Overview

Michael T. Grosso represents and counsels employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, with a focus on state and federal wage and hour issues involving overtime and other related claims. He has extensive experience with:

  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • New Jersey wage and hour laws
  • New York wage and hour laws
  • Complex class and collective action litigation

Michael also counsels employers on family/medical leave, discrimination, disabilities and retaliation issues and regularly represents employers in investigations brought by the U.S. Department of Labor and state agencies.

In addition to representing employers, Michael also serves as an impartial mediator for all types of employment disputes with a particular interest in mediating wage and hour class and collective actions. Michael is a New Jersey Rule 1:40 qualified mediator and on the Superior Court of New Jersey's roster of civil mediators.

Prior to joining Littler Mendelson in 2004, Michael held human resources positions with large and mid-sized companies in the financial services, insurance and construction industries and founded a human resources consulting company providing pre-employment background checks. In law school, he was editor of the Journal of International and Comparative Law.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

American Bar Association

Member

New Jersey Bar Association

Member

Labor and Employment Law Section

New York State Bar Association

Member

Middlesex County Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

Workforce 2016: How to Energize Your Employees, Reduce Your Legal Exposure and Boost Your Business

Newark, NJ

January 21, 2016
While You Were Busy Building: The Most Significant Labor Law Developments of 2015

Newark, NJ

October 20, 2015
2014 Year In Review and What to Expect for the Remainder of 2015

Newark, NJ

March 18, 2015

Education

  • J.D., New York Law School, 2004magna cum laude
  • M.A., Rutgers School of Management & Labor Relations, 1999
  • B.A., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1997

Bar Admission

New Jersey
New York

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit