Mesa Arizona Employment Lawyers

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For Employers

Once a lawsuit has been filed against you, it can be overwhelming and even frightening, especially for a small business owner. Your business is your livelihood, and often a source of great pride. You have put in the time and effort to make your business successful enough to provide a living for not only yourself, but for your employees as well. What happens in a lawsuit directly affects your family’s future, so you take it seriously. We will do the same.

Our attorneys will guide you through the process of preparing evidence, discovery, and continuing the relationship with the employee. If the employee is still working for you, one of the worst things to do is to retaliate and fire the employee for filing the lawsuit, even if it is baseless. It is illegal to retaliate in any aspect of employment including hiring, firing, compensation, promotions, benefits, or any other condition of employment. There are also laws that require you to preserve documents, emails and other electronic information that might relate to the claim against you during a lawsuit.

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Employers can save money and headaches through careful planning by identifying potential lawsuits and creating solutions to help lower the risk of getting sued by employees or a government agency. To mitigate the risk of lawsuits from employees, experienced employment attorneys at Denton Peterson, P.C. can help employers revise or create effective policies to govern employee behavior. The Mesa employment lawyer will make sure the policies are precise and clear, so that another lawyer cannot twist them around later in a lawsuit. It will also help decision makers within the company follow correct protocols to avoid litigation. Lawyers can also help employers provide correct training to employees. Additionally, a lawyer can ensure that the business complies with the demands from different federal and state agencies and offices, in order to avoid hefty fines and sanctions that can result from breaking the law. Our Arizona employment lawyers can also help you draft effective employment contracts.

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For Employees

If you have been harassed, wrongfully terminated, or denied appropriate wages or compensation, you need a lawyer to help you resolve the situation and hold those responsible accountable for their actions. Our jobs are important to us, so we understand what your job means to you. It allows you to pay your bills and meet the basic needs of your family: a safe place to live, food, clothing, and transportation. Along with your family, your career is one of the most important parts of your life. Your identity is shaped in many ways by your chosen profession and where you work. It is often a product of many years, even decades of dedication. When a problem arises, we will take it as seriously as you do and fight for your rights. Our knowledge and experience will help you achieve successful results.

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Employment law is a complicated field of law that governs the rights and duties between employers and employees. Most of the laws are primarily designed to keep employees safe and ensure they have been treated fairly, but employers’ interests are protected as well. Employment law is especially complex because the governing rules come from overlapping federal, state, and local laws, administrative rules, and court decisions. How the law is applied to each situation can vary greatly depending on the position of the person in the case—whether they are an employee, independent contractor, partner, supervisor, agent, or any combination of those terms. Sometimes the lines drawn between employees and independent contractors or agents and non-agents are not clearly defined and require extensive research and experience to predict what the outcome of a case will be. It is easy for lawyers, let alone employers and employees, to miss small tweaks to the laws that require businesses to change how they conduct themselves and change the outcomes of lawsuits.

To Inquire About Our Employment Law Services, Call The Mesa Arizona Employment Attorneys At Denton Peterson Today

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Over the years, the Mesa business attorneys at Denton Peterson, P.C., have diligently kept up with the changes and new developments in local and national employment law. We not only know the plain language of the law but also have a deep understanding of the public policies and purposes of the law so we can argue effectively on our clients’ behalf in settlement negotiations and before a judge or jury. We have earned a reputation for providing professional, ethical service and understanding of the broad range of issues that arise out of employment disputes. We mitigate your expenses as much as we can so you do not waste your money or time on unnecessary legal work that only drags out the litigation process. Experienced on both sides of the employer-employee relationship, we have insights and experience that allow us to anticipate and rebut the opposing counsel’s arguments even before arriving in court. We have the ability to fight for and protect the rights of our clients by ensuring that each client has unrestricted access to his or her attorney and receives the highest level of personalized, expert service.


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When litigation is necessary, Denton Peterson P.C. Mesa litigation lawyers represents both employees and employers in actions in wage and hour disputes, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and all types of discrimination actions including actions based on race, religion, gender, etc. before the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) and the Arizona and Federal courts. Our AZ litigation lawyers are fully capable of taking your case through all stages of litigation towards an appropriate conclusion. Our attorneys will examine the evidence to determine if there is a valid case and, if so, help you gather enough persuasive evidence to successfully resolve or defend the claim.

Here are specific examples of ways we have helped some of our Mesa Arizona clients:

  • We drafted an employment agreement for a live-in caregiver that an elderly person was hiring. We also advised this client about the applicable minimum wage and overtime requirements for live-in caregivers and whether new federal regulations would apply to the situation.
  • We prepared a demand letter for an employer to a former employee who was breaching her employment agreement by soliciting some of the employer’s other employees. In this case, the demand letter was enough to receive a response from the former employee stating she would not violate the employment agreement or contact the other employees.
  • We drafted an employment agreement for a live-in caregiver that an elderly person was hiring. We also advised this client about the applicable minimum wage and overtime requirements for live-in caregivers and whether new federal regulations would apply to the situation.
  • We prepared a demand letter for an employer to a former employee who was breaching her employment agreement by soliciting some of the employer’s other employees. In this case, the demand letter was enough to receive a response from the former employee stating she would not violate the employment agreement or contact the other employees.

Contact us today for help with any employment law dispute.

Denton Peterson, P.C.

1930 N Arboleda, Suite 200
Mesa, AZ 85213
Office: (480) 325-9900
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  • How We Have Helped Clients With Employment Issues

    • Brad Denton represented a business owner with a former employee who was breaking his non-compete agreement. Our client obtained a temporary restraining order against the employee, and prevailed in a settlement that protected our client.
    • Brad Denton and Tim Coons in our office regularly counsels with employees who have been terminated or suffered other employment problems, such as unjustified negative reviews, denied paid time off, discrimination and harassment, threats, and so forth. Our advice depends on the particulars of the situation, but we take pride in giving straightforward, easy-to-understand help that will allow our clients to protect themselves and move on with their lives.
    • Brad Denton and Larry Dunn represented a real estate agent who had been fired from her agency in violation of her agreement. We represented her employment and contract claims in federal court. A court-approved settlement awarded our client all her legal fees, in addition to her contract damages.
    • Brad Denton represented an employee in a matter where the case was very important to our client, but the amount in dispute was small. Our client, a store manager, had been accused of stealing merchandise from her employer, and was terminated. Our client had no interest in returning to work with that employer, but we were able—at minimal cost—to force the employer to retract the accusations and offer a reference letter that would allow our client to go on with her life.
    • Brad Denton and Bert Millett represented a client who was a senior executive of a business with exploding revenues. In a control dispute for the company, we negotiated a settlement for our departing client, who received a substantial cash payment and ongoing insurance coverage.
    • Brad Denton has represented several employers who have been subject to audits regarding whether their independent contractors should be treated as employees under the law.
    • We represented an employee who was fired because she complained about illegal activities that were occurring at her employer. After a governmental investigation, our client obtained a substantial settlement, plus a commitment that all her legal fees in the investigation would be paid by the employer.
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