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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.

 

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

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 t he Northern, Central, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California