Peter Rosenzweig has dedicated his entire legal career to employment law and related litigation. He provides a full range of legal support on all employment law and human resources matters to companies of all sizes in a variety of sectors.
As a trial lawyer, Peter has handled both jury and non-jury cases in the federal and state courts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Florida, and has been directly involved in numerous matters before the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations, New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, United States Department of Labor, and Pennsylvania Department of Labor. He also has significant experience in the area of alternative dispute resolution, particularly mediations and arbitrations of employment disputes and other related matters. In addition to his litigation work, Peter provides advice and counsel to companies on a wide array of employment issues including the job application and hiring process, background checks, employment contracts, employee handbooks, workplace harassment policies and procedures, on-site training, workplace investigations, social media policies, leaves of absence, discipline, complaints of discrimination and harassment, collective and class action lawsuits, compensation, wage and hour issues, overtime, terminations, reductions in force, separation and severance agreements, non-competition/non-solicitation/non-disclosure agreements, confidentiality restrictions and trade secret protection.
In recent years, Peter has spent considerable time on wage and hour issues, and claims concerning overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and applicable state laws. He often advises companies on maintaining compliance with wage and hour issues, and defends them against claims of unpaid or improperly paid overtime compensation. He has been lead counsel in multiple collective and class action cases around the country that have sought unpaid wages and overtime pay.
University of Miami School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1997)
Pennsylvania State University, Schreyer Honors College (B.A., cum laude, 1994)
New Jersey, 1999
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 1998
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1998
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, 1999
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2001
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2001
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2002
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, 2009
Peter frequently presents CLE programs on wide range of employment issues.
Prior to joining Kleinbard, Peter was a shareholder at Rubin, Fortunato & Harbison P.C. Before joining Rubin Fortunato in 2010, Peter was an associate at private firms in Miami and Philadelphia, he founded and managed his own successful firm for five years, and then ran the satellite Philadelphia office of a national full-service law firm.