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 11 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.