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Tasos C. Paindiris

Principal
Orlando

P 407-246-8440
F 407-246-8441
Tasos.Paindiris@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Tasos C. Paindiris is a Principal in the Orlando, Florida, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice concentrates on advising clients in many different areas of workplace law.

Mr. Paindiris's experience includes representing clients in a variety of forums, including state and federal courts, the state and federal Departments of Labor, state and local human rights agencies, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, the Workers’ Compensation Commission, and state unemployment compensation departments.

Mr. Paindiris assists employers in complying with the challenging array of federal and state laws that protect injured and ill employees, the most notable being the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. He also assists government contractors in developing affirmative action plans ("AAPs") and he represents contractors in compliance reviews by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) throughout the country.

Mr. Paindiris has successfully litigated cases alleging wrongful terminations, discrimination, violations of the FMLA, ADA, ERISA, and wage laws. He has also represented government contractors to prepare affirmative action plans and in affirmative action compliance reviews throughout the country.

Mr. Paindiris is a frequent speaker and trainer on a variety of workplace law topics. He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the HR Certification Institute.

Selected Published Decisions

  • Dwyer v. Ethan Allen Retail Inc., No. 08-10005, 2009 U.S. App. LEXIS 8004 (11th Cir. Apr. 15, 2009)
  • Ross v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Co., No. 05-4138, 2006 U.S. App. LEXIS 5695 (2d Cir. Mar. 3, 2006)
  • Naiden v. Ecolab, Inc., 04-2422, 125 Fed. Appx. 368 (2d Cir. 2005)
  • Davis v. Pilot Corp. of Am., No. 3:01CV2204 (DJS), 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 15900 (D. Conn. Aug. 1, 2005).
  • Richards v. Computer Scis. Corp., No. 3-03-CV-00630 (DJS), 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19637 (D. Conn. Sept. 28, 2004)
  • Ruzika v. Cmty. Sys., NO. 3:03-CV-1416 (EBB), 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 26780 (D. Conn. Sept. 9, 2004)
  • Abbate v. Cendant Mobility Servs. Corp., CASE NO. 3:03CV1858 (DJS), 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11546 (D. Conn. June 23, 2004)
  • Rivera v. Hartford Fire Ins. Co., No. 02-7268, 52 Fed. Appx. 551 (2d Cir. Dec. 16, 2002)
  • Firgeleski v. Hubbell, Inc., No. 3-97-cv-1180 (WWE), 63 F. Supp. 2d 195 (D. Conn. 1999)
  • Kalanquin v. Heublein, Inc., 3:97CV1990 (EBB), 1999 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11798 (D. Conn. June 21, 1999)
  • Treuting v. Massachusetts Mut. Life Ins. Co., No. 3:96cv1542 (AHN), 1999 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5370 (D. Conn. Apr. 7, 1999)

Honors and Recognitions

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Human Resource Association of Broward County

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October 26, 2016
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Tasos Paindiris Comments on the 'Blacklisting Rule'

October 26, 2016

Tasos Paindiris comments on the "blacklisting rule" and the ability for employers to allow federal contractors to access pay statements electronically in "‘Blacklisting Rule’ Blocked," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

August 15, 2016
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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America© 2017

August 15, 2016

WHITE PLAINS, NY August, 15, 2016 – Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that more than 145 attorneys throughout the firm’s 57 locations have been named to the Best Lawyers in America© 2017. In addition, 13 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the... Read More

October 13, 2015
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Jackson Lewis Named Among Litigation Departments of the Year by Daily Business Review

October 13, 2015

MIAMI, FL (October 13, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the Daily Business Review (DBR) named the firm a winner of its Litigation Department of the Year awards in the Labor and Employment Litigation category. Now in its third year, DBR’s annual awards... Read More

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September 8, 2016

Updated EEOC Retaliation Guidance Suggests Scrutiny for Internal Investigation Practices

September 8, 2016

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission takes an expansive position on protection given to persons who make internal complaints about discrimination in bad faith in updated guidance on retaliation law. Under a retaliation theory, individuals have legal redress if an employer takes a material adverse action against an individual... Read More

June 26, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Lifts Bans on Same-Sex Marriages, Requires Recognition of Valid Same-Sex Marriages

June 26, 2015

Effectively legalizing gay marriage throughout the United States, a divided U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that states must issue a license for a marriage between two people of the same-sex and that state prohibitions against same-sex marriages violate the Fourteenth Amendment rights of same-sex couples.Obergefell v. Hodges, No. 14-556 (... Read More

February 25, 2015

New FMLA Regulations Expand Definition of Spouse and Include Same-Sex Spouses

February 25, 2015

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued regulations expanding the Department’s definition of “spouse” under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) so as to entitle eligible employees in legal same-sex marriages to take FMLA leave to care for their spouse or covered family member, regardless of where they live.... Read More

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Is Crying at Work Sufficient Notice of an FMLA Covered Condition?
June 2, 2017

It is well established that an employee need not specifically request leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) in order to benefit from the Act’s protections.  Rather, the law requires the employer to take action to notify an employee of FMLA rights when the employer acquires knowledge that an employee’s leave may be Read More

Fear of Failure – Terminating Employees with Extensive FMLA and non-FMLA Absences
March 21, 2017

It’s a scenario that frustrates many employers.  An employee with extensive intermittent FMLA absences, possibly including absences for different covered reasons, is also absent for many unspecified or unprotected reasons which lead to progressive discipline.  The employee’s absences eventually reach the point of warranting termination Read More

Beware What You Share – Disclosure of Medical Information Results in Retaliation and Interference Claims
February 14, 2017

A United States District Court in Florida thwarted an employer’s attempt to toss the FMLA claims of an employee who sued after his medical condition was disclosed to co-workers who subsequently made fun of him.  The employee requested FMLA leave after he developed a chronic condition with his genito-urinary system.  The leave request w Read More