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Shar Bahmani Shar Bahmani Steven R. Beeghley Steve Beeghley
  Lauren Reynolds Lauren Reynolds


Employment Law

Our employer-focused attorneys offer experience in compliance issues and in avoiding, litigating and resolving employment disputes and regulatory enforcement actions.

When you put people to work, you do not want them to sue you. We can work with you to make your workforce more productive and cohesive, and we can defend you against claims by employees and government regulators.

We enjoy working with employers who have a team approach, appreciate employee loyalty, recognize employee excellence, understand the high cost of employee turnover and disputes, and have utilized and motivated their workforces to maximize profitability.

preventive measures

We help clients adopt and revise employee manuals and policies covering issues such as worker classification, drug testing, electronic communications, and privacy issues. We also assist business owners and human resource managers by guiding them through issues regarding hiring practices, non-compete covenants, confidentiality agreements, employee reviews, worker classification, discipline, compensation, overtime, and terminations.

Employee Claims and Regulatory Enforcement

Even the most effective prevention measures cannot totally inoculate employers from controversy, disputes and litigation. When employment disputes arise, we aggressively represent and protect employers in resolving and litigating employee claims, including:

  • claims of wrongful termination, sexual harassment, etc.;

  • medical marijuana in the workplace;

  • Arizona minimum wage;

  • mandatory paid sick leave;

  • restrictive covenants and non-compete agreements;

  • confidentiality agreements;

  • class and collective actions;

  • proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Civil Rights Division of the Arizona Attorney General's Office;

  • proceedings before other regulatory bodies that govern employment matters, such as the U.S. Department of Labor and the NLRB; and

  • claims related to state and federal employment-related laws, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the:


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Ban on Sexual Orientation Discrimination May Affect Arizona Employers, April 2017

Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave: New Arizona Statutes

New OSHA Rule May Impact Post-Accident Employee Drug Testing

Joint Employment: NLRB Ruling Poses New Risks for Employers

Employee Misclassification and the “Economic Realities” Test

Accommodating Pregnant Employees

NLRB Takes Aim at Employee Handbooks

FMLA: Communicating with Employees on Leave

Minimum Wage: Don't Overlook Arizona's Higher Requirement

Arizona Same-Sex Marriage Triggers FMLA Eligibility

U.S. Department of Labor Offers Incentives to Self-Report Worker Misclassification

Misclassifying Employees as "Owners": Resist the Temptation

Restrictive Covenants in Employment Agreement Found to Be Too Broad

IRS Program Offers a Break for Misclassifying Workers

Confidentiality in Investigations: A Trap for Unwary Employers?

Unique Legal Issues Affect Employers on Arizona Indian Reservations

Social Networking and the Workplace

Reducing the Risk of Wrongful Termination

Medical Marijuana in Arizona: Drug Testing and Employer Obligations

Avoiding the Threat of Genetic Discrimination

The Fair Labor Standards Act and Exempt/Non-Exempt Employees

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