Arizona Employment Lawyers
We advise and represent both employers and employees in employment related issues and disputes. This unique balance allows our employment law attorneys to not only see potential pitfalls and provide our employer clients opportunities to reduce their risks but also know when an employer has overstepped. Our full range of employment legal services includes compliance of federal and state employment laws, contractual employment issues, benefits and termination.
Our Arizona employment attorneys assist employers in complying with complex employment laws. In an increasingly regulated area, they are abreast of changing federal and state regulations. We have assisted employers with
• Discipline and termination including wrongful and/or retaliation termination claims
• Counsel and representation on
o Fair Labor Standards Act and FSLA wage and hour matters
o Americans with Disabilities Act
o Affordable Care Act
o Affirmative action
o Title VII Discrimination and Civil Rights Act
o Sexual harassment and hostile work environment
o Retaliation and whistleblower claims
• Contractual issues such as non-compete covenants, restrictive covenants, employment contracts, confidentiality agreements, trade secrets, contractor agreements, and severance packages.
• Counsel for daily human resource management issues and assist with intricate and complex state and federal labor laws.
• Draft employee handbooks, policies and procedures.
When needed, our employment law attorneys represent employers in litigation matters; at arbitration, mediation and administrative hearings for issues ranging from allegations of discrimination or harassment to wrongful discharge allegations. We partner with our clients to reduce their risk of employment related claims and assertively advocate, protecting their interests.
Arizona is a right to work state and as such many people who are employed in Arizona are deemed “at will” employees. Our employment law attorneys understand the “at will” doctrine and the nuances that it brings to Arizona employment issues. They have represented many employees including:
• Wage and hour claims including exempt job classification, non-payment of overtime, withholding pay, failure to pay wages on termination and independent contractor.
• Wrongful termination including allegations and claims of retaliation, discrimination or whistleblowing
• Negotiation of severance agreements and packages including severance compensation
• Sexual harassment and hostile work environment claims
• Violations of federal law including Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Affordable Care Act (ACA) and COBRA