On Friday, March 13, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”). If passed by the U.S. Senate, the Act will have ramifications on [...]
Brett Schneider is the Managing Director of the Palm Beach office and chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Division. As a Florida Bar Board Certified attorney in Labor and Employment Law, Brett helps public and private sector employers resolve issues in a prompt and efficient manner.
Brett represents public sector employers in negotiating collective bargaining agreements, labor impasse proceedings, unfair labor practice proceedings and labor arbitrations. As workplace issues continue to evolve, he advises clients on employee drug testing (particularly with the legalization of medical marijuana in Florida), sexual harassment and employee medical issues. Brett provides pragmatic advice in line with his clients’ business objectives.
Brett handles employment litigation for public and private employers in matters arising under federal, state and local employment laws such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Florida Civil Rights Act (FCRA). Brett defends employers in wage and hour suits brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and has successfully guided clients through Department of Labor Wage & Hour Audits. He also represents employers before federal, state and local administrative agencies such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Florida Public Employees Relations Commission (PERC).
Certified by the HR Certification Institute and by the Society for Human Resource Management, Brett advises employers on human resources issues including personnel policies and procedures, discipline and discharge matters, drug and alcohol testing, employee privacy rights and educational and training programs for managers and supervisors. He works closely with employers to ensure that their practices comply with federal, state and local laws.
Brett is a frequent speaker on labor and employment law and human resources matters, including the impact of the legalization of medical marijuana on Florida employers, the #metoo movement, and workplace violence.
Brett previously practiced labor and employment law at large national law firms in Washington D.C. and New York.
New York, 1999
District of Columbia, 2000
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2005
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 2006
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2001
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2002
U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, 2003
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, 2005
George Washington University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1999
University of Maryland, B.A., Government and Politics, with honors, 1996
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