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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


Debra Mazzarella

W. Jan Pietruszka's practice includes defending corporations and management from claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, Fair Labor Standards Act violations, workplace torts, breaches of employment contract and unpaid wages. He has extensive experience in representing clients being investigated by the Department of Labor, the Department of Justice, the EEOC, the Florida Commission on Human Relations and the Unemployment Appeals Commission.  Jan also assists clients in avoiding liability by counseling them on the numerous federal and state laws regulating the workplace, drafting employee handbooks, policies and contracts, and presenting seminars on topics such as the FMLA, wage/hour issues and OSHA.

In addition to labor and employment law, Jan defends and advises commercial property owners on Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act which details the structural and design requirements for disabled access at public accommodations. Jan has represented more than 60 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

News Releases


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"

Events and Presentations

Alternate biographies




  • 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