Fabian A. Ruiz Attorney At Law

Fabian A. Ruiz - Attorney at Law

Of Counsel

T 305-416-6880
F 305-416-6887
Miami 333 S.E. 2nd Avenue Suite 3200 Miami, Florida 33131

Fabian has experience representing clients in both unionized and union-free environments. He has obtained successful resolutions on behalf of his clients in single plaintiff, multi-plaintiff, and class and collective actions in both state and federal courts in the employment context. He has also represented clients before federal, state, and local administrative agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Florida Commission on Human Rights, and the Miami-Dade Commission on Human Rights. Additionally, Fabian's background includes experience in mediation and arbitration, having successfully mediated and arbitrated employment matters from inception to complete dismissal in a broad range of industries, including extensive experience in the restaurant, food and grocery retail, construction, healthcare, and media industries.

While Fabian is adept at handling litigation and administrative charges for clients, a central focus of his practice is providing preventive advice counseling, and training to employers, in both English and Spanish, on a host of employment law topics, including sexual harassment and discrimination, hiring, discipline and discharge, wage and hour regulations, independent contractor classification issues, and alternative dispute resolution. Fabian is skilled at trouble-spotting and has conducted company-wide audits of employee classifications, compensation practices, and equal employment practices. He has also reviewed, drafted, and revised company handbooks and standalone policies to remain compliant with the ever-shifting landscape of employment laws.

Fabian has worked on several facets of traditional labor law, including working on collective bargaining negotiations, unfair labor practice charges, and arbitration hearings.
  • Education
    • Rutgers University, B.A. (2011)
    • Rutgers University School of Law, J.D. (2015)

  • Admissions
    • Florida
    • New Jersey
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

  • Professional Associations & Memberships
    • The Florida Bar
    • American Bar Association
      • Young Lawyers Division - Men of Color Project, Former Founding Member
    • Hispanic National Bar Association
    • Cuban American Bar Association, Member
    • Rutgers Football Letterwinners Association, Member

  • Representative Experience
    • Achieved affirmance of dismissal of employee’s hostile work environment compliant before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
    • Participated as large team of attorneys negotiating collective bargaining agreements for several Florida, Texas, and Nevada hospitals.
    • Successfully defended against employee’s interlocutory appeal of motion for preliminary injunction to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
    • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of an international luxury hotel brand on former employee's claims of race, religion, and national origin discrimination and retaliation.
    • Obtained summary judgment and affirmance of dismissal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on behalf of a large U.S. financial institution on claim by employee of retaliation under Florida’s Private Whistleblower’s Act.
    • Assisted several companies of varying sizes  with enforcement of non-compete, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements.
    • Obtained summary judgment in arbitration on behalf of architecture firm on former employee’s claim of entitlement to overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

  • Awards & Recognitions
    • Best Lawyers in America, “Ones to Watch,” 2021-2022
      • Labor and Employment Law – Management
      • Litigation - Labor and Employment
    • Super Lawyers, “Rising Star," 2021
    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2020 Class of Pathfinders

  • Languages
    • Spanish
    • Portuguese

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