Michael Schmidt was named to the 2020 JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards, which acknowledges the top authors and firms for their thought leadership in key topics the previous year. This award recognizes 26 firms and 235 authors in total, out of the more than 50,000 who published on the JD Supra platform last year. Schmidt ranked number 5 author for employer liability issues based on the podcast that he hosts and produces called "Employment Law Now," which brings listeners the latest trends, news, and developments in employment law.
Schmidt is the vice chair of Cozen O'Connor’s Labor & Employment Department. For more than 25 years, he has concentrated his practice on representing companies and management in all facets of employment law, such as: (i) defense in litigation involving wage and hour (overtime and unpaid compensation), discrimination, harassment, retaliation and whistle-blowing, non-competes and trade secrets, and disability and other leave-related issues, including claims covered under EPLI (employment practices liability insurance) policies; (ii) day-to-day counseling and in-house training on issues from hiring to firing, and other questions unique to his clients’ industries and business; and (iii) drafting and reviewing employment agreements, termination and severance agreements, confidentiality and non-competes, and employment policies and manuals.
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