Assouline & Berlowe is pleased to announce that Ellen M. Leibovitch has joined the firm as Partner

 

Ellen Leibovitch is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law. 

 

Ms. Leibovitch is a partner and the head of the firm’s labor and employment law group.  As such, Ms. Leibovitch focuses her practice on labor and employment law counseling and litigation, as well as commercial and business litigation. In 2004, she achieved Board Certification in Labor and Employment Law by The Florida Bar.

 

Ms. Leibovitch has significant jury and bench trial experience, trying cases at the state, federal and agency levels in the areas of theft of trade secrets, injunctive relief, overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act, defamation, gender discrimination, age discrimination, sexual harassment and breach of partnership and other contracts. She is also skilled in drafting, analyzing and evaluating employee handbooks, as well as employment, non-compete, confidentiality, severance, separation, independent contractor and similar employment-related agreements.

 

Over the years, Ms. Leibovitch has made numerous presentations to clients and organizations on employment-related topics, including records retention requirements, unveiling the myths about employment laws, navigating through the Fair Labor Standards Act, how to develop and implement policies against harassment and discrimination, how to recognize and prevent harassment in the work place, how to investigate and remedy complaints of harassment and discrimination, how to implement diversity programs and the effective use of employee handbooks and personnel policies.

 

Ms. Leibovitch is a former President of the South Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers and an ex officio member of its Board of Directors. She is also the Co-Chair of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Committee and serves on the Wage & Hour Administration Liaison sub-committee of the Labor & Employment Section of The Florida Bar.

 

Ms. Leibovitch is a long-standing member of the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce’s “Successful Women in Business” group, as well as the West Boca Chamber of Commerce’s newly-formed “Women in Business” division. She is also an active member of Human Resources Palm Beach County, the local chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management, and serves on the fund-raising committee for the foundation atSpanish RiverCommunityHigh Schoolwhere her two children attend school.

 

In 2011, Ms. Leibovitch was named one of the “Top Attorneys inFlorida” by The Wall Street Journal and included in the 2011 edition of Thomson Reuters’ “Florida Super Lawyers.”

 

Ms. Leibovitch also sits on the Board of Directors of Senior Care Strategies, Inc.

 

We at Assouline & Berlowe are pleased to welcome Ms. Leibovitch to our team.

 

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