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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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Biography

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.

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Practice Areas
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    White Collar Crime
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
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
28 Questions Answered
Q. I was told by my employer that if I forgot to clock in I would not be paid for the time I was off the clock is that lega
A: No. If the employer knew or should have known that you were working, you are entitled to be paid for the time worked. However, you could be subject to discipline, including termination, for failing to adhere to their time clocking policy.
Q. Is my employer required to pay me for my quarantine?
A: Good question. Under the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), the answer would have been "no" (unless your employer fell under a statutory exemption). However, effective January 1, 2021, FFCRA paid leave became optional, meaning covered employers were no longer required to participate, but if they did, they would continue to receive tax credits for the payments made to employees on leave for covered reasons.
Q. Can my boss force me to wear a mask at work that says "Not Vaccinated" on it?
A: No. Information about an employee’s COVID-19 vaccination status is considered confidential medical information under the ADA. Additionally, under Florida law, every employer who provides health insurance benefits "shall maintain the confidentiality of information relating to the medical condition or status of any" covered person and may be liable for damages "of $1,000 or actual damages, whichever is greater." According to the EEOC, the ADA requires an employer to maintain the confidentiality of employee medical information, such as documentation or other confirmation of COVID-19 vaccination. While the EEO laws do not prevent employers from requiring employees to bring in confirmation of vaccination, this information, like all medical information, must be kept confidential and stored separately from the employee’s personnel files under the ADA. Employers must make every effort to limit the number of people to whom they provide this information, and the information must not be used for any purpose inconsistent with the ADA.
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Contact & Map
Lechner Law
201 E. Kennedy Blvd.
Suite 412
Tampa, FL 33602
Telephone: (813) 842-7071
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Closed