Andrew S. Hament

Andrew S. Hament

Partner - Senior Status / Melbourne

Andy Hament retired as a partner of the firm in 2019.

For almost four decades, Andy advised private and public sector employers in all areas of employment and labor law. 

Andy regularly represented employers in state and federal courts and in investigations and charges before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Florida Commission on Human Relations, the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board and the Florida Public Employees Relations Commission.

Earlier in his career, Andy was in-house labor counsel to Harris Corporation, where he handled all the company's domestic and international employment, labor and benefits law matters for 30,000 employees worldwide. While at Harris he also served for several years as Harris' European Counsel based in Brussels, Belgium.

Andy is the past President of the Academy of Florida Management Attorneys. He also previously served on the board of directors of the United Way of Brevard County, where he co-chaired the Leadership Giving Council, as well as on the board of directors of the Easter Seals of Brevard and Bridges, Inc., human services agencies which provide support services to individuals with developmental disabilities. He is a former member of the board of trustees of the Holy Trinity Academy. He is a past president of the South Brevard Society for Human Resource Management and served as its legislative chair for many years.

Representative Experience
  • In 2008 and 2009, Andy successfully resolved a series of collective actions in the homebuilder industry involving alleged misclassifications and potential overtime claims by thousands of employees.
  • In 2007, he argued an important federal appeals case in which the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that time spent traveling from remote parking areas and clearing security was not compensable working time, establishing a critical legal precedent for employers with remote work sites.
  • In 2003, Andy argued a case before the United States Supreme Court which established an important precedent regarding an employer's right to remove Wage and Hour lawsuits filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act from state court to federal court.  
  • Per Florida Bar rules, information on litigation and other legal successes has not been disclosed but is available upon request.
Honors & Awards
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, "Senior Statesman"
  • The Best Lawyers in America Orlando Lawyer of the Year - Employment Law - Management (2021)
  • The Best Lawyers in America Orlando Lawyer of the Year - Litigation - Management (2019)
  • The Best Lawyers in America Orlando Lawyer of the Year – Labor Law –Management (2015 & 2017)
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Labor Law, Employment Law and Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Super Lawyers magazine's list of "Florida Super Lawyers" and "Super Lawyers – Corporate Counsel Edition"
  • Florida Trend magazine's "Florida Legal Elite" (2018, 2019)
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell