Dee Anna Hays, Esq. is Board Certified in labor and employment law by the Florida Bar. Dee Anna began her career in the labor and employment law field and continues to focus her practice on representing management in all aspects of labor and employment law compliance. She enjoys counseling clients to solve tough issues and enthusiastically defends them when necessary. Dee Anna has defended management in both federal and state courts, before numerous government agencies — including the DOL, EEOC, NLRB, OSHA, FCHR, and OFCCP — and has represented employers in audits performed by the Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division, OFCCP, and OSHA.
On a regular basis, Dee Anna audits employer handbooks, policies, and procedures. She has handled substantive compliance reviews on a national scale for large employers. She is dedicated to working proactively with clients to find practical solutions that minimize liability.
Dee Anna also frequently lectures on hot topics in the labor and employment law arena and serves as a Co-Chair for the Labor & Employment Law Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association (HCBA).
Phillip Russell, Esq. is Board Certified in labor and employment law by the Florida Bar. He is a practical labor and employment lawyer who represents businesses in a wide range of labor and employment law matters, including workplace safety and health (OSHA), traditional labor relations (staying union-free), unfair competition and trade secrets litigation, employment litigation defense, and advising and counseling employers on workplace legal compliance issues. Phillip represents clients in the construction, staffing, technology, manufacturing, banking, and other industries. He is also a nationally recognized speaker and author on labor and employment law issues.
Phillip’s first job was bagging groceries and stocking shelves in his family’s grocery store. As a teenager, he learned the value of hard work and business. His grandfather took him to business meetings and Phillip saw first-hand the challenges of managing a business and employees. But he also saw the true value in positive employee relations. Now, Phillip represents and protects each of his clients, large or small, as if they were his family’s grocery business – with enthusiasm, dedication, and a strong belief that lawsuits, government investigations, and unions are not good for business or employees.
In 2015, Phillip celebrated his 20th year of practicing law. He is a peer-review AV-Preeminent® Rated Attorney (by Martindale-Hubbell), rated among the top 5% of lawyers by Florida Super Lawyers (Thompson Reuters), and is listed in Best Lawyers® by U.S. News and World Report. He earned his law degree from Stetson University and has B.S. Management and M.S. Economics degrees from Georgia Tech.
Phillip is a Ramblin Wreck from Georgia Tech who bleeds White and Gold! He is also an avid spear gun hunter and SCUBA diver who enjoys any time on or under the Gulf of Mexico or any place he can dive. Phillip loves living Floridays in the sunshine and saltwater where he boats, fishes, and plays. He is a CrossFit athlete who enjoys adventure and obstacle course races despite the constant nagging of middle-aged muscles and joints. Phillip is a ridiculous Parrothead who is only growing older, but not up!