Andrew L. Rodman
Andrew Rodman is a Shareholder in the Firm's Labor & Employment Law Department. He also serves as a member of the Firm's Board of Directors. Andrew's labor & employment law practice encompasses both counseling and litigation on behalf of employers.
On the counseling side, Andrew takes pride in developing working partnerships with his clients to analyze problems and implement practical solutions to the broad range of issues that executives and Human Resource professionals regularly encounter. The issues on which Andrew provides counseling include the hiring process, background screening and Fair Credit Reporting Act requirements, drug testing and Drug-Free Workplace issues, compliance with federal, state and local EEO laws, discipline, termination, reduction in force, workplace safety, conducting internal investigations and audits, drafting personnel policies, preparing severance and release agreements, drafting employment contracts, independent contractor agreements and non-compete agreements, managing employee leave-related issues under the FMLA, ADA and USERRA, wage and hour compliance, and protecting confidential and proprietary information.
On the litigation side, Andrew defends clients before administrative agencies (such as the EEOC and Florida Commission on Human Relations), federal and state courts, and arbitration panels against claims concerning employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation and whistleblower retaliation, unpaid wages (including overtime, minimum wage, and commissions), OSHA compliance, defamation, and family, medical and military leave. Andrew has litigated claims under Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, USERRA, OSHA, Sections 1981 and 1983, and their state counterparts.
Andrew also represents clients in non-compete, trade secret, and employment contract litigation.
Andrew conducts management training and internal audits for clients as preventative measures aimed at avoiding internal complaints, administrative investigations, and costly litigation.
Andrew is a co-editor of the Florida Employment Law Letter (a BLR publication) and a regular contributor to the firm’s labor and employment law blog, BeLabor the Point. He currently is serving a 3-year term on the Florida Bar Grievance Committee. Andrew has served as Legislative Director on the Board of the Greater Miami Society for Human Resource Management.
Before joining the Firm, Andrew worked in the New Haven/Hartford, Connecticut firm Siegel, O’Connor, Schiff & Zangari, and in the Boston, Massachusetts firm Stoneman Chandler & Miller. At each of those firms, Andrew represented management in labor and employment law.
- Delva v. The Continental Group, Inc., 137 So. 3d 371 (Fla. 2014) – represented The Continental Group in defense of sex and pregnancy discrimination claims, and argued the case before Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal and the Florida Supreme Court.
- Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal affirmed jury verdict entered for international banking institution on national origin discrimination claims.
- Represented golf courses and country clubs in defense of individual and collective action overtime claims, negotiation of employment and separation agreements, and defense of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation litigation.
- Obtained summary judgment on behalf of retail grocery chain on race and national origin discrimination claims.
- Obtained summary judgment in federal court on behalf of national banking institution on Family and Medical Leave Act claims.
- Obtained summary judgment on behalf of local banking institution on race, color, and national origin discrimination claims.
- Represented cruise line in collective action overtime litigation involving more than 70 opt-in plaintiffs.
- Obtained summary judgment on behalf of local banking institution on whistleblower retaliation claim.
- Obtained dismissal, following 3-day evidentiary hearing, of race and age discrimination claims asserted against property management company.
- Obtained dismissal of race and age discrimination claims asserted against national banking institution.
- Represented timeshare company in collective action overtime litigation involving in excess of 700 opt-in plaintiffs.
- Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal affirmed summary judgment for retail grocery chain on sexual harassment claim.
- Obtained summary judgment in federal court on behalf of medical billing review company on claims of sexual harassment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent supervision, and negligent retention.
- AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
- Employers Counsel Network, Best Column (“Ask Andy” – Florida Employment Law Letter), 2015
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