Employment Law


We represent both employees and employers in a variety of employment law issues. These include harassment, discrimination, and wage and hour claims. Our experience representing both employers and employees gives our attorneys a unique understanding of these workplace issues, and the perspective and ability to evaluate claims and pursue the best strategy for the client, whichever side you are on.

Mr. Smith also serves as a neutral workplace investigator, helping resolve potential workplace issues before they ever have to go to litigation.

Are you an employee?

We represent people who have been victimized in the workplace by harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, or discrimination, or other violations of law. These include cases based on age, gender, pregnancy, and medical condition, as well as wage and hour issues involving violations of independent contractor, overtime, minimum wage and lunch and rest period regulations. Our firm also has successfully litigated large wage and hour class action cases, helping employees receive their rightful pay.

Are you an employer?

We represent employers in employment litigation, as well as proactively advising them to prevent employment issues from arising.

We have successfully defended employers in cases involving wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation and wage and hour claims by employees.

We also advise employers proactively on employee issues, preventing workplace issues from arising by assisting in drafting documents including employment contracts and policies and procedures. Our firm also advises employers dealing with ongoing employees, so that litigation never becomes an issue.

Michael J. F. Smith also works as a neutral workplace investigator, helping resolve potential workplace issues before they ever have to go to litigation.