Jeffrey E. Mandel: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Jeffrey E. Mandel

Regional Managing Partner
Orlando,  FL  U.S.A.
Phone(407) 541-0850

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Class Actions
  • Collective Bargaining and Arbitration
  • Employment Discrimination and Related Litigation
  • Labor Management Relations
  • Public Employees Relations Commission - PERC
  • Retaliation and Wrongful Termination
  • Unfair Labor Practices - ULP
  • Wage and Hour Litigation
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act - WARN
University University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, B.A., 1982
Law SchoolUniversity of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, FL, J.D., 1986
Admitted1986, Florida; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida; Florida Supreme Court; Florida District Courts of Appeal

Professional Activities

Member, Executive Council, Florida Bar Labor & Employment Section, 2001-2007
Orange County Bar Association
Florida Bar Labor & Employment Section
American Bar Association Labor & Employment Section
Federal Bar Association Labor & Employment SectionMember, Executive Council,


Jeff Mandel is the managing partner of the Firm's Orlando office. With nearly 30 years of experience, he has developed a reputation for being a strong and effective counselor and advocate for private and public-sector employers in all aspects of employment and traditional labor law.

Jeff partners with employers to solve their employment-related issues including: employment discrimination and retaliation, civil rights, disabilities, family and medical leave, military leave, employment policies, employment agreements, and statutory compliance. He also represents employers in employment-related litigation before the state and federal courts and administrative agencies (including AAA, FMCS, and FINRA arbitrations) involving claims including discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, and state and federal statutory claims.

Jeff, who has served as a contributing editor of the American Bar Association's publication, The Fair Labor Standards Act, has extensive experience providing employers with practical advice and counseling on wage and hour matters. Additionally, he regularly defends employers in both single-plaintiff and collective overtime and minimum wage actions.

Having begun his legal career as a hearing officer and staff attorney with the Florida Public Employees Relations Commission (PERC), Jeff has decades of experience representing employers in traditional labor matters, including labor arbitrations and proceedings before the NLRB and the Florida PERC. He has also served as the lead negotiator and/or management team resource for over 100 collective bargaining agreements.

Jeff is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Labor and Employment law. In 2013 he was inducted as a fellow into The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers. Election as a fellow is the highest recognition by an attorney's colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the profession.


Eighty-Four Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Selected to The Best Lawyers in America 2016
August 17, 2015

Forty-Four Attorneys Ranked Among Top in Chambers USA 2015
May 19, 2015

Inducted as a fellow into The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers
AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Best Lawyers in America since 2001
Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2006
Who's Who Legal USA- Management Labor & Employment
Orlando Business Journal's Best of the Bar
Florida Trend's Legal Elite
Florida Super Lawyers since 2006


A Generational Divide? 5 Ways to Manage Boomers and Millennials in the Workplace
May 21, 2015

March Madness: 5 Reasons Office Pools Could Land Your Firm in Hot Water
March 17, 2015

5 Ways To Prevent Workplace Bullying
August 7, 2014

5 After-Work Activities That Could Cost You Your Job
July 23, 2014

How To Design A Summer Dress Code That Keeps Employees Cool And Professional
July 2, 2014

Legal Alerts

Federal Court Rules Against Employers on Florida's Guns-at-Work Law
July 30, 2008

Quotes and Soundbites

Lockheed Missiles Unit, Union Agree On New Contract With Bonuses, Raises
May 22, 2012

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December 19, 2011


Employment Law Lunch and Learn
February 3, 2014

Bureaucracy Gone Wild: An Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Update - Orlando, FL
May 19, 2011

Employment Law Workshop - Orlando, FL
March 4, 2011

Keeping the Feds Off Your Doorstep (ADA, ADEA, EEO, FLSA, etc.) -- Webinar
July 8, 2015

Why the NLRB is Still Snooping Around Your Employee Handbook - Orlando, FL
April 1, 2015

The Changing Landscape of Pregnant Workers' Rights - Orlando, FL
April 1, 2015

Labor v. Management Debate: Body Cameras for Law Enforcement Officers and Other Matters - Orlando, FL
February 10, 2015

Pregnancy and Other Non-Work Incapacities: Predicting the Future of Accommodations and Discrimination - Orlando, FL
January 15, 2015

Mock Labor Arbitration - Orlando, FL
October 24, 2014

Social Media: The Newest Employment Battleground - Melbourne, FL
September 24, 2014

Hot Button Issues In Employment Law: Hiring and Termination Strategies - St. Petersburg, FL
September 13, 2014

Telecommuting and Electronic Signatures - Marco Island, FL
July 15, 2014

If A Stripper Is Not An Independent Contractor, Who Is? - Orlando, FL
May 13, 2014

Taking the Bully by the Horns: Understanding and Preventing Workplace Bullying - Orlando, FL
May 13, 2014

ADA Revamped & Ready Under the ADAAA: Best Practices From An Employer's Perspective - Orlando, FL
April 24, 2014

Managing Within Your Policies and the Law - Ocala, FL
March 18, 2014

Updates to the Rule Book - Melbourne, FL
February 21, 2014

Protected Concerted Activity: Social Media and Beyond - Orlando, FL
February 12, 2014

Wine and Weapons: What Every Corporate Counsel Needs to Know About Guns and Alcohol in the Workplace and at Corporate Events - Orlando, FL
January 23, 2014


Kids House of Seminole, Inc., Board Member
Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Board Member


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Office Information

Jeffrey E. Mandel

200 South Orange Avenue
OrlandoFL 32801


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