Carter L. Norfleet


Los Angeles
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Carter Norfleet represents and advises employers in all facets of employment and labor law, including pre-litigation negotiations, single plaintiff cases, and class action and PAGA matters at various stages of litigation. He focuses on cases relating to wrongful termination and discharge, wage and hour issues, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and unemployment insurance issues. Carter also has experience defending companies against class action lawsuits for misclassification of exempt employees and independent contractors, missed meal periods and rest breaks, wage statement violations, business expense reimbursement violations, and split shift violations.

In addition to his litigation practice, Carter advises clients regarding practical compliance with federal, California and local employment law, including assisting companies and management with preparing and dealing with DFEH investigations and position statements, drafting employment and separation agreements, terminations of employment, employee handbooks, and arbitration agreements.


  • Experienced in representing employers in state, federal and administrative courts and before the California Labor Commissioner.
  • Experience representing employers in arbitration and mediation.

Recognitions and Memberships


  • National Employment Law Council (NELC): Academy Fellow (2020)


  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • California


  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 2016, cum laude; American University Business Law Review
  • B.A., Political Science, Occidental College, 2012


In The Blogs

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Employment Law Spotlight
AB 2457: A Potential Helping Hand for California Employers in a Time of Need
By Shareef Farag, Carter L. Norfleet
June 3, 2020
With the sudden outbreak of COVID-19 forcing businesses to shut their doors for months, coupled with resulting furloughs and layoffs, California employers could use a helping hand. Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore) has...