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W. Jan Pietruszka

Partner, Labor & Employment Practice Co-Administrator
Bank of America Plaza
101 E. Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 2800
Tampa, FL 33602
Direct813.227.2245
Fax813.229.1660
jpietruszka@slk-law.com

Assistant

Debra Mazzarella
Direct813.227.2341
dmazzarella@slk-law.com

Jan Pietruszka’s practice focuses on employment law counseling and litigation.  Jan primarily represents employers and executives in a wide variety of employment issues including wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, workplace torts and unpaid wage lawsuits.  Jan also regularly litigates to enforce non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements.  He also has extensive experience in representing clients being investigated by the Department of Labor, the Department of Justice, the EEOC and the Florida Commission on Human Relations. 

Jan also assists clients in avoiding liability by counseling them on the numerous federal and state laws regulating the workplace such as Title VII, FMLA, FLSA, ADA, ADEA and general employment issues such as employee discipline, terminations and workplace investigations.  Jan also regularly drafts employment contracts, restrictive covenant agreements, independent contractor agreements, severance agreements and employee handbooks and policies.  He is also a frequent lecturer on employment law issues and offers in-house training to management and employees.

In addition to employment law, Jan defends and advises commercial property owners and tenants on Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act, which details the structural and design requirements for disabled access and public accommodations.  Jan has represented more than 80 landlords and tenants in federal Title III ADA cases in Florida and Ohio.

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar
  • Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida 
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Grievance Committee

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Publications

11.23.2016Client Alert: Federal Court Temporarily Blocks Implementation of Amendments to Overtime Rule for Employers Nationwide
07.21.2016Client Alert - FMLA Employer Guide and Workers' Compensation Rate Increase
04.14.2014Employment Law Checkup 2014
05.10.2013"The New I-9 Client Alert"
08.20.2009"Keeping Up With the FMLA: A Prescription for Compliance"
03.01.2008Co-Author, "Employer Record Keeping," Associated Builders and Contractors Publication Plans & Specs, and Hillsborough County Lawyer Magazine
11.19.2007"I-9 Form and Domestic Violence Leave Law - Regional News Bulletin"
01.01.2005"Defending Lawsuits under Title III of the ADA"
01.01.2005"Title III of the ADA - An Introduction to Who is Responsible and What is Required"

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Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Stetson University College of Law, 1999
  • B.A., The Catholic University of America, 1995

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Florida, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 2000

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