Michael Wertheim represents employers in workplace matters, including employment litigation, wage and hour class actions, California Labor Code actions, Private Attorneys General Act actions, and traditional labor law. He also represents companies in a wide range of employment disputes in both state and federal court, including cases alleging discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and retaliation. In addition, Michael handles labor arbitrations, unfair labor practice charges, and other labor proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and Public Employment Relations Board.
Michael has defended numerous single-plaintiff, representative and class claims on behalf of clients in the health care, retail, and entertainment industries, including claims related to misclassification, exemption, overtime, meal and rest breaks, and off-the-clock work, along with disability discrimination, sexual harassment, trade secret misappropriation, and other forms of wrongful termination. Michael also advises employers regarding employment policies and handbooks, disciplinary issues, trade secrets, disability and other medical accommodations, leaves of absence, harassment training, and employment contract disputes.