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Karen Meyer Buesing

Karen Meyer Buesing

Employment Lawyer
Akerman LLP
Tampa, FL
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About Karen Meyer Buesing

Attorney Biography

Karen Buesing has represented management in employment law matters for more than 30 years. She is one of only about 200 lawyers in Florida who are Board Certified by The Florida Bar as specialists in Labor & Employment Law. She has represented businesses, small and large, in litigation matters before local, state, and federal agencies, state and federal courts, and arbitration panels. Her experience includes discrimination and harassment claims, investigation, and litigation; whistleblower litigation; wage and hour litigation; non-compete and trade secret litigation; employment contract negotiation and litigation; litigation of fiduciary obligations; litigation of minority shareholder/partner disputes in closely held entities; and all aspects of employment counseling and training. Karen has been recognized by Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America, and has been named one of Florida's Top 100 Lawyers and Florida's Top 50 Women Lawyers. Karen was the recipient of the 2014 Florida Supreme Court Tobias Simon Award, the state's highest pro bono service award. Karen is a former management co-chair of the ABA Equal Employment Opportunity Committee.

Practice Areas

Employment Law (100%)

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Bar Licenses

Florida State Bar
Member in Good Standing


University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law

Specialty Certifications

The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Board Certified Specialist
Labor & Employment Law
The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education


Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers
Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers

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Recognized for Professional Involvement
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Karen Meyer Buesing
Akerman LLP
401 E Jackson St Suite 1700
Tampa, FL 33602
Office: 813-223-7333
Fax: 813-223-2837

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Bar License Information

Membership with The Florida Bar -

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Specialty Certification Information

Certified in Employment Law -

Florida Bar Board Certification in Employment Law - Lawyers certified in "Labor and Employment Law" by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization have demonstrated substantial involvement in this area of the law.

Under Rule 6-23.2, the term "Labor and Employment law" is defined as "advice and representation concerning the application and interpretation of public and private sector labor and employment law principles, as well as employment discrimination and employment-related civil rights law."

Attorneys that practice labor and employment law in Florida deal with "state and federal laws that apply to the employment relationship including, but not limited to:

(1) the National Labor Relations Act, as amended;

(2) the Fair Labor Standards Act;

(3) Florida's public sector collective bargaining laws and career service appeals;

(4) the Employment Retirement Income Security Act;

(5) the Family Medical Leave Act;

(6) Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and Florida's Civil Rights Act;

(7) the Americans With Disabilities Act;

(8) Occupational Safety and Health Act; [and]

(9) the Age Discrimination in Employment Act."