Steve Bernstein is managing partner of the firm's Tampa office. He also serves as a Chair of the firm’s Associate Development and Retention Committee.
Steve maintains a traditional labor practice in which he represents employers throughout the United States in both state and federal courts, as well as before the National Labor Relations Board, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and other state and federal agencies.
In the process, Steve has played a primary role in advising clients on union-related matters. Steve has also acquired a sophisticated level of experience with regard to advising clients on compliance with the WARN Act, USERRA, the FMLA, and the ADA.
A significant portion of his practice is devoted to the implementation of preventive employee relations programs that include supervisory training as well as the development and administration of effective human resources policies and practices.
Previously, Steve worked for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and with the Minority Staff of the U.S. Senate Labor Committee.
Federal Judge Denies NLRB Petition for Section 10(j) Relief Against Dealership
Georgia Court of Appeals
Georgia Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
Past President, Academy of Florida Management Attorneys
Treasurer, Tampa Chamber of Commerce
Co-Chair to the Labor & Employment Section of the Hillsborough Bar Association
Member, ABA Committee on Federal Labor Standards Legislation, Subcommittee on USERRA.
Member, Suncoast Automotive Accountants Association
Chief Editor, Florida Employment Law Manual
Eighty-Four Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Selected to The Best Lawyers in America 2016
August 17, 2015
Eight Attorneys Included in Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Stars
June 11, 2015
Forty-Four Attorneys Ranked Among Top in Chambers USA 2015
May 19, 2015
Named Outstanding Labor and Employment Law School Student by the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Florida Bar
Listed by the Labor Relations Institute (LRI) as one of the "Top 100 Labor Attorneys" in the U.S. since 2006
"AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business
Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America
2012 and Florida Super Lawyers
Named one of the "People to Know" in Tampa/Hillsborough County by Florida Trend
Expedited Union Elections, Enhanced E-Mail Protections and Other New NLRB Developments – Is Your Organization Ready?
January 22, 2015
Employment Law Updates and Forecasts
March 10, 2014
Labor Law Developments
March 10, 2014
When Our Soldiers Come Marching Home – Reintegrating Returning Veterans Into the Workforce - Webinar
May 9, 2013
Update on the Obama Board's Decisions and What to Expect
May 6, 2013
Fisher & Phillips Hosts the 2013 Tampa Best Places to Work Awards
April 18, 2013
"Labor Law Developments" - The American Forest & Paper Association - March 7, 2014.
Co-Chair – South Florida’s Premier Labor & Employment Conference – The Seminar Group - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - September 20-21, 2012
“Update on Recent NLRB Developments – National Association of Professional Employer Organizations -Washington, D.C. - May 22, 2012
“Dealing with the Latest Developments at the NLRB - Webinar - Associated Builders & Contractors, Florida East Coast Chapter - April 19, 2012
“Winning Unemployment Compensation Cases” –Florida Beer Wholesalers Association - Orlando, FL - April 18, 2012
“New Regulatory Developments Impacting Union Organizing, Social Media and Background Checks” – National Association of Convenience Stores H.R. Forum - Orlando, FL - March 6, 2012
“What Every Employer Needs to Know About the NLRB “ – Association of Corporate Counsel, Orlando Chapter- Orlando, FL - February 16, 2012
“Keeping Your Company One Step Ahead with HR Regulations” - National Association of Convenience Stores Annual Meeting - Chicago, IL - October 1, 2011
“Implementing a Strategy to Maintain an Independent Workforce” – Inside Counsel 3rd Annual Labor Symposium - Chicago, IL - October 5, 2011
Co-Chair - South Florida's Premier Labor & Employment Conference – The Seminar Group - Miami, FL - September 21-22, 2011
“Containing the Cost of Workers' Compensation” - HR Florida - August 28, 2011
“FLSA Overtime Exemption for Service Writers: Fact vs. Fiction” – Suncoast Automotive Accountants Association - Tampa, FL - May 23, 2011
“A Proactive Strategy for Lawful But Effective Discipline and Discharge” – Association of Legal Administrators - Tampa, FL - May 11, 2011
“Legislative Update, Unions and the New NLRB” – National Association of Convenience Stores H.R. Forum - Atlanta, GA - March 8, 2011