Dee Anna D. Hays

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Dee Anna Hays is Board Certified in labor and employment law by the Florida Bar. She has been representing employers in all aspects of labor and employment law compliance and litigation for over 12 years.  As a result, Dee Anna understands the legal issues as well as the practical issues confronting management. She enjoys counseling clients to solve tough issues and ardently defends them when necessary.

A growing portion of Dee Anna’s practice focuses on occupational safety and health issues.  She litigates OSHA cases and represents employers during government inspections and investigations.  Dee Anna also frequently guides employers in handling workplace fatalities and other severe accidents.

Dee Anna represents employers in a wide range of industries, including healthcare, retail, construction, technology, electrical utilities, and not-for-profit.  She advocates in federal and state courts and before numerous government agencies — including the DOL, EEOC, OSHA, NLRB, OFCCP, HHS, and FCHR.  On a regular basis, Dee Anna also handles handbook and compliance reviews on a national scale for large employers to proactively minimize liability (including privileged wage and hour and safety audits).

Dee Anna serves as the Director of Legislative Affairs for HR Tampa (SHRM) and is a past co-chair of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association. She is a nationally recognized speaker and author on labor and employment law issues.

Dee Anna has a 4-year-old son and a 2-year-old daughter. When she isn’t chasing her toddlers around Tampa Bay, she enjoys running in trail races. Her favorite distance is the half-marathon.

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Dee Anna is passionate about providing legal advice and counseling to management in difficult workplace situations, and is honored to be a trusted advisor to many long-term clients. She has significant experience working with the healthcare, retail, construction, technology, and non-profit industries.

Dee Anna has handled claims for employers involving:


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Professional Activities

  • Hillsborough County Bar Association (Co-chair of the Labor & Employment Law Section 2015-2016); Leadership Institute (Class of 2012-2013), and Co-Chair (2013-2014)
  • Florida Bar Association (The Florida Bar Journal and News Editorial Board; Labor and Employment Section’s Workplace Health and Safety Committee)
  • American Bar Association
  • Goodwill Industries-Suncoast (Ambassador)
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Suncoast Human Resources Management Association
  • Emerge Tampa Bay
  • Junior League of Tampa
  • Legislative Director for HR Tampa (SHRM), Board of Directors
  • American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)” Labor and Employment Practice Group


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