David H. Spalter, Esquire, Partner
Mr. Spalter graduated cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law in 1992, and received his undergraduate degree from Tufts University in 1989. Since graduating from law school, Mr. Spalter has concentrated his practice in the field of labor and employment law. Over the years, Mr. Spalter has represented a wide variety of clients, from Fortune 500 companies to individuals employed in numerous industries and professions within the private and public sectors.
Mr. Spalter has litigated throughout the State of Florida, and is a member of the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Spalter has been Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law since 2002, and was inducted into the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in 2013. Mr. Spalter is rated “AV” (highest rating) by Martindale Hubbell, and has received many other designations, including being listed as a “Florida Super Lawyer” by the Law & Politics publication, as a member of “Florida’s Legal Elite” by Florida Trend Magazine, and as one of “Orlando’s Top Lawyers” by Orlando Home & Leisure Magazine. Mr. Spalter also maintains the highest rating, “Superb,” in the Avvo legal directory.
Mr. Spalter has served on the Florida Bar Labor and Employment Section’s Executive Council. Additionally, he has served as the President of the Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association.
Mr. Spalter devotes a substantial portion of his practice to matters relating to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other unpaid wage claims. In addition to litigating these claims, Mr. Spalter regularly conducts compliance audits and represents employers during Department of Labor investigations. Mr. Spalter also served on a committee organized by the Orange County Bar Association to develop a standard FLSA Scheduling Order for the Orlando Division of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The resulting draft was adopted by the court, which is now routinely used in FLSA cases filed within the Division.
Mr. Spalter also lectures frequently on the FLSA in seminars for attorneys, business owners and managers, and human resources professionals. In 2003, Mr. Spalter co-authored a publication for G.Neil, titled Wage and Hour Law Understood, an Employer’s Guide to the Fair Labor Standards Act. Currently, he is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Thompson Publishing Group’s wage & hour series, including the Employer’s Guide to the Fair Labor Standards Act, and has published many articles and comments in these publications’ monthly newsletters.