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Janet E. Wise is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by The Florida Bar since 2001, which recognizes her special knowledge, skills and proficiency in labor and employment law, along with her professionalism and ethical standards. As an attorney with the Sass Law Firm, she brings over 29 years of experience to the practice which primarily represents employees from both the private and public sectors in workplace disputes. Ms. Wise speaks frequently on employment law topics, especially in the area of attorney ethics, and serves on various committees, both locally and nationally. Janet has made the Florida Super Lawyer® list in Employment Law since 2014 as published by Thomson Reuters and was chosen by Lawdragon as one of its 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment and Civil Rights Lawyers since 2020.
Ms. Wise graduated cum laude from Newberry College before obtaining her law degree from Georgia State University College of Law, and she is admitted to both The Florida Bar and the State Bar of Georgia. Janet is a member, and was 2020-2021 Chair, of The Florida Bar’s Labor & Employment Law Certification Committee, which is responsible for, among other things, determining whether applicants have met the minimum standards for Board Certification in Labor and Employment Law and developing and grading Labor and Employment Law certification examinations in Florida. Ms. Wise is a past President of the Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and past co-chair of NELA’s Ethics and Sanctions Committee, and she continues to support attorneys who practice in the area of labor and employment law by her work on NELA’s Ethics and Sanctions Advisory Council.
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Articles & Publications
Does the Opposition Clause Have Only Selective Application? The Use of the Manager Rule by Defendants to Limit Retaliation Claims
Empower | Educate | Excel, Annual Convention, National Employment Lawyers Association
Ethics Tips for NELA Lawyers
Labor Day Conference, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association
Celebrating 30 Years of Employee Rights Advocacy, Annual Convention, National Employment Lawyers Association
“Objection as to Form” – Obstructionist Conduct or an Exercise in Restraint?
Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association
Issues to Consider When Providing Internship Programs
Establishing a Winning Internship Program for the Company and Student: Legal Issues, Tampa Bay Technology Forum: Grow Tampa Bay Tech and the University of Tampa
Obtaining Attorneys’ Fees Practically & Ethically
The Summit for Workers’ Rights, Annual Convention, National Employment Lawyers Association
Top Five Ethical Dilemmas Plaintiff’s Employment Lawyers Face
Soaking Up the Sun: Employment Law Exposure in Florida, Annual Conference, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association
Professionalism and Avoidance of Sanctions
Tips for Litigating Plaintiffs’ Employment Cases, State Bar of Georgia
Maternal Wall Bias and Related Claims
Litigation Perspectives from Start to Finish, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association
NELA’s Ethics Survival Kit: The Rules, Opinions & Decisions All NELA Members Should Have at Their Fingertips
20th Annual Convention, National Employment Lawyers Association
Preparing or Coaching the Witness: Where is the Ethical Line?
Connect | Explore | Energize, 18th Annual Convention. National Employment Lawyers Association
Who Can We Talk To? Ex Parte Communications and Ethical Concerns
Advocating the Rights of Employees in the 21st Century, Florida Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association
Motions for Sanctions in Federal and State Court
Employment Law at its Best!, Labor and Employment Law Section, The Florida Bar
Survey of Rule 11 Case Law from 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and D.C. Circuits
Bridging the Divide: Strategies for Fairness in the Workplace, National Employment Lawyers Association