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Jason A. Collier

240 South Pineapple Avenue
10th Floor
Sarasota, FL 34236


Darcy Mills
Direct941.366.6660 ext. 2485

Jason is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in labor and employment law.  Known for giving practical and prompt legal advice, employers turn to Jason for his more than 15 years of experience handling a broad range of employment disputes, including wage and hour litigation, discrimination and retaliation actions, restrictive covenant and trade secret claims, and other employment litigation.  Jason regularly advises clients regarding compliance with employment laws, such as:

  • Title VII
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Age Discrmination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

He also handles general employment issues, such as hiring, firing, performance appraisals, managing employees, and workplace investigations. 

A management-side labor and employment lawyer, Jason also assists clients in developing and preparing employment policies, employee handbooks, employment and independent contractor agreements, restrictive covenant agreements, and severance agreements, and Jason regularly conducts manager and employee training. He has authored numerous employment law articles and is a frequent lecturer on a variety of employment topics, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family & Medical Leave Act, Sexual Harassment, and others.

While at the University of Florida, Jason received multiple scholastic honors and participated in numerous leadership honoraries, including Florida Blue Key. While in law school, Jason served as associate and senior editor of the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Labor and Employment Law. In the summer of 2001, Jason interned for the Honorable Judge Stanley S. Brotman of the United States District Court of New Jersey.

Outside the legal realm, Jason likes spending time with his family, playing basketball and other sports, fishing, and cheering on the Florida Gators.  

Representative Matters

  • Summary judgment for employer defending against age and disability discrimination claims by former employee.
  • Successfully represented employer in complex trade secrets action against former employee.
  • Obtained dismissal of retaliation, disability discrimination, FMLA, and FLSA claims brought by former employee.
  • Resolution and favorable outcome for client in complex breach of contract action.
  • Successful representation in non-compete lawsuit seeking injunction and damages.


  • Florida Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine, 2017, 2018
  • Florida Legal Elite by Florida Trend magazine, 2016

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Temple Sinai, Vice President of Education

News Releases


11.23.2016Client Alert: Federal Court Temporarily Blocks Implementation of Amendments to Overtime Rule for Employers Nationwide
05.10.2013"The New I-9 Client Alert"
08.01.2008"Proceed with Caution when Implementing Adverse Employment Decisions," The Bridge, The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

Events and Presentations

10.10.17Employment Law Update: Fall 2017, Sarasota, Florida
10.20.2015Sarasota Employment Law Update: Fall 2015
02.24.2015Sarasota Employment Law Update:  Winter 2015
02.17.2015"What Every Employer Needs to Know for 2015" presented at Sarasota Chamber University
08.01.2013Jason Collier as Featured Guest on Newsradio 970 WFLA AM regarding Social Media and the Workplace
05.02.2013Employment Law Update:  For Executives, Managers, Business Owners and Human Resources Professionals
01.17.2012"The Do's and Don'ts of Documentation: Examining the Best Way to Protect Your Company"
11.16.2011"The Principles of Hiring, Firing, and Performance Appraisals: Common Mistakes Managers Make"
01.27.2011"Looking Back and Looking Forward – Areas of Concern in Employment Law 2011"
06.30.2010"Mid-Year Employment Law Update 2010"
10.29.2009"An Ounce of Prevention: Avoiding Wage & Hour Liability," October 29, 2009 and August 20, 2009
05.27.2009"Protecting Your Company During Challenging Times"
05.15.2009"Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants: Protecting Your Company’s Assets," presented to Sarasota-Manatee Human Resources Association
02.25.2009"How Can Employers Minimize Risk?"
11.20.2008"Employment Law Year End 2008"
09.25.2008"Employment Law Case Study Workshop"
03.18.2008"Navigating the Minefield of the Fair Labor Standards Act: Practical Tips to Avoid Liability Under the FLSA"
11.29.2007"Employment Law at Year End 2007"
09.26.2007"The Departing Employee: Issues to Consider Before Separation"
05.30.2007"Employee Benefits - Evaluating Your Company’s Benefit Programs and Understanding The Pension Protection Act"
03.15.2007"Hiring and Retaining Top Performers"
11.14.2006The Americans with Disabilities Act: A Comprehensive Look at Your Company’s Rights and Responsibilities
09.12.2006Ins and Outs of Employment Contracts: Creating an Employment Relationship to Fit Your Company’s Needs

Alternate biographies




  • J.D., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2003
  • B.S.B.A., cum laude, University of Florida, 2000

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Florida, 2004
  • New Jersey, 2003
  • Pennsylvania, 2003
  • United States District Court Middle District of Florida, 2006
  • United States District Court Southern District of Florida, 2012
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2004
  • United States District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2004
  • United States Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit, 2015