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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.

Over the past few years, California has enacted legislation that requires public companies in California to meet certain diversity metrics with respect to their boards of directors. These board-specific requirements
Continue Reading More than a “Board” Game: How Companies Thrive with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

On Sept. 18, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) into law. AB5, effective Jan. 1, 2020, seeks to codify and clarify a California Supreme Court case (
Continue Reading AB5 Update: California Legislature Seeks Shake-Up of Gig Economy; Any Impact of CA Independent Contractor Laws on Franchisors Remains Unclear