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Tasos C. Paindiris


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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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August 15, 2017
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Best Lawyers in America© Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

August 15, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are... Read More

October 26, 2016

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

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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

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Donations Not Accepted – ADA Does Not Require Continued Use of Leave Donation Program
March 14, 2018

Many employers have programs allowing employees to donate their own time off to another employee with serious medical or family issues.  A dilemma often faced by employers with these policies is whether continued use of such donated time means the employee is not performing the essential function of attendance.  On the one hand, the em Read More

Alabama Court Decides an Individual with a Partially Amputated Foot is not Disabled Under the ADA
January 30, 2018

The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) made a number of significant changes to the definition of “disability.” Much of the change had to do with making it easier for an individual to establish that he or she has a disability within the meaning of the statute.  As a result employers have been accepting many...… Read More

Extending Leave Was Not A Reasonable Accommodation Under The ADA Where There Was A Lack Of “Certainty” About Return To Work Date
November 29, 2017

While employers generally accept that they cannot apply a maximum leave period after which employees are automatically terminated, they continue to struggle with how much leave must be provided as a form of accommodation under the ADA.  There is little dispute that leave for an indefinite period where the employee has a long term chron Read More