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Michael A. Wertheim

Los Angeles

P 213-630-8225
F 213-689-0430


Michael A. Wertheim is an Associate in the Los Angeles, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Mr. Wertheim focuses his practice on representing employers in workplace law matters including employment litigation and preventative advice and counsel.

He represents management in all types of employment disputes including harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination cases in both state and federal court as well as in administrative hearings. Mr. Wertheim’s practice also involves traditional labor law. He has experience handling unfair labor practice charges and trials, labor arbitrations, and other labor proceedings.

While attending law school, Mr. Wertheim was a member of the Cardozo Public Law, Policy & Ethics Journal as well as the Cardozo Labor and Employment Law Society. Mr. Wertheim also served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Mark I. Partnow, Supreme Court of the State of New York.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Wertheim was an associate at a boutique labor and employment law firm.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Guardian Ad Litem, Immigrant Defenders Law Center

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Exemption, Not Pre-Emption: California Federal Court Clarifies Meal and Rest Break Rules May Be Exempt From Labor Code Enforcement For Employers With Valid Collective Bargaining Agreements
February 14, 2018

In a recent decision, Judge Philip S. Gutierrez of the United States District Court for the Central District of California clarified an available avenue for employers with collective bargaining agreements (“CBAs”) to combat the growing trend of wage and hour lawsuits in California. In granting defendant Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. Read More

As Charter School Union Organizing Increases, Employers Must be Vigilant in Opposing Organizing Efforts
December 1, 2016

In recent years, there has been an uptick in union organizing focusing on California charter schools. Read More

Public Sector Union Fees Continue to Hang in the Balance With Scalia’s Passing
February 22, 2016

The recent death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia will give public sector unions a short respite in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al., a case that was likely to limit public sector unions’ ability to require mandatory fees from public workers. Read More