Bret Yaw focuses his practice on the representation of employers in labor and employment law matters. 

This includes defending employer before federal, state, and administrative agencies against a variety of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims under such laws as Title VII, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Florida Civil Rights Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Bret also counsels management on how to avoid/resolve employment disputes and litigation, provides a wide range of management training, and drafts and reviews employee handbooks, policies and procedures, and employment agreements.

Bret currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Joe R. Lee branch of the Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida.

Representative Experience
  • Defended one of the nation's largest employers in discharge and contract interpretation arbitrations.
  • Acted as lead negotiator for public sector employer in collective bargaining.
  • Defended lawsuits alleging violations of the FLSA.
  • Acted as second-chair counsel during National Labor Relations Board Hearing regarding unit clarification issues.
  • Represented various employers in litigation of claims alleging discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under federal and state statutes.
  • Handled appeal of state administrative decision regarding veterans' preference for municipal utility.
  • Per Florida Bar rules, information on litigation and other legal successes has not been disclosed but is available upon request.
Honors & Awards
  • "Florida Rising Stars," Super Lawyers magazine