Melanie M. Hamilton

Professional Biography

Melanie Hamilton is an associate in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm's Orange County office. 

Melanie represents employers in all facets of employment-related litigation matters, including matters involving allegations of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, breach of contract, and defamation. A significant portion of her practice is devoted to defending complex wage and hour class actions and representative actions, including claims for overtime pay, meal and rest period violations, misclassification, unlawful time rounding, and noncompliant pay stubs.

Melanie has substantial experience defending against claims arising under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the California Labor Code, and state, federal and local wage and hour laws.  

Melanie works with clients in a variety of industries, including retail, manufacturing, and healthcare. She has represented employers in both state and federal court, as well as before administrative agencies such as the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. 

Areas of Practice

Ms. Hamilton specializes in labor and employment matters on behalf of employers, including wage and hour violations, employment discrimination, wrongful termination in violation of public policy, and sexual harassment.

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