Michael Nader is a shareholder in the firm’s Sacramento office. A highly skilled litigator, advisor, counselor, and trainer, Mr. Nader represents employers in employment-related litigation in federal and state courts, and before administrative agencies. He focuses his practice on wage and hour class action litigation, and on defending wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims.
Mr. Nader regularly provides practical legal advice for employers on how to best achieve their business goals while managing risk under California’s employment laws. His counsel covers the full range of workplace issues, including wage and hour compliance, harassment prevention, performance management, disability accommodations and the interactive process, managing leaves of absence, adopting compliant policies and practices, and protecting trade secrets.
Mr. Nader is also an engaging speaker who has trained thousands of managers, supervisors, and employees on how to maintain a respectful workplace that is free of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, abusive conduct and bullying.
For several years, Mr. Nader served as in-house employment counsel for an industry leading CPG company in California where he provided strategic advice that enabled the company to meet its business objectives, manage risk, and maintain a respectful culture. He managed the company’s performance discipline and termination decisions, advised on the full range of employment law issues, trained the workforce on harassment prevention, and obtained several “no cause” findings on EEOC and DFEH charges. Mr. Nader understands that clients appreciate clear, practical guidance on what steps to take to ensure legal compliance and achieve business goals.
Mr. Nader also served as a federal judicial clerk for the Hon. Rudolph T. Randa of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, and for the Hon. Daniel A. Manion of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Mr. Nader assisted in the drafting of numerous decisions involving Labor and Employment Law issues, and gained valuable insights into what courts most appreciate when reviewing a case.
Through his extensive experience as a litigator, advisor, trainer, in-house counselor, and judicial clerk, Mr. Nader understands the practical and legal challenges facing California employers, and he works closely with clients to develop strategies for success.