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Employment Dispute Mediation

California Employment Dispute Mediation

In addition to representing employees, Michael Strauss also provides services as a mediator of all types of employment disputes -- individual and class action/PAGA cases -- throughout the country or virtually (by Zoom).

Over the course of his career as an attorney, Michael has represented parties at mediation in individual and large class action/PAGA lawsuits. Indeed, he has negotiated several eight-figure settlements for his own clients. This experience has given Michael a unique perspective -- negotiating huge cases takes fortitude, strategy, and hard work. Yet Michael has also resolved small, individual cases and knows that sometimes disputes over small-by-comparison amounts can evoke strong emotional responses by the parties on both sides.

Now, as a mediator himself, Michael brings the same expertise and care to his own mediations. He thrives on connecting with the parties and working with them to come up with creative solutions. As long as the parties are committed to the mediation process and have a mutual willingness to at least give settlement a shot, Michael’s efforts will help them reach their ultimate goal of reaching a resolution.

Michael has trained as a mediator at Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. He serves as a settlement officer for the Los Angeles County Superior Court’s Resolve Law Virtual MSC program. He regularly mediates individual and class/PAGA actions in half- and full-day sessions. For more information, including rates, please visit For availability, please call us at 805-303-8115 or use the contact form on this page and select the option “I’m inquiring about mediation.”

  • “Strauss & Strauss represented me in several cases against a former employer. They were taking on a Fortune 500 company that employed some of the world's biggest law firms. Michael Strauss and Andrew Ellison beat them every time.”

    - Stephen Craig

Our Notable Class Action Cases

  • Ayala v. Terminix International, Inc.
  • Bankwitz v. Ecolab Inc. - Territory Manager Overtime Lawsuit
  • Bautista v. Alliance Environmental Group
  • Berry v. DCOR, LLC
  • Bognuda v. Great White Dental
  • Campos v. Ecolab Inc. – California Route Sales Manager (RSM) Lawsuit
  • Candete v. Cummins Transportation
  • Cooper v. Ecolab Inc.
  • Derousseau v. Schlumberger Technology Corporation
  • Dietz v. Ecolab Inc.

What Makes Strauss & Strauss APC Different

  • We Don't Give Up

    If we don't get a favorable ruling the first time around, we work hard to appeal cases to ensure we do everything we can for your case.

  • We Exclusively Represent Employees

    We fight on behalf of employees only and are not afraid of going up against the largest corporations in the country, if not the world.

  • We Think Outside of the Box

    Our seasoned team of attorneys come up with innovative solutions unheard of in the past in order to advance their cases in court.

  • Over $100 Million Recovered

    In the last decade, Strauss & Strauss APC has recovered over $100 million dollars for employees in California.

We Seek Justice for Employees Throughout California