Overview
Publications
Presentations

Michelle Freeman is an associate in Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP’s San Francisco office. Michelle is experienced in defending employers at all stages of litigation, from pre-litigation through resolution, in both state and federal court, as well as before administrative agencies, including the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

In addition to defending matters involving allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage and hour violations, Michelle counsels employers on a wide-range of employment matters including employee discipline, termination, disability issues, and wage and hour compliance.

Prior to joining Hirschfeld Kraemer, Michelle practiced employment law at a nationwide defense firm in San Francisco.

In her free time, Michelle enjoys watching baseball, hiking, and traveling.

 

More Relaxed Masking, Distancing Among Cal/OSHA’s Latest Proposed Changes To Safety Rules,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP Blog, June 16, 2021

To Mask Or Not To Mask? Cal/OSHA Still Sorting It Out,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP Blog), June 11, 2021

Cal/OSHA Issues New Vaccine Guidelines,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP Blog), May 11, 2021

Special Report: Major Changes For California Employers in 2021,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP Blog), December 23, 2020

Cal/OSHA’s 14-Day-Quarantine Requirement Reduced to 10 Days (If Local Requirements Allow),” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP Blog), December 18, 2020

UPDATE: New California COVID-19 Health & Safety Rules Effective Immediately,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP Blog), December 2, 2020

Cal/OSHA Approves New COVID-19 Health and Safety Regulations,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP Blog), November 23, 2020

California Food Sector Workers Are Eligible For Paid Sick Leave,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP Blog), May 22, 2020

Update on California Sick Leave Ordinances – SF, LA, Oakland,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP Blog), May 21, 2020

Planning For The Rebound: Step 19 – Are Future Layoffs ‘Unforeseeable’ Under Cal-WARN?” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP Blog), May 21, 2020

San Francisco & San Jose Emergency Sick Pay Ordinances Cover FFCRA Gaps,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP Blog), April 14, 2020

Panelist, Demystifying California’s Workplace Reopening: To Mask Or Not To Mask? (and all your other questions answered), Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP webinar,  June 25, 2021

Moderator, New Wave of OSHA Whistleblower Claims in the U.S.: Are You Prepared? Employment Law Alliance webinar, June 23, 2021

Panelist, OSHA Updates: Are You A Primary or Secondary Target? Employment Law Alliance webinar, May 5, 2021

Panelist, Returning to Work: Understanding COVID-19 Vaccines and the Legal Implications of Mandating Vaccinations, Hirschfeld Kraemer/USI webinar, March 30, 2021

Panelist, COVID-19 in the Workplace: What Employers Need to Know, Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP webinar, February 18, 2021

Panelist, Managing Employees in a Time of Chaos: A 2021 Employment Law Overview, Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP webinar, January 29, 2021

Panelist, Workplace Safety & Health in 2021: New Regulations and Tackling Vaccinations in the U.S., Employment Law Alliance webinar, January 27, 2021

Panelist, “New Cal-OSHA Regulations and Their Impact on Employers During COVID-19,” Employment Law Alliance podcast, Episode 200, December 14, 2020

Education

J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2017; cum laude

B.A., California State University, Fullerton, 2013, summa cum laude

Admissions

California

U.S. District Court for the Northern, Central, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California