Arizona Employment Law Attorneys
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.
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:
- Discrimination and harassment claims
- Wrongful termination
- Wage and hour violations
- Earned paid sick time violations
- Severance & separation contract review and negotiation
- Labor union and protected concerned activity
- Constitutional rights of public sector employees
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Whistleblower claims
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.
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.
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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.