Attorney Profile
James E. RubinJames E. Rubin is the founding partner of The Rubin Employment Law Firm, P.C. Before founding the firm, Mr. Rubin was a partner with Farber Rubin, LLC, where he managed the firm's nationally recognized employment litigation practice. Mr. Rubin counsels employers and employees in a variety of employment law matters. In 2008, he obtained a damages verdict of twice what his client was owed in a suit brought under the Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law. In 2005, Mr. Rubin defended employers in two different sexual harassment trials, each lasting more than two weeks. He has obtained six figure settlements on behalf of numerous plaintiffs. In 2003, Mr. Rubin obtained an $880,000 verdict on behalf of a commissioned salesperson. Before joining Farber Rubin, LLC, Mr. Rubin was an associate with Sherman, Dunn, Cohen, Leifer & Yellig, where he represented national and local unions.

Mr. Rubin's notable recent accomplishments include:
  • Obtaining double damages verdict in wage payment trial.
  • Asserting ministerial exception in defending church against sexual harassment claim (pending).
  • Challenging a credit union's English-fluency rule on behalf of Spanish-speaking employee.
  • Obtaining temporary restraining order freezing assets of defendants in Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law claim.
  • Negotiating a six figure settlement in "perceived as" disabled case brought under the Montgomery County Human Relations Act
  • Defending multi-branch title company against Department of Labor wage and hour audit
  • Defeating employer attempts to obtain temporary restraining orders against employee alleged to be in violation of non competition agreements.
Mr. Rubin frequently lectures to employers and employees on federal, state and local employment laws. Community groups that have invited Mr. Rubin to speak include the Howard County Chinese School, and the Montgomery County Interagency Community Committee on Developmental Disabilities.

Mr. Rubin lives with his wife and two sons in Bethesda, Maryland.


University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Juris Doctorate May 1996, Cum Laude

The Pennsylvania State University
Bachelor of Arts in Communications, May 1993, with honors


Maryland Bar, Admitted 1996
District of Columbia Bar, Admitted 1998
United States District Court for the District of Colorado, Admitted 2001
United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Admitted 2003
United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Admitted 2004
American Bar Association, member
District of Columbia Bar Association, Member, Labor and Employment Law Section, Member
Maryland State Bar Association, Member, Labor and Employment Law Section, Member
Montgomery County Bar Association, member, Employment Law Section, Chair 2003-2005; Outstanding Section Chair of the Year (2005)
Maryland Employment Lawyers Association
Metropolitan Washington Lawyers Association
National Employment Lawyers Association


Maryland Employment Law (2008)
"Retaliation: How to Build and Prove a Case after Burlington Northern, Maryland Employment Lawyers Association, Second Annual Training Conference (September 2006)
Litigation: Confessions of an Employee's Lawyer, The Maryland Employment Law Letter (June 2006)
Doing God's Work?, Maryland State Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law (Summer 2006)
"Primer on the Age Discrimination in Employment Act," Workshop on Employment Law for Federal Judges, (2004), Co-Author.
"Workplace Discrimination, Privacy and Security after 9/11", Physical and Emotional Security
"Workplace Stress Claims-ADA/FMLA Claims," New York University's 55th Annual Conference on Labor (2002), Co-Author.
"Jury Instructions and the ADA;" Workshop on Employment Law for Federal Judges, (2002), Co-Author.
Chapter Contributor, The Fair Labor Standards Act (BNA 1999)


How to Litigate an Employment Law Administrative Hearing at the Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings
Discrimination Harassment and Retaliation
Retaliation: How to Build and Prove a Case after Burlington Northern
Advanced Topics in The Family and Medical Leave Act
Grasping the Complexities of Wage and Hour Laws and New FLSA Overtime Regulations to Ensure Full Compliance: Now Who Qualifies as Exempt or Nonexempt?
Employment Law From A to Z
The Complete Payroll Process
Employee Handbooks: Everything You Need to Keep You Out of Trouble
Payroll Basics
Advanced HR Skill Building and Legal Update
The ABCs of Employment Law, including HIPAA
Human Resource Audits
Legal Update: New Decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court, Other Court Decisions, and New Government Regulations Affecting Human Resources
Employment Related Records
Payroll Management
Employee Discharge and Documentation
The Essential of the Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act
Human Resource Audits
HIPAA For Employers

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