Jason A. Pill

Associate

Tampa

Jason Pill practices in the area of labor and employment and assists clients in handling unique issues that arise at the intersection of law and technology.

He represents employers regarding claims involving employment discrimination laws, wage and hour laws, family and medical leave laws, whistleblower laws, union-management relations, employee benefits, enforcement of non-competition agreements, customer complaints based on denial of service or alleged discrimination, privacy-based claims, and various employment-related torts. He prepares employment contracts, non-competition agreements, personnel policy manuals, employee handbooks and assists clients in implementing and managing technology in the workplace. He regularly appears in state and federal courts to represent a broad range of employers in the financial services, energy, retail, hospitality, health care, transportation, construction, engineering, and manufacturing industries.

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He represents employers regarding claims involving employment discrimination laws, wage and hour laws, family and medical leave laws, whistleblower laws, union-management relations, employee benefits, enforcement of non-competition agreements, customer complaints based on denial of service or alleged discrimination, privacy-based claims, and various employment-related torts. He prepares employment contracts, non-competition agreements, personnel policy manuals, employee handbooks and assists clients in implementing and managing technology in the workplace. He regularly appears in state and federal courts to represent a broad range of employers in the financial services, energy, retail, hospitality, health care, transportation, construction, engineering, and manufacturing industries.

Mr. Pill also focuses on cybersecurity, privacy laws and electronic discovery, and works with clients to develop strategies for electronic data organization, retention and collection – both before and during litigation – so they are prepared to actively avoid, pursue or defend disputes in the most efficient way possible. Additionally, he assists clients in managing the security and privacy of their data, including actively responding to data breach incidents and ensuring compliance with state and federal data breach notification requirements. Mr. Pill also has experience litigating complex state and federal class action lawsuits arising from data breaches.

Mr. Pill also is active in the community and has volunteered with numerous organizations including the Hillsborough County Bar Association, YMCA, USA Climbing, Paint Your Heart Out Tampa, Gasparilla Music Festival and Lawyers Autism Awareness Fund.

Experience

  • Representation of numerous employers in defense of charges of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Florida Commission on Human Relations, and other state and local agencies.
  • Representation of numerous employers in single-plaintiff EEO lawsuits in federal courts in Florida and other states.
  • Represented a wealth management and private equity firm in a FINRA arbitration involving claims of breach of fiduciary duty, wrongful discharge, and unfair competition; obtained full relief for the firm, including attorneys’ fees. Reported Decision: In the Matter of the Arbitration Between: Robert W. Baird & Co. v. Hegener, 2012 WL 1378427 (FINRA April 10, 2012).
  • Representation of a national mortgage lender in enforcement of restrictive covenant agreements against former employees following a competitor’s raid of a regional office; obtained complete relief for the lender, including permanent injunctive relief.
  • Representation of a national rental car company in a defamation case in Rhode Island, gender discrimination case in Pennsylvania, race discrimination case in Ohio, national origin and race discrimination case in Florida, religious discrimination case in Colorado, and customer charges and litigation in California, Illinois, and Massachusetts.
  • Representation of a package delivery company in defense of claims of sexual harassment, race discrimination, national origin discrimination, workers’ compensation retaliation, and invasion of privacy.
  • Representation of a national clinical laboratory in defense of discrimination claims, breach of contract claims for unpaid wages and commissions, unpaid overtime claims, and various whistleblower actions brought under state and federal laws, including claims alleging violations of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments.
  • Representation of a regional window distributor in defense of breach of contract, breach of implied warranties, and unjust enrichment claims; obtained a complete dismissal of claims at the trial court level and, after briefing and oral argument, obtained a mandate from Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal affirming the dismissal.
  • Representation of a regional health care provider in response to a significant data breach, including recovery efforts and compliance with state and federal data breach notification laws. 

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Memberships & Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar - Labor & Employment Section
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division - Grievance Committee
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association - Co-Chair of Labor & Employment Section (2017 – Present)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee
  • American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA), District 2, Chapter 12 (Vice-President, 2010-2012, President, 2013)
  • University of Florida Law Alumni Council (Board Member)
  • University of Florida Law Alumni “Bridge the Gap” (Mentor)
  • IT-LEX (Former Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer)
  • USA Climbing (Provision of pro bono services)
  • South Tampa YMCA, Youth Basketball Coach); Coaches Committee
  • Tampa Connection Class of 2015
  • University of Tampa Entrepreneurship Center (Provision of pro bono services)

Recognition

  • Tampa Bay Business Journal - Up & Comers (2012)
  • Florida Super Lawyers - Rising Stars