Employment Lawyers with an Employer Focus
Private and public employers in Pinal
County and throughout central Arizona benefit from our employment law
attorneys' informed counsel and employment litigation experience.
For many employers, it has never been more
difficult to hire, train, supervise, promote, discipline and terminate
workers than today. Growth in the number and complexity of federal and
state regulations, combined with our increasingly litigious society,
makes the field of human resources and employment law an area of
management that no employer can afford to overlook.
The Fitzgibbons Law Offices employment lawyers
offer a valuable array of legal services aimed at reducing employers'
administrative headaches and avoiding liability for administrative
claims and employment litigation.
Employers: Paid Sick Leave Requirement Goes into Effect July 1,
Denis Fitzgibbons, February 2017
New Arizona Law Helps Avoid Employee Misclassification,
Tina Vannucci, October 2016
Preparing and updating employee handbooks
Drafting policies concerning such issues
as drug testing, electronic communications, social media and worker
Drafting employment contracts, including
restrictive covenants, e.g., covenants not to compete and not to steal customers or
Enhancing compliance with the Civil
Rights Act, Equal Pay Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act,
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family and Medical Leave Act
(FMLA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and many other federal and
Arizona employment laws
Avoiding claims of sexual harassment and race,
religion, gender, and age discrimination, and harassment, slander,
defamation and constructive discharge
Advising on and conducting internal investigations
We have represented employers in administrative claims (e.g., discrimination or other regulatory issues) before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Civil Rights Division of the Arizona Attorney General's Office, the Pinal County Employee Merit Commission, and the Pinal County Law Enforcement Merit Commission.
We have also represented employers in state and
federal courts in litigation involving disputes concerning protection of
employers' trade secrets and confidential or proprietary information,
and enforcement of restrictive covenants and other employment contract
Our attorneys are experienced and skilled
litigators who, while having taken employment disputes to trial, also utilize alternative forms of dispute resolution, such as mediation