Gregg I. Shavitz
In December 1999, Gregg I. Shavitz founded the Shavitz Law Group (SLG), starting as a solo practitioner representing one employee at a time. Now, twenty years later, SLG is a team of eight lawyers that handles class and collective actions for employees owed damages from their employers. SLG has recovered more than half a billion dollars in unpaid overtime pay against all types of employers, including financial institutions, insurance companies, retailers, utilities, wireless providers, restaurants and medical practices. Mr. Shavitz is widely regarded as one of the nation’s top Wage and Hour lawyers and handles high-value cases nationally.
“You Get What You Tolerate. Employees don’t need to tolerate being mistreated in the workplace. I know someone who can do something about it…”
Mr. Shavitz is an eight-time “Super Lawyer”, six-time “Legal Elite”, nine-time “Top Lawyer” and recognized by U.S. Business News in 2020 for being a Most Dedicated Plaintiff’s Employment Lawyer. Mr. Shavitz is a nationally recognized employment law litigator who helps employees, whether it be Wage and Hour cases, or Equal Pay Act Claims, or Discrimination matters. Mr. Shavitz has had cases reported from coast to coast, including the NY Times, LA Times, Washington Post, Law 360, NPR, and recently regarding the class action representation of the thousand campaign staffers who claimed wrongful termination by 2020 presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg.
In the firm’s 20-year history, Mr. Shavitz has settled or resolved hundreds of high-stakes cases. Since 2010, SLG has had over 100 different class action cases settle for over $1 million dollars each.
Mr. Shavitz met his wife while they were both law students. Outside of the office, Mr. Shavitz enjoys being active with his sons, including working out, skiing, cycling and playing golf.
- Class and collective actions for employee rights
- Actions for unpaid overtime (Fair Labor Standards Act)
- Misclassified as exempt
- Off-the-clock work
- Misclassified as independent contractors
- Equal Pay Act claims
- Retaliation claims
University of Miami Law School
B.A., Economics, 1991
Florida Bar (1994),
Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, 1994
U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 2007
U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals, 2011
The Florida Bar (Labor and Employment Law Section)
Federal Bar Association
Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers Association
Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
American Inns of Court
Fellow, The Florida Bar Foundation
$7,950,000.00 settlement for off-the-clock hours worked by Tellers of a large national bank. (confidential)
$34,000,000.00 settlement for unpaid overtime wages for CVS Assistant Store Managers.
$15,000,000.00 settlement for Relationship Managers, Relationship Bankers, Personal Banking Officers, Consumer Bankers, Business Banking Specialists, and Small Business Specialists of a large national bank misclassified as exempt from overtime. (confidential)
$9,500,000.00 settlement for unpaid overtime to Service Managers and Kitchen Managers and Assistant Managers in training who worked for a large casual restaurant chain. (confidential)
$9,900,000.00 settlement for unpaid overtime for TD Bank Assistant Store Managers, Assistant Branch Managers and Customer Sales & Service Managers.
$4,500,000.00 settlement for off-the-clock hours worked by Servisair, LLC and Swissport USA airplane fuelers nationwide.
$16,666,667.00 settlement for unpaid overtime for salaried Assistant Branch Managers of a large national bank. (confidential)
$12,500,000.00 settlement for unpaid overtime for Merrill Lynch Financial Solution Advisors;
$16,500,000.00 settlement for unpaid overtime Bob Evans Farms Restaurant Assistant Managers.
$23,500,000.00 settlement for unpaid overtime for Bank of America Mortgage Loan Originators.
$14,000,000.00 settlement for off-the-clock work by Financial Advisor Trainees and then misclassified as exempt after training by financial institution. (confidential)
$5,500,000.00 settlement for unpaid overtime for Assistant Managers in Training at large national retailer. (confidential)
$7,750,000.00 settlement for unpaid overtime for Enterprise Rental Car Assistant Managers
AV rated, 2000–2020
South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyer Up and Comer, 2004, 2006 and 2009
Florida Rising Star, 2009
South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyer List, 2009–2019
Florida Super Lawyers, 2013–2020
Palm Beach Illustrated Top Lawyer, 2018, 2019, 2020
Florida Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite 2020, 2015, 2014, 2006, 2005, and 2004 in the area of Labor & Employment Law