Fabian A. Ruiz focuses his practice on representing management in a wide variety of employment issues. He has successfully defended employers in single plaintiff, multiplaintiff and class and collective actions before federal and state courts.
Fabian’s experience also includes successfully arbitrating and mediating employment matters from inception to complete dismissal, and helping employers respond to administrative charges brought before federal, state and local administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Florida Commission on Human Relations and the Miami-Dade Commission on Human Rights.
Fabian has represented clients in the defense of claims brought under : Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Trade secrets and noncompetition laws, Florida’s Civil Rights Act.
Fabian also provides counseling and training to large and medium sized employers on all aspects of employment law, in both English and Spanish, on topics such as sexual harassment and discrimination, best practices for hiring, discipline and discharge, wage and hour laws and issues, independent contractor classification issues, and also benefits and drawbacks of alternative dispute resolution in the workplace.
Additionally, Fabian has conducted company-wide audits of employee classifications, compensation practices and equal employment practices and has reviewed and drafted company handbooks, policies, independent contractor agreements and alternative dispute resolution policies.
While in law school, Fabian clerked at a full service law firm, worked as a judicial intern for current Chief U.S. District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey Jose L. Linares and also for Judge Ivan F. Fernandez of the Florida Third District Court of Appeal.
Fabian also served as a legal trainee for the New York City Football Club of Major League Soccer, as a law clerk for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and as a legal intern for the Office of the Governor in the state of New Jersey.
During law school, he was a graduate fellow at the Eagleton Institute of Politics. Fabian earned his Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University, where he was a three-year letterwinner for football.
- J.D., Rutgers School of Law, 2015
- B.A., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2011
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Professional & Community Affiliations :
- Member, Young Lawyers Division – Men of Color Project, American Bar Association
- Member, Social Media Committee, Hispanic National Bar Association
- Member, Cuban American Bar Association
- Member, Rutgers Football Letterwinners Association
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