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Overview

Andrew W. McLaughlin assists clients in labor and employment matters with a focus on employee benefits, particularly the impact of the Affordable Care Act and EBSA audits. He also represents clients in ERISA litigation. 

Andy represents property owners including shopping centers, restaurants, office buildings, hotels and other places of public accommodation in ADA accessibility lawsuits and defends credit unions and financial institutions against fair housing complaints.

Andy has an L.L.M. in Taxation and a Certificate in Employee Benefits.

Representative Experience

  • Defends discrimination and wrongful discharge claims.
  • Defends class actions.
  • Represents employers before the EEOC and Department of Labor Wage & Hour and EBSA divisions.
  • Advises employers about new legislation.
  • Prepares employee handbooks and develops drug-testing and other policies.
  • Counsels and litigates confidentiality and non-compete agreements.
  • Defends places of public accommodation against ADA Title III accessibility lawsuits.
  • Defends lending institutions against fair lending discrimination claims.
  • Counsels employers regarding severance issues.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • The Florida Bar Labor & Employment Law Section
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
  • American Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section

Publications & Presentations

Publications, Recent News Updates: Retirement Plan Hurricane Relief for Affected Participants
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|November 2017

Publications: What’s the effect of the Sessions’ memo on transgender discrimination?
BeLabor The Point Blog|October 2017

Publications: Recent Developments in Pregnancy Discrimination Laws
Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer Magazine|January 2017

Events: Politics & Beyond: How (and if) Employers Should Limit Activism in the Workplace
HR Tampa|August 2016

Publications: New Overtime Regulations: Employers have options for compliance
July 2016

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