Brett Schneider is the Managing Director of the Firm’s Palm Beach Office and chairs the Firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. Brett is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Labor and Employment Law and he represents public and private sector employers in a wide array of labor and employment law matters.
For his public sector clients, Brett represents employers in collective bargaining negotiations, labor impasse hearings, unfair labor practice proceedings and labor arbitrations. In the last several years, he has successfully negotiated collective bargaining agreements on behalf of the Cities of Aventura, Bal Harbour, Deerfield Beach, Hallandale Beach, Homestead, Juno Beach, Key Biscayne, Lauderhill and North Miami.
Brett recently has handled labor impasse proceedings for the Cities of Deerfield Beach, Hallandale Beach and Surfside. He also has achieved significant labor arbitration victories for the Cities of Bay Harbor Islands, Boca Raton, Coconut Creek, Deerfield Beach, Golden Beach, Hallandale Beach, Homestead, Key Biscayne, Lauderhill and Miramar.
Brett has successfully represented public and private sector employers in all phases of employment litigation, up to and including trial, on 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, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Florida Civil Rights Act (FCRA).
Brett regularly defends employers in wage and hour suits brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and has successfully navigated a number of employers through Department of Labor Wage & Hour Audits. Brett is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the HR Certification Institute and as a Senior Certified Professional by the Society for Human Resource Management.
Brett represents public and private sector 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 Employee’s Relations Commission (PERC).
In addition, Brett regularly consults with and advises employers on a wide array of 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, and he has worked closely with employers to ensure that their practices do not run afoul of Federal, state or local law.
Brett regularly lectures throughout Florida on various labor and employment law and human resources matters and has been on the cutting edge with regard to the impact of the legalization of medical marijuana on Florida employers. Prior to joining the Firm, Brett practiced labor and employment law at large national law firms in Washington DC, New York and South Florida.
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