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Dennis M. McClelland

Dennis M. McClelland

Phelps Dunbar LLP

Tampa, FL, USA


Dennis McClelland is a partner with Phelps Dunbar LLP and practices out of the firm’s Tampa, Florida, office.  A large focus of his practice over the past 18 years has been in the area of wage and hour law, including representing companies in FLSA collective actions, mass individual FLSA actions following decertification, and large-scale Department of Labor investigations.  Mr. McClelland also provides strategic consulting to companies regarding complex wage and hour compliance matters.  Mr. McClelland currently serves as an editor-in-chief of the supplement to the Fair Labor Standards Act treatise published by the American Bar Association and BNA Books.  He has served on the board of editors for the Fair Labor Standards Act treatise and its supplements for over 10 years.   Mr. McClelland also is a senior editor of the ABA/BNA treatise Wage and Hour Laws: A State-by-State Survey and was a co-author of the Florida Chapter in the treatise.  Mr. McClelland  currently serves as the management-side chair of the Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee of the ABA’s Labor and Employment Law Section and previously served as the management-side chair of the Fair Labor Standards Act Subcommittee from 2009-2012.  Mr. McClelland is a charter member of the Wage and Hour Defense Institute.


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