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Jay P. Lechner Esq.

Jay P. Lechner Esq.

Florida Bar Board Certified Labor & Employment Attorney
  • Employment Law, Business Law, White Collar Crime ...
  • Florida, Middle District of Florida, Northern District of Florida, Southern District of Florida
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Summary

Mr. Lechner is a Florida Bar board certified labor and employment lawyer with years experience representing both employees and employers in all aspects of employment law matters. He was recently selected 2020 Lawyer of the Year, Employment Law - Mgmt., St Petersburg (US News & World Report).

Mr. Lechner’s expert speciality extends to all employment disputes, including wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination including but not limited to age, race, gender, national origin, overtime and wage/hour payment issues, retaliation and whistleblower claims, as well as restrictive covenants, unfair business practices, related state tort and contract issues and other types of employment litigation.

Before attending law school, Mr. Lechner spent several years in management and served as a volunteer firefighter.

Call him for your free consultation today!

Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Business Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • Civil Rights
Additional Practice Area
  • Labor & Employment
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Middle District of Florida
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Northern District of Florida
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Southern District of Florida
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11th Circuit Court of Appeals
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founding Attorney
Lechner Law
Current
Education
University of Florida Levin College of Law
J.D. | Law
with honors
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University of Florida
B.A.
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Awards
Lawyer of the Year, Employment Law - Management
Best Lawyers
Saint Petersburg, FL
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Publication
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019 5+ years
Volunteer of the Year
Florida Bar Labor & Employment Section
Rising Star
Super Lawyers Publication
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009 - 2011
Legal Elite
Florida Trend Magazine
Best Lawyers
U.S. News and World Report
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Member
Current
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Hillsborough County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Florida Bar Labor & Employment Section
Executive Council Member
- Current
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Florida Bar Journal Editorial Board
Chair
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Fair Labor Standards Act Treatise
Bloomberg
Certifications
Board Certified, Labor & Employment
The Florida Bar
Websites & Blogs
Website
Lechner Law
Legal Answers
16 Questions Answered

Q. Grant scam from my employer
A: Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Fraud may be actionable under the federal False Claims Act. Examples of potential fraud include: (1) an employer applying for a SBA PPP loan, despite not meeting the financial criteria; (2) the employer misrepresenting its payroll numbers to obtain a PPP loan; (3) the employer misusing PPP loan funds, such as utilizing them for non-payroll expenses and falsely reporting for loan forgiveness. It is not possible from the information you provided to determine if any fraud is occurring. However, the False Claims Act does prohibit retaliation against an employee who engage in "protected activity," such as reporting fraudulent activity.
Q. Can an employer make me get tested for Covid-19 on my day off without pay?
A: The EEOC has opined that employers may require COVID-19 testing for employees if conducted in a non-discriminatory manner. The DOL has opined that time spent by current employees traveling to and from required (non-voluntary) medical tests, waiting for and undergoing these tests is "probably" hours worked and must be paid.
Q. I drive my Personal vehicle to the office then get in the Company truck and drive to job site my company dont pay me
A: But see 29 C.F.R. § 785.38 (“[T]ravel from job site to job site during the workday, must be counted as hours worked. Where an employee is required to report at a meeting place to receive instructions or to perform other work there, or to pick up and to carry tools, the travel from the designated place to the work place is part of the day’s work, and must be counted as hours worked regardless of contract, custom, or practice.”).
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Lechner Law
6126 Yeats Manor Dr.
Tampa, FL 33616
Telephone: (813) 842-7071