Jeffrey Slanker is an attorney at Sniffen and Spellman, PA and has extensive experience in all aspects of Labor and Employment and Wage and Hour Law. He also practices in the areas of State and Local Government Law, Constitutional Law, Civil Rights Defense, and Education Law. His labor and employment defense experience encompasses the defense of labor and employment matters, including employment discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower defense, wage and hour, Family Medical Leave Act, Employee Benefits, and disability discrimination matters, in federal and state courts at the trial and appellate level, as well before administrative forums including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Florida Commission on Human Relations, and the National Labor Relations Board. His labor law experience includes representation of employers in arbitrations of labor grievances and defending unfair labor practice charges. He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Florida as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
In addition to litigating active matters in courts and before administrative or arbitration tribunals, Mr. Slanker regularly advises employers on compliance with labor and employment laws. He has extensive experience analyzing, revising, and drafting separation agreements, employment contracts, and employee handbooks. He also provides timely and responsive advice and guidance to employers on whether decisions, actions, or courses of action comply with federal and state labor and employment laws.
Mr. Slanker is active in numerous professional organizations. He is a member of the Florida Bar’s Labor and Employment Law Section and is a member of the Section’s Long Range Planning Committee and Publications Subcommittee. He is also a member of the Employer’s Counsel Network, the Defense Research Institute’s Labor and Employment, Appellate, and Local Government Law committees, the Federal Bar Association, and the Florida Defense Lawyers Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section. He publishes extensively on labor and employment and state and local government law and has authored dozens of articles on labor and employment law. He also gives lectures to trade and industry groups on labor and employment law topics.
Mr. Slanker has been rated as a rising star by Florida Super Lawyers in labor and employment law. Prior to joining the firm, and during law school, Mr. Slanker worked as an intern or clerk for the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the New York City Law Department, Office of the Corporation Counsel’s Labor and Employment Law Division, and the Georgia Department of Labor. He is a graduate of the Emory University School of Law and received his bachelors degree from the University of Central Florida.