual Convention, National Employment Lawyers Association, June 2014
  • Cumulative Supplement to Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Southeastern Regional Editor and Florida Co-Author – American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law and Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., 2014
  • Overview of Confidentiality, Non-Compete, and Non-Solicitation Agreements – Hiring and Terminating: The Ins and Outs of Employment Law, Sterling Education Seminars, Inc., January 2015
  • The Termination Process – Hiring and Terminating: The Ins and Outs of Employment Law, Sterling Education Seminars, Inc., January 2015
  • Settlement Agreements – Fourth Annual 11th Circuit Regional Program, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, January 2015
  • To Catch a Thief: Prosecuting, Defending and Insuring Claims for Cyber Espionage – MidWinter Meeting, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, March 2015
  • The Basics of Litigating Front Pay, Compensation and Punitive Damages Claims (Plaintiff’s Perspective) – 9th Annual Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, November 2015
  • Cumulative Supplement to Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Southeastern Regional Editor and Florida Co-Author – American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law and Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., 2015
  • Hiring and Terminating Employees in the Current Economy – Essentials of Employment Law, Sterling Education Seminars, Inc., January 2016
  • Privacy and Today’s Technology in the Workplace – Essentials of Employment Law, Sterling Education Seminars, Inc., January 2016
  • Website Accessibility for Individuals with Disabilities – Fifth Annual 11th Circuit Regional Program, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, January 2016
  • Outstanding Faculty Member, Employment Law Trial Skills Program – Stetson University College of Law, 2001

Educational Background:

  • Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, Bachelor of Arts, 1984
Office Location for Cynthia N. Sass

601 West Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33603

Phone: 813-251-5599

 

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