Aaron W. Tandy

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Aaron Tandy

Aaron Tandy is a partner at the Miami-based law firm Pathman Lewis. He is the head of the firm’s Employment Law Section. Mr. Tandy places a special focus on resolution of business torts, regulatory and administrative hearings, employment and HR litigation, and ecommerce and intellectual property disputes, including the gathering and proper use of electronic and social media evidence.

In addition, Mr. Tandy provides counsel to entities looking to comply with federal and state antitrust laws, including the establishment of domestic and international distribution agreements and joint ventures.

Areas of Experience

  • Business Torts
  • Regulatory and Administrative Hearings
  • Employment and HR Litigation
  • Ecommerce and Intellectual Property Disputes

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Florida Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Section of Litigation
  • Section of Antitrust Law
  • New York State Bar Association

Honors

  • AV Rated as independently determined by Martindale-Hubbell, highest legal ability and ethical standard rating
  • Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce,” Outstanding Board of Governor,” James McDonnell Award, “ 2009

Civic & Community Service

  • Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, Executive Board
  • Miami Chamber of Commerce, HR & Professional Development Committee
  • Miami Beach JCC, Board of Trustees

Education

  • New York University, J.D., Cum Laude, 1991
  • Haverford College, B.A., 1988

Publications, Presentations & News Media

“COVID-19: Labor & Employment Issues for Work Reopening,”
June 25, 2020, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Roundtable (Featured Speaker)

“SCOTUS Delivers Major Victory to LGBTQ Employees,”
June 2020, co-authored for the Checkoff, a publication of the Florida Bar Labor & Employment Section

“Short Term Compensation Plans: A Tool for Business Re-Opening,”
May 29, 2020, Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce (Featured Speaker)

“Employment Considerations to Anticipate as Employees Return to the Workplace,”
May 22, 2020, Daily Business Review

“Understanding At-Will Employment,”
May 18, 2020, Legal Zoom, a national employer and consumer resource publication

“Practical Management Solutions for the New Workplace Reality,”
April 17, 2020, Florida International University, Webinar (Featured Speaker)

COVID-19 Employment Law Issues: Tackling the application of the FFCRA and practical HR solutions to the new workplace reality,”
April 7, 2020, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Webinar (Featured Speaker)

“Coronavirus and Teleworking – 5 Considerations Before You Make the Move,”
March 18, 2020, Daily Business Review

“South Florida Companies Go Virtual in Response to Coronavirus,”
March 16, 2020, South Florida Business Journal

“Tips for Managing a Remote Workforce,”
January 2020, Legal Zoom, a national employer and consumer resource publication

SCOTUS Watch: Employment and Employment-Related Cases to Watch for This Term,”
January 2020, the Checkoff, a publication of the Florida Bar Labor & Employment Section

Addressing New Approaches to Creating Wage Parity, Changes to Minimum Wage, Overtime Exemptions and Universal Income,”
December 17, 2019, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

“Doc getting too old? Address the impairment, not the age, experts say,”
October 2019, Part B News, a national practice management publication

“Employers Need to Prepare for Potential Employment Challenge Posed by Dorian,”
August 2019, Daily Business Review

“Social Media Policies in the Workplace,”
August 2019, 9th Annual Labor & Employment Conference, Miami

“SCOTUS to Hear Arguments on Whether Title VII Prohibits Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity,”
May 2019, the Checkoff, a publication of the Florida Bar Labor & Employment Section

“US Supreme Court Could Add Protection for Florida LGBTQ Employees,”
April 2019, Daily Business Review

“Supreme Court agreed to take on workplace LGBT discrimination cases,”
April 2019, WIOD News Radio

“Is Protection for Florida LGBTQ Employees on the Horizon?”
April 2019, the Checkoff, a publication of the Florida Bar Labor & Employment Section

“Points to Consider Before ‘Take Your Dog to Work Day,”
June 2018, Daily Business Review

“A (Dog) Day at the Office Accommodating Animals in the Workplace,”
June 2018, the Checkoff, a publication of the Florida Bar Labor & Employment Section

“Employees in These Industries Admit to Sleeping at Work,”
May 2018, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

“FLSA Exemptions Should Be Given A ‘Fair Reading’ Not Construed ‘Narrowly,’”
April 2018, the Checkoff, a publication of the Florida Bar Labor & Employment Section

“To Hug or Not to Hug in the Office This Holiday Season,”
December 2017, Daily Business Review

“Hurricane Irma Forces Employers to Consider Effects on Employee Pay,”
October 2017, Daily Business Review

“The Eleventh Circuit Approves Mandatory Arbitration of Employment Claims and Class Action Waiver,”
October 2017, the Checkoff, a Florida Bar Labor & Employment Section publication

“Sexual Orientation Discrimination: No Cause of Action in the Eleventh Circuit and Florida Courts; Other Circuits Take a Different Approach,”
August 2017, the Checkoff, a publication of the Florida Bar Labor & Employment Section

“Escaping Politics By Going To Work,”
July 2017, South Florida Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators, presenter

“Making HR a Strategic Partner,”
April 2017, South Florida Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators, presenter

“Eleventh Circuit Finds No Cause of Action Under Title VII for Sexual Orientation Discrimination,”
March 2017, The Florida Bar Labor & Employment Section

“Escaping Politics by Going to Work – As Long as the Boss Isn’t Involved,”
October 2016, Daily Business Review

“Addressing Employment Changes Created by Same-Sex Marriage,”
October 2016, South Florida Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators, presenter

“Unpaid Legal Interns, Summer Associates and Contract Attorneys,”
April 2016, Association of Legal Administrators publication

“Workplace Bullying: Recognizing the Signs and Avoiding the Lawsuit,”
April 2016, South Florida Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators, presenter

“ADA Case Note: Hurtt v. International Services, Inc.,”
February 2016, the Checkoff, a publication of the Florida Bar Labor & Employment Section

“A New Frontier: Accommodating Employees’ Temporary Disabilities,”
February 2016, the Checkoff, a publication of The Florida Bar Labor & Employment Law Section

“U.S. Supreme Court: ERISA Plan Not Entitled to Seek Reimbursement from Participant’s General Assets Under Plan Subrogation Provisions,”
January 2016, Florida Bar Labor & Employment Section

“A New Frontier: Accommodating Employees’ Temporary Disabilities,”
December 2015, Daily Business Review

“The Use and Potential Misuse of Social Media Platforms by Lawyers – and the Use of Social Media Evidence in Court,”
June 2015, Continuing Legal Education, State Attorney’s Office, Miami-Dade County, presenter

“Social Media: Use, Misuse and Presenting Evidence in Court,”
May 2015, Miami-Dade County State Attorney General CLE Forum, presenter

“Use of Class Action Arbitration Waivers,”
Law Council of Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, presenter

“Antitrust Issues and the Internet,”
Center for International Legal Studies, Suffolk University Law School, Boston, panelist and presenter

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