William H. Andrews - Attorney at Law

50 North Laura Street
Suite 1100
Jacksonville, Florida 32202


P 904-598-9929
F 904-598-9109
D 904-632-8480

401 East Jackson Street
Suite 2700
Post Office Box 3324 (33601-3324)
Tampa, Florida 33602

P 813-273-5000
F 813-273-5145

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Biography

Bill grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, and is a third-generation Floridian. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Florida.

Throughout his legal career, he has limited his practice to representing employers in labor and employment law matters. This representation includes representing private and public sector employers in all areas of labor and employment law, including responding to EEOC and related employment claims, conducting wage and hour audits, defending collective actions filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act, defending union-organizing drives, preparing personnel policies and employee handbooks, and advising clients in compliance with Title III (public accommodation) of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Bill is a frequent speaker on labor and employment law topics at public and private sector seminars and trade association meetings throughout the United States. 

Bill has received a certification from The Florida Bar as a Board Certified labor and employment lawyer. He has received an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is also included in the editions of Best Lawyers in America from 1989 to the present, Florida Trend Legal Elite in the Labor and Employment Law category, Chambers USA’s Leading Business Lawyers, Florida Super Lawyers in the Labor and Employment Law category, and also listed in Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition. Additionally, Bill was chosen as one of the 100 leading lawyers in the state of Florida, regardless of classification, in the inaugural edition of Florida Super Lawyers, and in 2010, he was named the Best Lawyers' Jacksonville Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year.

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Education
  • University of Florida, B.S.
  •  University of Florida, J.D
Admissions
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Courts of Appeal for the 4th, 5th, 8th, 10th, 11th and D.C. Circuits
  • U.S. Supreme Court 
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • The Florida Bar
    • Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law
    • Labor and Employment Law Section, Member
      • Certification Committee2 , Member, 2011-2012
    • County and Local Government Section, Member
    • Wage and Hour Liaison Committee, past Chairman
    • Labor and Employment Law Certification Grade Review Committee, Panel Member
    • Labor and Employment Law Certification Examination Review Committee, Panel Member
  • 4th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, past Chairman (twice)
  • Academy of Florida Management Attorneys, Charter Member
  • Florida School Board Attorneys Association, Associate Member
Awards & Recognitions
  • AV Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award, Recipient
  • Florida's Super Lawyers, Inaugural Edition, Top 100 Lawyers in the State of Florida (regardless of specialty)
  • Recognized by Jacksonville Magazine as one of the "250 Best Lawyers of 2010"
  • Florida's Super Lawyers, Employment and Labor Law category, 2006-2017
  • Chambers USA, Labor & Employment, 2009-2015
  • Best Lawyers in America, Labor and Employment Law, 1989-2018
    • Lawyer of the Year, Labor and Employment , 2010 
  • Florida Trend, Legal Elite, Labor and Employment Law, 2010-2015
  • American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel, Top Rated Lawyer in Healthcare, 2013
Civic
  • Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce
    • Board of Governors
    • Past General Counsel
  • Community Advisory Board, WJCT Public Television
  • Rotary Club of West Jacksonville 
    • Past President
  • Air Service Development Task Force and Business Recruitment Standing Committee of the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
    • Ponce Society Member
  •  ARC of Jacksonville
    • Former Board Member
  • Jacksonville Civic Council
    • Pension Sub-Committee Task Force, Member
    • Pro-Bono Legal Team, Member 
Articles & Publications
  • "Recent Developments in Wage and Hour Law," 13th Annual Public Employment Relations Forum
  • Co-Author, "Many Florida Public Sector Employers Ignore FLSA Compliance," The Florida Bar Journal
     
Presentations & Seminars
  • "Appropriate Workplace Behavior for Tax Collectors," Department of Revenue Continuing Education Workshop for Tax Collectors Seminar, Tampa, Florida, June 7, 2017
  • "Ten Commandments to Avoiding a Wrongful Discharge Lawsuit," Department of Revenue Continuing Education Workshop for Property Appraisers, Tampa, Florida, May 24, 2017
  • "Ten Commandments for Avoiding an Unlawful Discharge Lawsuit," St. Johns County Non-Profit Organization, April 19, 2017
  • "Employment and Labor Update," Continuing Education Workshop for Tax Collectors, Jacksonville, Florida, May 2, 2016
  • "ADA Updates and Labor Law Changes," Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, First Coast Chapter Luncheon, Fernandina Beach, Florida, July 21, 2015
  • Presenter, "National Labor Relations Board 'Quickie Election' Rules," Space Coast Business Dinner, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Melbourne, Florida, June 16, 2015
  • "National Labor Relations Board 'Quickie Election' Rules," Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Orlando, Florida, May 14, 2015
  • "Drafting Must-Have Policies for Today's Handbooks," Labor and Employment CLE Seminar, National Business Institute, Jacksonville, Florida, May 11, 2015
  • "Labor and Employment Law Update," Continuing Education Workshop for Property Appraisers, Department of Revenue, Daytona Beach, Florida, May 4-6, 2015
  • "Executive & Agency Regulations that will Affect Your Business this Year," First Coast Manufacturers Association Workforce Workshop, Jacksonville, Florida, February 25, 2015
  • “Recent Developments on Hiring Criteria and Work Rules,” First Coast Manufacturers Association Workforce Workshop, Jacksonville, Florida, September 24, 2014 
  • “Are you covered,” Affordable Care Act Workshop, , ,  Restaurant and Lodging Association, Jacksonville, Florida, June 12, 2014
  • “A Primer on the Americans with Disabilities Act and Family and Medical Leave Act and How They Interplay,” First Coast Manufacturers Association Workforce FMLA-ADA Workshop, March 27, 2013
  • "Highlights of the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act," The Florida Bar Agricultural Update Seminar, Gainesville, Florida
  • "Liberty Interests and Freedom of Speech," Florida Association of Property Appraisers, Inc. Seminar, Key West, Florida
  • "Sexual Harassment - The Rules Have Changed: Update on Requirements," Department of Revenue Continuing Education Workshop for Tax Collectors Seminar, Orlando, Florida
  • "Making Unions Unnecessary," Florida Association of Property Appraisers, Destin, Florida
  • "Wage and Hour Speech," Florida Association of Court Clerks, Amelia Island, Florida
  • "Non-Compete Clauses and Wrongful Termination," Florida Association for Retarded Citizens, Orlando, Florida
  • "Florida Compensation Law Compliance," Lorman Education Services, Jacksonville, Florida
  • "Mediation of Special Masters B Alternative Resolutions to Public Employment Disputes," XXVI Annual Public Employment Labor Relations Forum, Tampa, Florida
  • "Recent Developments in Employment and Public Sector Law: Things You Need to Know," Florida Department of Revenue Continuing Education Workshop for Property Appraisers, Orlando, Florida
  • "New United States Supreme Court Decision Expanding Employee Rights in the Workplace and Compliance With Minimum Wage and Overtime Provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act," Department of Revenue Continuing Education Workshop for Tax Collectors Seminar, Orlando, Florida
  • "Hire Right . . . Recruiting & Screening Methods," NAG Seminar, San Antonio, Texas
  • "Wage and Hour Issues Including Overtime, Hours Worked and Exempt Staff Issues" and "Ten Commandments of a Happy Office Including Interviewing and Hiring," Lorman Education Services, Jacksonville, Florida
  • "Avoiding or Eliminating Employees' Due Process Claims, Monitoring All Usage of Office Computers and Effective Handling of Unemployment Compensation Claims," Department of Revenue Continuing Education Workshop for Property Appraisers, Orlando, Florida
  • "Property and Liberty Interests: Avoiding or Eliminating Employees Due Process Claims, Monitoring All Usage of Office Computers and Effective Handling of Unemployment Compensation Claims," Department of Revenue Continuing Education Workshop for Tax Collectors Seminar, Orlando, Florida
  • "Alternative Pay Plans to Comply with Fair Labor Standards Act," National Convenience Store Advisory Group Conference, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • "Employment Law Update: Strategies for Challenging Times," Florida Department of Revenue Continuing Education Workshop for Property Appraisers, Daytona Beach, Florida
  • "Issues Unique to the Public Sector Under the Minimum Wage and Overtime Provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act," Florida Personnel Associations Conference, Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, July 2010
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