Arizona Employment Attorneys

Employee Representation

Our employment law practice focuses primarily on employees and protecting their state and federal rights. We handle matters in state and federal court, as well as administrative agencies. No matter how difficult or insurmountable your employment problems may appear, we encourage you to contact us for a consultation.

Our experienced Arizona employment lawyers at Barton Mendez Soto PLLC represent employees regardless of the circumstances. We frequently hold large, powerful employers accountable for unreasonable or illegal actions that harm employees. We understand that the action – or inaction – of your employer can cause a serious detriment to your life.


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Families and workers trust us with protecting their rights. Committees turn to us for advice about campaign finance and political law compliance. Whether you are working to improve your life or your community, we are on your side.

Jacqueline Mendez Soto has represented workers facing discrimination and wrongful termination due to age, gender, race, ethnicity and disability.  In this capacity, we have faced both public and private employers before the Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and state and federal court.

Jim Barton is among the architects of Proposition 206, Arizona’s Minimum Wage Law; as such, we have both the background knowledge and experience litigating challenges based on this law, including its interaction with collective bargaining agreements and the application of its requirements that earned paid sick time benefits transfer to successor employers.

A Proven Dedication To Fair Employment Practices

Proven Employment Law Counsel in Arizona

Our team provides guidance for employment law issues such as:

We are committed to workers’ rights. Our attorneys have represented hundreds of clients in negotiation, arbitration and trial. Attorney Jim Barton has also promoted policies that serve workers, such as raising Arizona’s minimum wage.

Attorney Jacqueline Mendez Soto formerly served as employment law counsel on the corporate side, which gives her multiple perspectives when advocating on the employees’ side. She also has experience with cases before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board.


Employer Representation

As an employer, it is crucial to stay ahead of employment law issues to protect your business from potential legal risks. Proactive employment law counseling can help you navigate the complex landscape of employment regulations and ensure that your company is in compliance with all applicable laws.

By seeking the guidance of our experienced employment law attorneys at Barton Mendez Soto, you can:

  • Stay updated on the latest employment laws and regulations in Arizona
  • Identify potential legal risks and take proactive measures to mitigate them
  • Develop and implement effective policies and procedures that comply with employment laws
  • Ensure fair treatment of employees and prevent discrimination or harassment claims
  • Minimize the likelihood of costly legal disputes and lawsuits

Our team of dedicated employment law experts will work closely with you to understand your unique business needs and provide tailored advice and solutions to protect your company's interests. Sometimes a band of activists finds that it has grown into a full-fledged, ongoing enterprise that has to consider issues such as the employee-employer relationship.

 Barton Mendez Soto is proud of its employer-based representation of these organizations that value employee rights and develop policies and practices that are consistent with their foundational values. If you are such an organization and are in need of legal services in the area of labor and employment, we welcome your call.

Contact our office or call (480) 418-0668 to schedule a consultation for your employment law issue. Se habla español.

Commonly Asked Questions

What is employment law?

Employment law governs the rights and duties between employers and employees. It includes issues such as wages, discrimination, workplace safety, and wrongful termination.

What are my rights as an employee?

As an employee, you have the right to a safe workplace, fair wages, and protection against discrimination and harassment. You also have the right to file a complaint or lawsuit if your rights have been violated.

What should I do if I think my employer is violating the law?

If you believe your employer is violating the law, you should document the issue and speak with an experienced employment law attorney. They can help you understand your rights and options for taking legal action.

What types of cases do employment law attorneys handle?

Employment law attorneys handle a wide range of cases, including wage and hour disputes, discrimination and harassment claims, wrongful termination, and retaliation. They can also provide guidance on workplace policies and procedures.

About Our Co-Founder Jacqueline Mendez Soto

Jacqueline Mendez Soto assisted in a successful union recognition effort at a local newspaper and has experience with representation proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).  She is a former field examiner charged with investigating unfair labor practices and conducting and overseeing representation elections on behalf of the NLRB.

Our attorneys have assisted in negotiating collective bargaining agreements and form labor organization recognized under section 501(c)(5) of the Internal Revenue Code.  We have also assisted labor unions establish separate segregated funds to facilitate their political activity.

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