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David Hanan Spalter

David Hanan Spalter

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor

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About Me

Since 1992, I've practiced exclusively in the field of labor and employment law.  I've represented both employers and employees in cases in state and federal courts throughout Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. 


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Employment & Labor: 100%
    23 years, 1 thousand cases

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Darrin Michael Phillips

    David is well regarded by both the plaintiff and defense bars in the field of labor and employment law, particularly in the area of overtime and unpaid wage claims. He routinely lectures on this subject and is widely considered to be one of the top authorities in the State of Florida.


    Darrin Phillips Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Dana Mason Gallup

    I have known David for years, as we both practice in the area of Labor and Employment Law. I consider David to be extremely knowledgable, particularly in the area of wage and hour law. I also find his temperment to be well suited to represent his client's best interests. David can be a vigorous advocate, but he always maintains a high standard of professionalism and ethics. I am happy to endorse him.


    Dana Gallup Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Jill S. Schwartz & Associates, P.A.

655 West Morse Boulevard.
Suite 212
Winter Park, FL, 327897401


FLMember in Good Standing199205/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2014
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2013
Top Rated Lawyers in Labor and Employment LawAmerican Lawyer Media2013
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2012
Orlando's Top AttorneysOrlando Home & Leisure Magazine2012
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2010
Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2006
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2003
Board Certification, Labor & Employment LawFlorida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education2002

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerJill S. Schwartz & Associates, PA2011 - Present
Senior AssociateJill S. Schwartz & Associates, PA2006 - 2011
PartnerLaw Offices of David H. Spalter, P.A.2002 - 2006

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Employment Lawyers Association (Florida chapter)President-Elect2014 - Present
National Employment Lawyers Association (Florida chapter)Vice President of Programming2013 - 2014
Florida Bar, Labor and Employment Law SectionExecutive Council2013 - Present
National Employment Lawyers Association (Florida chapter)Vice President - Programming2013 - Present
Forida Bar Labor and Employment SectionExecutive Council2013 - Present
College of Labor and Employment LawyersFellow2013 - Present
Thompson Publishing, Wage & Hour PublicationsEditorial Advisory Board2006 - Present
Florida NELAVice President2006 - 2008
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - Present
Society for Human Resource ManagementMember1998 - 2002
Florida Bar, Labor & Emplyment Law SectionMember1992 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Burton, et al. v. Hillsborough CountyObtained summary judgment. Affirmed by 11th Cir.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Employer's Guide to the Fair Labor Standards ActThe 11th Circuit Addresses the Interplay Between "Good Faith" and "Willfulness"2008
The Briefs (Orange County Bar Association)Which Bitter Pill? Correcting and Extinguishing FLSA Violations2008
Employer's Guide to the Fair Labor Standards ActThe Scope of the Compensable Workday2007
FLSA Employee Exemption HandbookProhibiting the Retroactive Use of the Fluctuating Workweek Method: Anomaly or Trend?2007
Wage & Hour Law UnderstoodTreatise2003
The CheckoffIn Defining the Term "Similarly SItuated," Eleventh Circuit Forges Two Divergent Roads2002

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Tufts UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1989

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Labor and Employment Update and Certification ReviewCo-Chair2014
Labor & Employment Certification ReviewCo-Chair2013
Florida NELA Summer ConferenceNon-Competes: The Defenses2013
Labor & Employment Certification ReviewCo-Chair2012
Labor & Employment Law Certification ReviewFair Labor Standards Act2008
Labor & Employment Law Certification ReviewFair Labor Standards Act2007
Florida NELA Spring ConferenceNon-FLSA Wage Claims2007
Labor & Employment Law Certification ReviewFair Labor Standards Act2006
Florida NELA Summer ConferenceReacting to Recent Trends in FLSA Litigation2006
Labor & Emploment Law Certification ReviewFair Labor Standards Act2005
Labor & Employment Law Certification ReviewFair Labor Standards Act2004
Employment Litigation UpdateFLSA Collective Actions2003
Workplace Blueprints SeriesLegal Aspects for HR Administrators1999
Workplace Blueprints SeriesCoping with COBRA1999
Workplace Blueprints SeriesWorkplace Privacy Issues1999
Workplace Blueprints SeriesHow to Comply with the Famly and Medical Leave Act1999
Workplace Blueprints SeriesDiscipline and Discharge without Litigation1998
Workplace Blueprint SeriesComplying with Wage and Hour Laws1998