Michael A. Gregg advises and represents public and private sector employers in a broad range of labor and employment law matters arising under state and federal law and in all aspects of litigation, including trial, arbitration and administrative hearings. He defends employers in state and federal courts and before various governmental agencies, including the California Labor Commissioner, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He has significant experience defending clients in complex class and collective actions, including wage and hour class actions involving alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and California wage and hour statutes. His litigation experience also includes handling wage and hour class action appellate matters. He handles cases that involve:

  • Discrimination
  • Employment-related torts
  • Wage and hour claims
  • Employee benefits
  • Wrongful termination
  • Harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Leaves of absence
  • Accommodating disabilities

He also counsels and advises clients on employment practices and policies, including how to avoid litigation.

Michael has represented unionized and public employers in labor relations matters, including arbitrations, Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) proceedings and other administrative hearings. Currently, he serves on the advisory board for HR.com California and has previously served on the editorial board of the California State Bar Labor and Employment Law Review.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member, Board of Directors

Orange County Bar Association

Co-Founding Member

Thurgood Marshall Bar Association

Secretary Treasurer, Board of Directors

Thurgood Marshall Bar Association

Member, Advisory Board

HR.com California


National Bar Association


Los Angeles County Bar Association


Labor and Employment Law Section

State Bar of California

Publications & Press

Is Affirmative Action Out of Date?

Orange County Lawyer

February 1, 2013

Opinion: Independent Contractors Under Fire

Transport Topics

September 3, 2012

"Pumped" about HGH Testing? Careful, It May Violate the ADA

Entertainment & Sports Lawyer

April 1, 2012

No Mandated Meals If Work Is On Wheels


December 23, 2011

Case Study: Wang V. Chinese Daily News


November 10, 2010

Individual Liability for Wage Violations Expands

Orange County Business Journal

March 16, 2009

Connect Proposition 209 Dots to Secure Government Funds

Los Angeles Daily Journal

July 8, 2005

Keep It Simple (at-will employment in California)

Los Angeles Daily Journal

August 30, 2004

Speaking Engagements

New Employment and Labor Laws for 2015

Irvine, CA

January 27, 2015

HIPAA Overview

Lorman Education Services, Santa Ana, CA

April 17, 2013

Employment Law Update

Joint Winter Meeting - SoCal CUPA-HR and Southern California HERC, Costa Mesa, CA

February 1, 2013

Labor and Employment Law Update

Los Angeles, CALos Angeles, CAIrvine, CASan Diego, CA

January 16, 2013

Labor and Employment Law Update

San Diego, CAIrvine, CALos Angeles, CALos Angeles, CA

January 15, 2013

Labor and Employment Law Update

Irvine, CASan Diego, CALos Angeles, CALos Angeles, CA

January 10, 2013

Employment Law Update

Irvine, CA

October 19, 2012

Leave Me Alone

Irvine, CA

September 28, 2012

Full Brake Ahead? Navigating the FSLA Motor Carrier Exemption

Winter Membership and Board Meeting - National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC), Key Largo, FL

February 16, 2012

2012 Southern California Legal Update

Irvine, CA

January 19, 2012


  • J.D., University of Southern California Gould School of Law, 1999
  • B.A., University of Southern California, 1995

Bar Admission