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Arizona Employment Law Attorneys
What Does an Employment Law Attorney Do?
Employment law attorneys represent both employers and employees in workplace disputes as well as in an effort to avoid them by aiding employers in complying with employment laws. Some common matters that employment law attorneys provide representation or legal guidance for, include:
- Mistreatment by employer: harassment, misclassification, unpaid overtime
- Wrongful termination: discrimination, medical condition, performing legal rights, public policy issues, violation of contractual rights
- Terminating unsatisfactory employees
- Unemployment compensation
- Discussion of wages/benefits
- Employment contracts
- Employee policies and handbooks
When employees are taken advantage of or mistreated in the workplace, a qualified employment law attorney can make them aware of their rights and protect them by advocating for them. In contrast, employment law attorneys can also help by protecting employers from litigation or liability related to employee claims.
An Employment Law Firm Dedicated to Making Things Right
It shouldn’t be too much to ask for the opportunity to do your job in peace, to be evaluated on the merits of your work, and know that your employer follows the law in its business practices.
If you’re like many hardworking people in Arizona, however, you’ve discovered that all too often, employers don’t play by the rules, and now you are paying the price. Whether you were turned down for a promotion because of your boss’s discriminatory beliefs, denied overtime you worked hard to earn, or punished for reporting illegal activity at work, you deserve to know that your employer will be held accountable — and that you will have a fair shot to succeed in the workforce.
Our firm has been a strong advocate for the rights of workers who want nothing more than to do their jobs and provide for themselves and their families. When an employer has engaged in discriminatory or other illegal behavior, our experienced labor law attorneys and legal team are ready to put a stop to it and help our client obtain a fair resolution.
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Arizona and Federal Employment Laws
State and federal laws are in place to protect an employee’s workplace rights, including:
Employment At-Will Law
Arizona is an “at-will” employment state. This means that employees can quit or be terminated at any time, with or without cause. Nonetheless, instances of wrongful termination can still occur, for example if the basis of the termination is due to a medical condition or for discriminatory reasons.
Wage and Hour Laws
- Minimum Wage: Arizona law and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) have wage and hour laws in place that employers must follow, including minimum wage, overtime compensation, and other wage protections. Federal, state, and local laws may designate different minimum wage rates, and employers must pay whichever is highest. For example, Arizona has a set minimum wage of $11.00, which is higher than the federal of $7.25, so employers in Arizona must pay the state’s minimum wage rate.
- Tipped Employees: Employers may include tips, if employees can earn them, as part of minimum wage compensation. This means that an employer can pay as little as $7.50 per hour, as long as the tips that are earned bring the total hourly pay rate up to at least the state minimum wage of $11.00.
- Overtime: The FLSA and Arizona law state that employees will earn a pay rate of time and a half when they work more than 40 hours in a work week. However, there are employees who are exempt from earning overtime wages, for example a salaried manager.
- Discrimination and Harassment Laws: Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 in addition to other federal laws, prohibit employers from making job decisions based on age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, medical conditions (including pregnancy), or national origin.
Laws are also in place to protect employees from retaliation when complaints are made about workplace harassment or discrimination.
Contact The Zoldan Law Group
If you are an employer in need of assistance with employment decisions or an employee who feels as though their rights have been violated, call and speak to an employment law attorney with the Zoldan Law Group. Schedule a consultation today to hear your legal options.