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Andrew W. McLaughlin assists clients in labor and employment matters. He represents private, public and non-profit employers in labor, employment discrimination, restrictive covenant, minimum wage/overtime, employment contract, and employee benefits related litigation. He also provides clients with proactive advice regarding their HR practices including assisting in the administration of their employee benefits plans. 

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

Events, Labor & Employment News Update: Breaking Through the Noise: Labor & Employment Issues Post-Pandemic
Stearns Weaver Miller News Program Special|June 2021

Publications: SBA Issues Restaurant Revitalization Funding Program (Not Just for Restaurants)
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|April 2021

Events: Small Business Virtual Tax Roundtable: Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Tax Issues and Employee Retention Credit (ERC) Update
U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy Webinar|February 2021

Events: WEBINAR: PPP Part II and Employee Retention Credit Overview
Stearns Weaver Miller Webinar|January 2021

Events: Three Things That Make Employers Uncomfortable
Florida Public Human Resources Association (FPHRA) 1st Annual Education Series|August 2020

Publications: Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?
BeLabor the Point Blog|July 2020

Publications: Top Takeaways from Our Back to Work Virtual Chat
BeLabor the Point Blog|June 2020

Events: Back to Work Virtual Chat
Stearns Weaver Miller Webinar|June 2020

Events: Virtual Webinar - Navigating Issues That Make HR Uncomfortable
South Brevard Society for Human Resource Management|May 2020

Events: Virtual Webinar - CARES Act
April 2020

COVID News Update, Labor & Employment News Update, Publications: Federal Paid Leave Law Signed by President Trump
BeLabor The Point Blog|March 2020

Publications: IRS Applies Some WD-40 to its Form W-4
BeLabor the Point Blog|January 2020

Publications: Strict Enforcement of Non-Negotiable Employment Policies: A Few Horror Stories
BeLabor the Point Blog|October 2019

Events: Do Not Repeat the Same Wage and Hour Mistakes in 2019
2019 HR Florida Conference & Expo|August 2019

Events: Guess What HR Forgot When Employees Went on Long-Term LOA? After FMLA and ADA, Remember Your Benefit Plans
Stearns Weaver Miller's 29th Annual Labor and Employment Law Seminar|May 2019

Events: Guess What HR Forgot When Employees Went on Long-Term LOA? After FMLA and ADA, Remember Your Benefit Plans
Stearns Weaver Miller's Annual Tampa Labor and Employment Law Seminar|May 2019

Events: Meet the Gang – NLRB Workplace Rules, What’s Up at the EEOC, Immigration Update, Wage and Hour Hot Topics, Marijuana Update
Stearns Weaver Miller's Annual Tampa Labor and Employment Law Seminar|May 2019

Publications: Don't Be Snake Bit. Make Sure the COBRA Notices You Use Are Correct.
BeLabor the Point Blog|January 2019

Events: Another ERISA Fiduciary Duty? Protecting Your Benefit Plan's Confidential Information
Stearns Weaver Miller's 28th Annual Labor and Employment Law Seminar|April 2018

Publications: New Tip Rules Impact All Employers Who Receive Tips
BeLabor The Point Blog |March 2018

Publications: Tax Reform: Confidential Sexual Harassment Settlements Come With a Price
BeLabor The Point Blog|December 2017

Labor & Employment News Update, Publications: 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: Our group is growing – Tampa here we come!
BeLabor The Point Blog|August 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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