STEVEN AWITT

Partner

Tel: (949) 346-4799

Fax: (949) 229-8633

STEVEN@WITTLF.COM

Steven Witt represents employees in all aspects of employment litigation, including unlawful discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, misclassification of workers (exempt/nonexempt, independent contractors, etc.), wage & hour violations, and whistleblower protection.

Steven also has extensive experience with employee benefits issues, such as employer-based healthcare, 401(k) and pension plans, and disability plans and leaves of absence (FMLA, pregnancy, disability, military, etc.).  Steven has also lectured extensively on compliance issues relating to the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (ACA) for employer-provided healthcare at seminars and conferences across the country.

Prior to joining Witt Law Firm, PC, Steven worked as an associate attorney at elite national and international law firms, including McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Fisher Phillips LLP, and Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, focusing his litigation practice in the fields of employment litigation, employee benefits, tax, and commercial litigation.  He also worked as in­house counsel at Under Armour, Inc., focusing primarily on employment law and trademark litigation.  Immediately following law school, Steven served as a Judicial Fellow at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. While in law school he clerked for the general counsel of a national political party committee and served on the staff of the American University Law Review.

Admissions
California
Virginia
United States District Courts for the Central, Eastern, and Northern Districts of California

American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., cum laude

University of California, San Diego, B.A.

Even “Small” Companies May Find Themselves Subject To The ACA’s Employer Mandate, Orange County Business Journal (April 14, 2015)

Healthcare Reform: Plan Eligibility Rules Need To Be In Writing, Orange County Business Journal (January 19, 2015)

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Religious Beliefs Of Business Owner, Lexology and F&P Legal Alert (June 30, 2014)

Supreme Court: Severance Payments Are Wages Subject To FICA Taxes, Lexology and F&P Legal Alert (March 25, 2014)

New U.S. Guidance On Expatriate Health Plans, Cross-Border Employer Blog (January 30, 2014)

Windsor & DOMA: Issues for Cross-Border Employers, Cross-Border Employer Blog (October 2, 2013)

Healthcare Reform & Seasonal Guest Workers, Cross-Border Employer Blog (July 2, 2013)

U.S. Healthcare Reform, Foreign Employers, and Employers of Foreign Workers, Cross-Border Employer Blog (March 28, 2013)

Healthcare Reform Legal Overview, CHLA ACA Seminar, Denver, CO (May 15, 2015)

The Affordable Care Act: Top 10 Things Employers Need To Know, “One Day, Many Solutions” Seminars, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (April 30, 2015); Denver, CO (April 29, 2015); San Francisco, CA (April 22, 2015); Portland, OR (April 21, 2015)

Healthcare Reform—Are You Ready?, Legislative & Benefits Update Seminars, San Francisco, CA (February 5, 2015); San Diego, CA (February 3, 2015); Sacramento, CA (January 21, 2015)

Healthcare Reform Update, BBSI Owners Symposium, Ontario, CA (September 18, 2014)

Healthcare Reform Checkup: Key Concerns for Employers, “One Day, Many Solutions” Seminars, Phoenix, AZ (May 21, 2014); San Francisco, CA (May 15, 2014); Denver, CO (May 7, 2014); Portland, OR (April 29, 2014)

Healthcare Reform Checkup: Key Concerns for Employers, BBSI Legal Update Seminar, Long Beach, CA (April 30, 2014)

PEO Primer, NAPEO Risk Management Conference, Tampa, FL (February 25, 2014)

Affordable Care Act & Agricultural Employers, NCAE Annual National Conference, Washington, DC (February 4, 2014)

Healthcare Reform – 2014 Update, NCGA Employer Conference, Raleigh, NC (February 3, 2014)

Healthcare Reform Planning in 2014, SRF&V Annual Conference, Savannah, GA (January 9, 2014)

Steven has also conducted numerous state-mandated Sexual Harassment seminars to employers throughout California