Michelle counsels and defends employers on a wide range of employment, labor, and personnel matters. She has significant litigation management experience in both federal and state court, including several trials, arbitrations, and evidentiary hearings. Michelle defends employers in litigation involving individual and class action claims under Title VII, the ADEA, the ADA, the FMLA, the FLSA, and claims involving wage and compensation issues, covenants not to compete, workers compensation, and whistleblower retaliation. She also represents employers at the administrative level, including claims filed with the EEOC, the NLRB, OSHA, and unemployment agencies.
Michelle represents and counsels several industries for their employment and personnel needs, including transportation companies, general contractors, subcontractors, financial institutions, mortgage servicers, credit bureaus, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, medical providers, staffing companies, and property owners. She counsels both domestic and international clients on compliance issues, best practices for litigation avoidance, and how to streamline internal business processes. Michelle also provides advice on employment and personnel issues, such as employment agreements, severance and separation agreements, employee handbooks, and individual employment policies.