Yvette D. Everhart

Top rated Employment & Labor attorney in Tampa, Florida

Sass Law Firm
Yvette D. Everhart
Sass Law Firm

Practice Areas: Employment & Labor; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 2007

Education: Stetson University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2017
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Yvette D. Everhart is a shareholder in Sass Law Firm, has practiced labor and employment law in Florida since graduating from Stetson University College of Law and is an advocate of employee rights. Ms. Everhart is Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by The Florida Bar with over 15 years of experience, making her well-versed in a wide variety of employment law issues. Over the years, Yvette has served on various committees and is currently the Secretary/Treasurer of the Labor and Employment Law Section of The Florida Bar, as well as a member of its Executive Council. On a national level, she is the Employee Chair of the Treatise Committee of the Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association.

Ms. Everhart’s experience includes representing individual employees before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, as well as various government agencies, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR), the Florida Public Employee Relations Commission (PERC), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and Florida’s unemployment agency, the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO).

Yvette Everhart has spoken at a variety of employment law educational conferences and is the author of several published articles. In 2021, she became the Southeast Regional Editor of the national treatise, Employment at Will, a State-by-State Survey, and serves as the Southeast Region Editor and co-author of the Florida Chapter, since it was first published in 2011 by the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment Law and BNA Bloomberg (n/k/a Bloomberg Industry Group), as well as each yearly supplement and the 2017 Second Edition. Yvette is a current member and past President of the Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association, also known as Florida NELA, and has been included on the Super Lawyers® list published by Thomson Reuters in the area of employment law. She made Lawdragon’s list of 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment & Civil Rights Lawyers since 2020 and is AV Preeminent ® rated by Martindale-Hubbell through its peer review survey, which is its highest peer rating standard. After graduating cum laude from Stetson University, she attended Stetson University College of Law and was the recipient of both The Florida Bar’s Labor and Employment Law Dean W. Gary Vause Award and the school’s Judge Alexander Paskay Bankruptcy Award.

For a full list of Yvette’s awards, publications, speaking engagements, associations and committees, check out her Resume CV at www.EmploymentLawTampa.com.

*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.

Practice areas

Employment & Labor: Employee

Focus areas

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

  • 100% Employment & Labor: Employee

First Admitted: 2007, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.employmentlawtampa.com/attorneys/yvette-d-everha...

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Council Member – Executive Council, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2017-present
  • Secretary/Treasurer – Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2022-2023
  • Employee Co-Chair – Treatise Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2022-2023
  • Committee Member – Continuing Legal Education Committee, The Florida Bar, 2021-2023
  • Co-Chair – Website Subcommittee, Communications Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2017-2023
  • Committee Member – Communications Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2016-2019
  • Vice Chair – Treatise Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, 2021-2022
  • Legal Education Director – Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2021-2022
  • Program Co-Chair – Advanced Labor Topics, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2021
  • Committee Member – Law School Liaison Subcommittee, Outreach Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar 2016-2019
  • Committee Member – Outreach Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2015-present
  • Co-Chair – Law School Liaison Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2016-2017
  • Program Co-Chair – Hot Topics in Employment Law, Fall Conference, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2016
  • Committee Member – Membership Outreach Subcommittee, Outreach Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2015-2016
  • President – Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, 2012-2013
  • President-Elect – Florida Chapter,  National Employment Lawyers Association, 2011-2012
  • Vice President of Programming – Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, 2010-2011
  • Member – Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar
  • Member – Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
  • Member – Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member – Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2019-present
Newsletters:
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by The Florida Bar since 2017
Educational Background:
  • Juris Doctor - Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida, 2006
  • Bachelor of Business Administration - Stetson University, cum laude, Deland, Florida, 2003
Videos:
White Papers:
  • Regional Editor, Southeastern Region – Annual Supplement to Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Second Edition, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, and Bloomberg, 2021
  • Florida Co-Author, Southeastern Region – Annual Supplement to Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Second Edition, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, and Bloomberg, 2021
  • Florida Co-Author, Southeastern Region – Annual Supplement to Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Second Edition, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, and Bloomberg, 2020
  • Florida Co-Author, Southeastern Region, Annual Supplement to Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Second Edition, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, and Bloomberg BNA, 2019
  • Florida Co-Author, Southeastern Region – Annual Supplement to Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Second Edition, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, and Bloomberg BNA, https://books.bloomberglaw.com/products/employment-at-will-a-state-by-state-survey-second-edition-with-2018-supplement, 2018
  • Florida Co-Author, Southeastern Region – Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Second Edition, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, and Bloomberg BNA, https://books.bloomberglaw.com/products/employment-at-will-a-state-by-state-survey-second-edition-with-2018-supplement, 2017
  • Florida Co-Author, Southeastern Region – Annual Supplement to Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, and Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., https://books.bloomberglaw.com/products/employment-at-will-a-state-by-state-survey-second-edition-with-2018-supplement, 2016
  • Don’t Speak English? Don’t Worry, English Speaking Only Policies in the Workplace Violate the Law Hola Tampa Bay magazine, 2016
  • Florida Co-Author, Southeastern Region – Annual Supplement to Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, and Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., https://books.bloomberglaw.com/products/employment-at-will-a-state-by-state-survey-second-edition-with-2018-supplement, 2015
  • Florida Co-Author, Southeastern Region – Annual Supplement to Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, and Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., https://books.bloomberglaw.com/products/employment-at-will-a-state-by-state-survey-second-edition-with-2018-supplement, 2014
  • Florida Co-Author, Southeastern Region – Annual Supplement to Employment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, and Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., https://books.bloomberglaw.com/products/employment-at-will-a-state-by-state-survey-second-edition-with-2018-supplement, 2013
  • Class Arbitration Update: NLRB RulesLawyer magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2012
  • Florida Co-Author, Southeastern RegionEmployment at Will, A State-by-State Survey, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, and Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., https://books.bloomberglaw.com/products/employment-at-will-a-state-by-state-survey-second-edition-with-2018-supplement, 2011
  • Taking a Stand Against Subpoenas to Former EmployersLawyer magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2011
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Workplace Rights: What Nurses Need to Know – Florida Nurses Association Membership Assembly (Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida), September, Speaker, 2022
  • Empower, Advocate and Represent Employee Rights in the Workplace – On the Record with Sarina Fazan, Sarina Fazan Network (Interview), April, Speaker, 2022
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – Interview with Karen Navia, Telemundo (Interview), March, Speaker, 2022
  • EEO – Procedural – 22nd Labor and Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, Speaker/Author, 2022
  • The Attorney-Client Privilege for Labor & Employment Practitioners – 15th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, Speaker/Author, 2021
  • Age Discrimination in the Workplace – Interview with Anthony Hill, ABC Action News (Interview), October, Speaker, 2021
  • EEO - Procedural – 21st Labor and Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review, Virtual Meeting, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, January, Speaker/Author, 2021
  • Electronic Communication Policies and Social Media – 14th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Virtual), November, Speaker, 2020
  • DEO – Trying the Reemployment Assistance Case – Practicing Before State Labor and Employment Agencies, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar (Tallahassee, Florida), March , Speaker, 2020
  • Everything (Well Almost Everything) Employers and Employees (and Their Counsel) Need to Know About Electronic Communication Policies and Social Media – 14th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference (Virtual), Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, November, Author, 2020
  • EEO - Procedural - 20th Labor and Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review, Winter Meeting, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, Orlando, Speaker/Author, https://www.employmentlawtampa.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020-EEO-Procedural-by-Yvette-Everhart-Employee-Rights-Attorney-PPT.pdf, 2020
  • Who Is Entitled to Protection From Retaliation? (Fundamentals) - 13th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Track, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, Moderator/Speaker/Author, 2019
  • Sexual Harassment Can Be Prevented and Stopped – Sexual Harassment Training and Forum, U.S. Representative Kathy Castor, Hillsborough Community College (Tampa, Florida), February, Speaker, 2018
  • Employee Perspective on Strategic Use of Forensic Experts in Defending Non-Compete, Trade Secret and Business Tort Claims – Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee Midwinter Meeting, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, Acknowledgment of Contribution, 2018
  • Class Action Waivers from the Advocates Point of View – Midwinter Meeting, ADR in Labor and Employment Law Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association (Clearwater Beach, Florida), February, Speaker, 2018
  • Discrimination, Harassment and Abuse by Employers – Business Class of Dr. Charmaine Rose, St. Leo University (Tampa, Florida), June , Speaker, 2017
  • Workplace Challenges of Privacy, Social Media and Technology Issues – 16th Annual Employment Law: Rights, Benefits, and Emerging Issues, Sterling Education, Inc., Acknowledgment of Contribution, 2017
  • Wage & Hour and Unpaid Wages – Sandspur Chapter of Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Tampa, Florida), October, Speaker, 2016
  • New Federal Rule – Overtime and Salaried Workers – Continuing Education Meeting, Sandspur Chapter of Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, October, Author, 2016
  • Human Resource Practices from a Plaintiff Attorney’s Perspective – Business Class of Dr. Charmaine Rose, St. Leo University (Clearwater, Florida), July, Speaker, 2016
  • Litigation Holds in Employment Lawsuits: Creating an Early and Effective Plan for Collecting and Preserving ESI – Strafford Publications, Inc. (Live Webinar), April, Speaker/Author, 2016
  • Structuring Settlement Agreements & Related Tax Considerations in Employment Cases – Strategies for Winning Employment Cases, Fall Conference, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association (St. Petersburg, Florida), September, Speaker/Author, 2015
  • Florida Update: Employment Law – National Business Institute™ (Teleconference Tampa, Florida), September, Speaker/Author, 2012
  • Practicing in Public Interest Law from an Employee Attorney’s Perspective – Professionalism Day, Stetson University College of Law (St. Petersburg, Florida), January, Speaker, 2011
  • The Americans With Disabilities Act – EEO Training Seminar, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission & City of Tampa Community Affairs Division (Tampa, Florida), September, Speaker, 2009
  • Yours, Mine or Theirs: The Document Dilemma – Employment Law Progression in a Recession, Fall Conference, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association (St. Petersburg, Florida), September, Speaker/Author, 2009
Honors/Awards:
  • , Florida Super Lawyers® – Employment Law for Employees since 2019, Thomson Reuters, 2022
  • , AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, since 2021, 2022
  • , 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment and Civil Rights & Civil Rights Lawyers, since 2020, Lawdragon, 2022
  • , Top Attorney Superb 10.0 since 2008, Avvo, 2022
  • , Lead Counsel Verified in Employment Law, Thomson Reuters, since 2019, 2022
  • , Volunteer of the Year Award, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar, 2020
  • Rising Star in Employment Law also for 2016, Florida Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters, 2017
  • Dean W. Gary Vause Award, The Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section, 2006
  • Judge Alexander Paskay Bankruptcy Award, Stetson University College of Law, 2006
Industry Groups:
  • Employee Rights
  • Legal

Office location for Yvette D. Everhart

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

Phone: 813-251-5599

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  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2017

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