Fitzgibbons Law Offices - Casa Grande and Maricopa Lawyers



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.


Labor Department Announces New Overtime Exemption Rules,” Denis Fitzgibbons, March 2019

Employer Alert: ICE Inspection Notices and Subpoenas,” Ed van Vianen and Denis Fitzgibbons, May 2018

Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace,” Ed van Vianen, May 2018

Can Arizona Employers Require a Doctor’s Note from a Sick Employee?” Nick Cook, April 2018

Employee Time Off Pursuant to the Family and Medical Leave Act,” Tina Vannucci, April 2018

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

Preventive and Administrative Services

  • Preparing and updating employee handbooks

  • Drafting policies concerning such issues as drug testing, electronic communications, social media and worker privacy

  • Drafting employment contracts, including restrictive covenants, e.g., covenants not to compete and not to steal customers or trade secrets

  • 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

Employment Litigation and Administrative Proceedings

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 provisions.

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 and arbitration.