Jeffrey D. Slanker
- Labor and Employment
- Wage and Hour Law
About Jeff's Practice
Jeffrey Slanker is an attorney at Sniffen and Spellman, PA and has extensive experience in all aspects of Labor and Employment and Wage and Hour Law representing employers and management. His labor and employment defense experience encompasses the defense of labor and employment matters, including employment discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower defense, wage and hour, Family Medical Leave Act, Employee Benefits, and disability discrimination matters, in federal and state courts at the trial and appellate level, as well before administrative forums including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Florida Commission on Human Relations, and the National Labor Relations Board. His labor law experience includes representation of employers in arbitrations of labor grievances and defending unfair labor practice charges. He also practices in the areas of Appellate law, State and Local Government Law, Constitutional Law, Civil Rights Defense, and Education Law.
In addition to litigating active matters in courts and before administrative or arbitration tribunals, Mr. Slanker regularly advises employers on compliance with labor and employment laws. He has extensive experience analyzing, revising, and drafting separation agreements, employment contracts, and employee handbooks. He also provides timely and responsive advice and guidance to employers on whether decisions, actions, or courses of action comply with federal and state labor and employment laws.
- Emory University School of Law
- Bachelor’s degree, University of Central Florida
Major Publications & Speaking Engagements
- Editor, Florida Employment Law Letter
- Contributing Editor, Southeast Employment Law Letter
- Author, "Is 'OK, Boomer' age discrimination? Supreme Court might tell us," Florida Employment Law Letter, March 2020, and Diversity Insight, February 11, 2020
- Quoted, "Jobseekers' Market? Not for Professionals Over 50," Diversity Insight, July 19, 2019
- Quoted, "NLRB Signals Possible Change in Union Access to Company E-mail," HR Daily Advisor, August 7, 2018
- Author, "Equal pay: #MeToo is not just about sexual harassment," Florida Employment Law Letter, March 2018, and HR Daily Advisor, April 11, 2018
- Author, "Can local governments set higher minimum wage than the state? FL appeals court says no," Florida Employment Law Letter, January 2018, and HR Daily Advisor, February 12, 2018
- Author, "Disability bias verdict provides 4.5M reasons to check your policies," Florida Employment Law Letter, May 2017, and Diversity Insight, June 18, 2017
- Co-Author, "Strip club's $1.2 million settlement shows dangers of FLSA violations," Florida Employment Law Letter, May 2016, and HR Daily Advisor, August 30, 2016
- Co-Author, "How far will DOJ extend ADA's Title II and Title III requirements?" Florida Employment Law Letter, February 2016, and Diversity Insight, April 17, 2016
- Co-Author, "Recent settlement highlights EEOC's focus on vulnerable workers," Florida Employment Law Letter, January 2016, and Diversity Insight, February 14, 2016
- Co-Author, "Florida court clarifies, refines public whistleblower law," Florida Employment Law Letter, August 2015, and HR.BLR.com, September 23, 2015
- Co-Author, "11th Circuit: Federal law preempts Florida whistleblower statute," Florida Employment Law Letter, June 2015, and HR.BLR.com, July 31, 2015
- Co-Author, "Legal knots untied: Same-sex marriage soon to be lawful in Florida," Human Resources News, December 29, 2014
- Author, "Florida public employer's preemployment drug test is unconstitutional," Florida Employment Law Letter, June 2014, and HR.BLR.com, June 26, 2014
- Rated as arising star by Florida Super Lawyers in labor and employment law.
Admitted to Practice
- United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.