Mr. Vance represents businesses in a wide variety of litigation matters, including matters alleging breach of contract, breach of non-compete covenants, misappropriation of trade secrets, wrongful termination, whistleblowing, employment discrimination/retaliation, negligence, and unpaid wages. He has particular experience representing companies engaged in the healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, staffing, and hospitality industries. Mr. Vance also represents businesses in ERISA litigation matters and ADA public accommodation lawsuits.
In addition to litigation in state and federal courts, Mr. Vance also represents businesses before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the U.S. Department of Labor, and various state and local agencies.
Finally, Mr. Vance counsels businesses on a wide variety of labor and employment matters, and drafts employee handbooks, employment agreements, releases, settlement agreements and opinion letters. He is also a frequent lecturer on labor and employment law topics.
Mr. Vance is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and of the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He is a native of Louisville, Kentucky.
•Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 2010-present
•Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
- Associate, 2005-2008
- Partner, 2009-2010
•Greenspoon Marder, P.A.
Honors and Awards
•Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, 2017-2019
•Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law, The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Publications and Speaking Engagements
•Co-author, Dept. of Labor Proposes to Increase Minimum Salaries Required to Meet FLSA Exemptions, Duane Morris Alert, March 15, 2019
•Author, Relationships With Referral Sources May Be Protectable Under Florida's Non-Compete Law, Duane Morris Alert, September 19, 2017
•Author, Using Payroll Cards To Pay Employees' Wages, Law360, December 6, 2016
•Quoted, Medical Marijuana: What Lies Ahead for the Sunshine State? South Florida Legal Guide, 2016 Financial Edition
•Co-author, U.S. Supreme Court Endorses Employer Efforts to 'Pick Off' Named Plaintiff in FLSA Collective Action, but Declines to Resolve Circuit Split Regarding Mootness Issue, Duane Morris Alert, April 22, 2013
Selected Speaking Engagements
•Presenter, Cannabis 104: Marijuana in the Workplace - What Employers Need to Know, The Duane Morris Cannabis Webinar Series, April 17, 2018 ( video replay )
•Moderator, HR/Talent Acquisition Panel, South Florida Association for Financial Professionals (SFAFP), February 22, 2017
•Speaker, USERRA, Florida Bar 17th Labor and Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review, January 27, 2017
•Speaker, What's on the EEOC's 2015 Agenda, Human Resource Association of Broward County's annual Legal Update seminar, May 1, 2015
•Speaker, The Agencies Attack! An Analysis of the EEOC's Recent Guideline on the Use of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions & Recent NLRB Decisions Affecting Non-Union Employees, ACCA-SFL's Fourth Annual CLE Conference, Hollywood, Florida, September 20, 2013
•Speaker, Social Network, Discovery Issues and Ethical Concerns, The Seminar Group's Third Annual South Florida Premier Labor and Employment Law Conference, Miami, Florida, September 19, 2013
•Speaker, I'm a Whistleblower - You Can't Fire Me, Greater Miami Society for Human Resource Management Legal Update, Miami, Florida, September 12, 2013
•Speaker, Social Network, Discovery Issues and Ethical Concerns, The Seminar Group's Second Annual South Florida Premier Labor and Employment Law Conference, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, September 20, 2012
•Speaker, Pay Now or Pay Later - FLSA Update, Human Resources Association of Broward County's Legal Seminar, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, April 27, 2012
•Speaker, Legal Update, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's HR Insights 2012 Conference, Miami, Florida, March 29, 2012
•Speaker, Social Network, Discovery Issues and Ethical Concerns, The Seminar Group's South Florida Premier Labor and Employment Law Conference, Miami, Florida, September 22, 2011
•Speaker, Social Media-Pitfalls and Opportunities, Greater Miami Society for Human Resource Management Legal Update, Miami, Florida, September 12, 2011
(Also at Miami Office)
•Board of Directors, Sunrise Community, Inc., Interim Chairman, 2016
•Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Human Resources Committee
- Chairman, 2016-2017
- Vice Chair, 2014-2015
•Human Resource Association of Broward County, Legislative Affairs Director, 2013-2014
•Academy of Florida Management Attorneys
•American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
•The Florida Bar, Labor and Employment Section
•Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce
•Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Miami, 2009-2010 Class
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