David A. Buchsbaum: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

David A. Buchsbaum

Fort Lauderdale,  FL  U.S.A.
Phone(954) 847-4730

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Corporate Compliance Audits and Counseling
  • Employment Litigation
  • Fair Labor Standards Act - FLSA
  • Management Employment Law
  • Wage and Hour Compliance
University Duke University, Durham, NC, A.B., cum laude, 1994
Law SchoolDuke University School of Law, Durham, NC, J.D., 1997
Admitted1997, Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; 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 Southern District of Florida; Florida Supreme Court

Professional Activities

Member, Society for Human Resource Management


David Buchsbaum is a partner in the Fort Lauderdale office. His practice involves representation of management in all areas of labor and employment law. David's representation extends to employers throughout the United States in both state and federal courts, as well as before the U.S. Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and various other state and federal agencies. A significant portion of his practice focuses on wage and hour law, emphasizing issues relating to minimum wage, overtime, timekeeping, and wage-payment requirements.

David assists employers in preventive efforts designed to ensure compliance, and he handles both investigations conducted by government agencies and litigation in the wage and hour area. He spends a significant amount of time counseling clients regarding day to day employment issues and assisting them to find practical solutions to their legal problems in a proactive manner. This includes preparing employee handbooks and policies, conducting manager and employee training, and providing counsel regarding all aspects of the employment process.

David is “AV” Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and was recognized as a South Florida “Top Lawyer” by South Florida Legal Guide. He has also been listed in Florida Super Lawyers - Rising Stars since 2009 and has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since 2013.


Eighty-Four Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Selected to The Best Lawyers in America 2016
August 17, 2015

Six Attorneys from Fisher & Phillips Fort Lauderdale Office Named in South Florida Top Rated Lawyers
October 4, 2012

Fisher & Phillips LLP Named Top South Florida Law Firm
September 23, 2009

AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America since 2013
Recognized as a South Florida Top Lawyer by South Florida Legal Guide in 2013
Recognized as a South Florida Top Up and Comer by South Florida Legal Guide 2007 - 2012
Listed in Florida Super Lawyers - Rising Stars in 2009, 2011, and 2012


Employers Need To Be Prepared For New Wage Laws
November 7, 2012

Political Speech In Workplace Not As Free As On Street
October 10, 2012

U.S. Supreme Court's Decision On Whistleblowers Significant
Daily Business Review
March 14, 2014

Legal Alerts

Florida Minimum Wage Rising To $8.05
December 2, 2014

Florida Employers Face Two Increases in Minimum Wage in 2009
November 24, 2008

Quotes and Soundbites

Attorneys React To DOL Misclassification Guidance
July 15, 2015


Technology Advances and Other Challenges to Complying With Wage and Hour Laws
June 18, 2015

HR Florida Conference & Expo - Orlando, FL
August 19, 2013

FLSA Overtime Compliance: The Art of Calculating the Regular Rate - Orlando, FL
August 27, 2012

FLSA Overtime Compliance: The Art of Calculating The Regular Rate,
HR Florida 2012 Conference & Expo, Orlando, Florida

Wage and Hour: What Supervisors Can Do To Minimize The Risk Of FLSA Violations,
BLR Virtual Boot Camp,
March 2011

Wage & Hour Law 101: Basic Compliance Principles,
2010 GMSHRM Legal Update, Miami, Florida

Florida Employer Survival Guide: How to Reduce Your Risk of Wage and Hour Lawsuits,
HR Florida 2010 Conference & Expo, Orlando, Florida

Reported CasesReported Cases; Flores v. Roof Tile Admin., Inc., 887 So.2d 360 (Fla. App. 2004)

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Florida Minimum Wage Rising To $8.05
Steven M. Bernstein,David A. Buchsbaum, February 3, 2015
On January 1, 2015, the minimum wage for employees working in Florida rises to $8.05 per hour. This represents an hourly increase of $0.12 over the current Florida minimum wage. The increase is tied to the rate of inflation over the prior year.

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David A. Buchsbaum

450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort LauderdaleFL 33301


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