Cynthia N. Sass

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Tampa, FL

Sass Law Firm
 | 601 West Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33603
Phone: 813.251.5599
Fax: 813.259.9797
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee
Attorney Profile

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, 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 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.

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.

For a full list of Cynthia’s awards, publications, speaking engagement and associations, check out her Resume CV.

 
Practice Areas

Employment & Labor: Employee (100%)

Employment & Labor (100%): Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment

Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019

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White Papers

  • - 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, April 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 BNA, November 2013 - 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, November 2017

  • - 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 The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., November 2011

  • An Overview of the Fair Labor Standards Act for the Non-Employment Lawyer Lawyer magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association, February 2005

  • Department of Labor’s Regulation Requiring Notice Under the Family & Medical Leave Act Held Invalid by the Eleventh CircuitLawyer magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association, November 1999

  • Is Written Notice a Condition Precedent to Bringing a Whistleblower Cause of Action Against A Private Employer?Lawyer magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association, March 1997

  • Taxation of Recoveries Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act After SchleierLawyer magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association, May 1995

  • Sexual Harassment: Psychological Injury No Longer Necessary to Prove Hostile Work EnvironmentThe Checkoff magazine, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 1993

  • About Cynthia Sass

    Admitted: 1987, Florida

    Professional Webpage: https://www.employmentlawtampa.com/attorneys/cynthia-n-sass/

    Honors/Awards:

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

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Federal Mediator / Florida Supreme Court Mediator Circuit Civil since 2002, 2002

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • United States Supreme Court, Admitted to Practice since 2006
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Admitted to Practice since 2005
    • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Admitted to Practice since 1988
    • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, Admitted to Practice since 1991
    • Florida Supreme Court, Admitted to Practice since 1987
    • Florida District Courts of Appeal, Admitted to Practice since 1987
    • The Florida Bar, Admitted to Practice since 1987
    • Emeritus Employee Co-Chair – 14th Annual Section Conference Planning Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2019-2020
    • Committee Member – Annual 11th Circuit Regional Program Planning Committee, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2019-2020
    • Executive Council Member – Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 1998-present
    • Employee Co-Chair – 13th Annual Section Conference Planning Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2018-2019
    • Co-Chair – ABA Liaison Committee, Labor and Employment Section, The Florida Bar, 2016-2019
    • Committee Member – Lawyers for the Arts Committee, Tampa Museum of Art, 2019-present
    • Fellow – The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2011-present
    • Committee Member – Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2010-present
    • Committee Member – Employment-at-Will Subcommittee, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2009-present
    • Committee Member – Technology Subcommittee, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2009-2014, 2018-present
    • Co-Chair – Labor and Employment Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2016-2019
    • Employee Vice Chair – 12th Annual Section Conference Planning Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2017-2018
    • Employee Co-Chair - Webinar Committee, Section of Labor & Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2016-2018
    • Employee Co-Chair – Technology in the Practice & Workplace Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2009-2012
    • Florida Supreme Court Appointee – Standard Jury Instruction Committee – Civil Cases, a Special Committee, The Florida Bar, 2010-2015
    • Executive Board Member – Trial & Litigation Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2010-2016
    • Chair – Spoliation Subcommittee, Standard Jury Instruction Committee – Civil Cases, a Special Committee, Florida Supreme Court Appointee, The Florida Bar, 2010-2015
    • Committee Member – Employment Subcommittee, Standard Jury Instruction Committee – Civil Cases, a Special Committee, Florida Supreme Court Appointee, The Florida Bar, 2010-2015
    • Employee Co-Chair – National Programs Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2014-2016
    • Co-Chair – Annual 11th Circuit Regional Program Planning Committee, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2013-2014
    • Employee Co-Chair – Technology in the Practice & Workplace Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2009-2012
    • Participant – Leadership Development Program, Section of Labor and Employment Law Section, American Bar Association, 2009-2012
    • Committee Member – Negligence Subcommittee, Standard Jury Instruction Committee – Civil Cases, a Special Committee, Florida Supreme Court Appointee, The Florida Bar, 2011
    • Chair – Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2006-2007
    • Chair-Elect – Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2005-2006
    • Legal Education Chair – Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2004-2005
    • CLE Chair – Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2003-2004
    • Co-Chair – Judicial Education Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2002-2003
    • President – Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, 1999-2000
    • Co-Chair – Individual Rights Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 1999
    • President-Elect – Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, 1998-1999
    • Member – Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar
    • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
    • Member – Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
    • Member – Trial Lawyers Section, The Florida Bar
    • Member – Federal Bar Association
    • Member – Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association
    • Member – Labor and Employment Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • Member – Trial & Litigation Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • First Amendment in Public Employment – 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, Speaker, 2019
    • First Amendment as It Applies to Public Employees – 45th Annual Public Employment Labor Relations Forum, Labor and Employment Law Section and the City, County and Local Government Law Section, The Florida Bar, October, Author, 2019
    • 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, Labor and Employment Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association (Tampa, Florida), April, Speaker/Author, 2019
    • A View From the Bench: I Wish I Didn’t Know Now What I Didn’t Know Then – 12th Annual Section Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (San Francisco, California), November, Speaker/Moderator, 2018
    • Where’s the Witness? Preserving Witness Testimony Through Trial – Effectively Litigating Employment Cases from Inception Through Trial, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar (Palm Beach, Florida), September, Speaker/Author, 2018
    • Strategic Use of Forensic Experts in Prosecuting and Defending Non Compete, Trade Secret and Business Tort Claims – Midwinter Meeting, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Clearwater Beach, Florida), March, Speaker/Author, 2018
    • Beyond Employment: ADA Compliance on Social Media and in Your Building – Advanced Labor & Employment Topics 2017, Labor and Employment Law Section and CLE Committee, The Florida Bar (Key West, Florida), Speaker/Author, 2017
    • ADA Compliance Issues: What Happens When Websites & Apps are Inaccessible – ADA and Website Accessibility, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar (Live Webinar), February, Speaker/Author, 2017
    • EEO – Procedural – 17th Labor and Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar (Kissimmee, Florida), January, Speaker/Author, 2017
    • Workplace Challenges of Privacy, Social Media and Technology Issues – 16th Annual Employment Law: Rights, Benefits, and Emerging Issues, Sterling Education, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), January, Speaker/Author, 2017
    • Return to Work Issues – 10th Annual Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Chicago, Illinois), November, Speaker, 2016
    • Most Websites are Not ADA Compliant, Is Yours One of Them? – Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Live Webinar), March 2016, Speaker/Moderator, 2016
    • ADA/Website Accessibility – Fifth Annual 11th Circuit Regional Program, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (Coral Gables, Florida), January, Speaker, 2016
    • Website Accessibility for Individuals with Disabilities – Fifth Annual 11th Circuit Regional Program, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, January, Author, 2016
    • Hiring and Terminating Employees in the Current Economy – Essentials of Employment Law, Sterling Education, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), January, Speaker/Author, 2016
    • Privacy and Today’s Technology in the Workplace – Essentials of Employment Law, Sterling Education, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), January, Speaker/Author, 2016
    • Emerging Issue of Website Compliance Under the ADA – Continuing Education Meeting, Sandspur Chapter, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Tampa, Florida), October, Speaker/Author, 2016
    • Employee Rights in the Workplace – Rights & Repairs, Money Talk 1010 AM Radio (Tampa, Florida), September, Speaker, 2016
    • Is Your Website Compliant? – Up, Up and Away with Websites and Drones – Celebration: A Century of Service, Risk Management Committee, Florida Realtors (Orlando, Florida), August, Speaker/Author, 2016
    • 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 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), November, Speaker/Author, 2015
    • To Catch a Thief: Prosecuting, Defending and Insuring Claims for Cyber Espionage – MidWinter Meeting, Section of Labor and Employment Law (Naples, Florida), March, Speaker/Author, 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, Speaker, 2015
    • Settlement Agreements – Fourth Annual 11th Circuit Regional Program, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (Coral Gables, Florida), January, Speaker/Author, 2015
    • The Termination Process – Hiring and Terminating: The Ins and Outs of Employment Law, Sterling Education, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), January, Speaker/Author, 2015
    • Overview of Confidentiality, Non-Compete, and Non-Solicitation Agreements – Hiring and Terminating: The Ins and Outs of Employment Law, Sterling Education, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), January, Speaker/Author, 2015
    • SOX, OSHA, and Beyond:  Litigating Whistleblower Claims at the U.S. Department of Labor – 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, Speaker, 2014
    • BYOD: An Employee’s Perspective – Midwinter Meeting, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, March, Speaker/Author, 2014
    • Social Media, Employer Surveillance and Employee Privacy – Blazing the Trail: Courage | Challenge | Change, Annual Convention, National Employment Lawyers Association (Boston, Massachusetts), June, Speaker/Author, 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, Speaker, 2014
    • A Primer for Workers Compensation Attorneys on Common Employment Claims – Hillsborough County Bar Association, April, Author, 2014
    • Balancing Interests in a BYOD World – Midwinter Meeting, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Mexico), March, Speaker, 2014
    • Employment Claims You Should Know About – Tampa Bay Paralegal Association (Tampa, Florida), February, Speaker/Author, 2014
    • Privacy and Social Media in the Workplace – 13th Annual Fundamentals of Employment Law, Sterling Education, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), January, Speaker/Author, 2014
    • When and How to Discipline or Discharge – Employee Documentation, Discipline & Discharge, National Business Institute™ (Tampa, Florida), July, Speaker/Author, 2013
    • Recruitment/Hiring Documents – Employee Documentation, Discipline & Discharge, National Business Institute™ (Live Webinar), July, Speaker/Author, 2013
    • Ethical Issues Facing Attorneys in the Age of Technology – Trial Technology and Ethics, Annual CLE Seminar, Trial and Litigation Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association (Tampa, Florida), May, Speaker/Author, 2013
    • Social Media: The Separation of Work and Play – National Symposium on Technology in Labor and Employment Law, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Berkeley, California), April, Speaker/Moderator, 2013
    • Update on Ethical Issues and Social Media – Midwinter Meeting, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Miami Beach, Florida), March, Speaker/Author, 2013
    • Electronic Dumpster Diving: The Legal Ethics of “TMI” – 6th Annual Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Atlanta, Georgia), November, Speaker/Author, 2012
    • Florida Update: Employment Law – Teleconference, National Business Institute™ (Teleconference), September, Speaker/Author, 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, Speaker, 2012
    • Current Issues in Fair Labor Standards Act Litigation – 11th Circuit Regional Program, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (Coral Gables, Florida), February 2012, Speaker/Author, 2012
    • General Practitioners Beware! Employment Claims You Should Know About – Continuing Legal Education Luncheon, The Plant City Bar Association (Plant City, Florida), November, Speaker/Author, 2011
    • Building a Book of Business – 5th Annual Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Seattle, Washington), November, Speaker, 2011
    • Rainmaking: The Art of Increasing Business for Your Law Firm – 5th Annual Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, November, Author, 2011
    • The Employment Lawyers’ Speech: A Panel Discussion Significant Cases, NLRB Changes and EEOC/DOL Developments from the Past Year – Labor and Employment Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association (Tampa, Florida), October, Speaker, 2011
    • EEOC Developments from the Past Year – The Employment Lawyers’ Speech: A Panel Discussion on Significant Cases, NLRB Changes and EEOC/DOL Developments from the Past Year, Labor and Employment Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association, October, Author, 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, Speaker/Author, 2011
    • Privacy and Social Media in the Workplace – Employment Law Update: Contemporary Challenges in a Changing Workplace, Sterling Education, Inc., August, Speaker/Author, 2011
    • Shaping Your Client’s Expectations from Intake to Settlement – 22nd Annual Convention, National Employment Lawyers Association (New Orleans, Louisiana), July, Speaker/Moderator, 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 (Naples, Florida), June, Speaker/Author, 2011
    • Discovery and Subpoenas for the Next Generation of Workplace Technology – 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, Speaker/Moderator, 2011
    • 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, Speaker/Author, 2011
    • 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, Speaker/Author, 2010
    • Legal Issues Facing Job Seekers – Real Estate Live Seminar, Greater Association of Realtors (Tampa, Florida), September, Speaker/Author, 2010
    • It’s Not Just Email Anymore: E-Discovery and Technology-Derived Evidence and the Virtual Workplace – Midyear Meeting, Technology in the Practice & Workplace Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (New York, New York), April, Speaker, 2010
    • Electronic Discovery and Technology-Derived Evidence – Midyear Meeting, Technology in the Practice and Workplace Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, April, Author, 2010
    • Legal Issues Facing Job Seekers – Career Development Seminar, University of Phoenix (Tampa, Florida), April, Speaker/Author, 2010
    • Beachcombing on the Non-Compete Shores: A Primer for Developing Electronic Evidence – Midwinter Meeting, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Coronado, California), March, Speaker, 2010
    • Electronic Spoliation Sanctions: Delete at Your Own Risk for Beachcombing on the Non-Compete Shores: A Primer for Developing Electronic Evidence – Midwinter Meeting, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, March, Author, 2010
    • Case Assessment: Assessing, Valuing and Strategizing When Employment Law Claims Walk Through Your Law Firm Door – Litigation Perspectives from Start to Finish, Winter Conference, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association (Lake Buena Vista, Florida), February, Speaker/Moderator, 2010
    • Discrimination and Fair Labor Standards Act Claims – Employment Discrimination Law Training Program for Judicial Law Clerks, Federal Judicial Center (Tampa, Florida), October, Speaker, 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 – President’s Showcase, 59th Annual Convention, The Florida Bar (Orlando, Florida), June, Speaker/Author, 2009
    • 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, Speaker/Author, 2008
    • 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, Speaker, 2008
    • 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, Author, 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, Speaker, 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, Author, 2008
    • Settlement of Employment Cases – Fighting for the Rights of Florida Employees!, Fall Conference, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association (Champions Gate, Florida), October, Speaker/Author, 2007
    • 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, Speaker/Author, 2007
    • Fair Labor Standards Act: Update – HR Fever, Masters Program, 70th Annual Conference, Florida Public Personnel Association (Tampa, Florida), July, Speaker, 2006
    • FMLA Update and 11th Amendment Immunity – Creative Lawyering: Winning Strategies in Employment Litigation, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association (St. Petersburg, Florida), June, Speaker/Author, 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, Speaker/Author, 2006
    • FLSA/Wage and Hour Basics Compliance – Fundamentals of Employment Law, Sterling Education, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), June, Speaker/Author, 2006
    • Terminating Employees – Fundamentals of Employment Law, Sterling Education, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), June, Speaker/Author, 2006
    • How Do You Value Your Case? – Advanced Labor Topics, Continuing Legal Education Committee and Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar (Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida), May, Speaker/Author, 2006
    • Solving Unique Pay Questions – Wage and Hour Law: Answers to Everyday Questions, National Business Institute™ (Orlando, Florida), April, Speaker/Author, 2006
    • Employment Discrimination Law Training Program for Judicial Law Clerks – Federal Judicial Center (Tampa, Florida), January, Speaker, 2006
    • 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, Speaker/Author, 2005
    • The Florida Civil Rights Act – Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Seminar, August, Speaker/Author, 2005
    • Wage and Hour Compliance Under the New FLSA Overtime Regulations – Suncoast Utilities Contractors Association (Tampa, Florida), February 2005, Speaker, 2005
    • Arbitration Pros and Cons from the Plaintiff’s Perspective – HR Tampa Fall Expo & Legal Conference (Tampa, Florida), November, Speaker, 2004
    • Harassment and Discrimination Update for the Modern Workplace – Human Resources Law Update, Sterling Education, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), July, Speaker/Author, 2004
    • Other Areas of Liability in Employment Discrimination: Age and Gender Discrimination – Fundamental Issues in Florida Human Resources Law, National Business Institute™ (Tampa, Florida), January, Speaker/Author, 2004
    • I Can’t Possibly Be a Target – 2nd Annual Conference, WCEA Staffing, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), October, Speaker/Author, 2003
    • Employment Laws in Florida – Delta Sigma Pi, Professional Business Fraternity (Tampa, Florida), March, Speaker/Author, 2003
    • Employment Laws in Florida – Boardroom Perspectives, May, Speaker, 2003
    • Employment Laws in Florida: Hiring to Firing – Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, December, Speaker/Author, 2002
    • Starting off Right: Client Intake, Case Evaluation and Selection – National Employment Lawyers Association, June, Speaker, 2002
    • Sexual Harassment: Employer and Employee Rights and Responsibilities – Fundamental Issues in Florida Human Resources Law, National Business Institute™, May, Speaker/Author, 2002
    • Keeping Ahead of the Tidal Wave of Employment Discrimination Issues – Continuing Legal Education Committee and Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, November, Program Chair, 2001
    • Laying a Good Foundation for Employment Practices – Larkin Contracting, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), November, Speaker, 2001
    • Wrongful Termination and Common Law Claims – American Bar Association and Stetson University College of Law (St. Petersburg, Florida), October, Speaker, 2001
    • Conducting the Interview – Selecting and Terminating Employees in Florida, National Business Institute™, August, Speaker/Author, 2001
    • Round Table Discussions – Strategizing Under the Sun, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, August, Speaker, 2001
    • Employment Law Trial Skills Program – Stetson University College of Law (St. Petersburg, Florida), July, Speaker, 2001
    • The Pitfalls of Thinking of Clauses as Boilerplate (in non-competition agreements) – Midwinter Meeting, Labor and Employment Law Section, American Bar Association, March, Speaker/Moderator, 2001
    • Mediation and Predispute Resolution and Investigation – Midwinter Meeting, Labor and Employment Law Section, American Bar Association, March 2001, Speaker, 2001
    • Sex, Lies and Other Statutory Violations – Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, February, Speaker/Author, 2001
    • Sex, Lies and Other Statutory Violations – Larkin Contracting, Inc. (Tampa, Florida), December, 2000 and January, Speaker, 2001
    • Round Table Discussions: Panel Member on Employment Issues – Strategizing Under the Sun, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, September, Speaker, 2000
    • State Law Claims – Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, December, Speaker/Author, 1999
    • Practical Tips and Issues Involved in Employment-Related Settlements From an Employee’s Perspective – Tactics and Techniques, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, September, Speaker/Author, 1999
    • Restrictive Covenants: Attacking The New Servitude – 10th Annual Convention, National Employment Lawyers Association (New Orleans, Louisiana), July 1999, Speaker/Moderator, 1999
    • Employment Law Trial Skills Program – Stetson University College of Law (St. Petersburg, Florida), July, Speaker, 1999
    • Overview of Employer’s Obligations Under Federal and State Law – Town & Country Chamber of Commerce (Tampa, Florida), May, Speaker, 1999
    • Discovery Issues – EEO Basics Seminar, American Bar Association, April, Speaker, 1999
    • Employment Law Trial Skills Program – Stetson University College of Law (St. Petersburg, Florida), March, Speaker, 1999
    • Offers of and Demands for Judgment – Tactics and Techniques, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, September, Speaker, 1999
    • Employee Hiring: What Are Your Options? – Women’s Symposium, December, Speaker/Author, 1998
    • The Family and Medical Leave Act and Equal Pay Act Issues – American Society of Women Accountants (n/k/a Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance), March, Speaker/Author, 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 , Author, 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, Speaker, 1998
    • New Traps and Sinkholes in the Florida Civil Rights Act – Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, January, Speaker/Author, 1998
    • Sex and Pregnancy Discrimination and Family and Medical Leave Act – Florida Legal Assistants, Inc., October, Speaker/Author, 1997
    • Stress and Mental Disorder: New Responsibilities for Employers Under the ADA – Personnel Law Update, Florida Conference, Council on Education in Management, February, Speaker/Author, 1996
    • New Responsibilities for Understanding Personnel Law – Council on Education in Management, July, Speaker/Author, 1995

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    • Juris Doctor – T. C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, 1987, 1987
    • Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, Bachelor of Arts, 1984
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    Office Location for Cynthia N. Sass

    601 West Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
    Tampa, FL 33603

    Phone: 813.251.5599

    Fax: 813.259.9797

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    Last Updated: 10/8/2019

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