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Employment and Labor

Our seasoned employment and labor attorneys will help you achieve the optimal resolutions for your legal and business goals. We recognize the state, federal, and common law guidelines governing the workplace can be confusing and difficult to navigate. Our Phoenix-based business attorneys understand all facets of the employment relationship and are equipped to assist employers, employees, and contractors with the frequent issues that arise.

We counsel our clients on Arizona’s “at will” employment statutes, and recognize the instances when it is best for an employer to avoid a formal agreement with an employee altogether. When an agreement is appropriate, we structure agreements to protect the employer by including confidentiality provisions and non-solicit and non-compete covenants. We also routinely advise our clients on the benefits and disadvantages of executing employment versus independent contractor agreements.

Claims brought against employers not only pose potentially significant financial liability, but also massive business and reputational risk. Our business lawyers recognize this and seek to handle workplace claims with efficiency and a high degree of sensitivity to business and reputational costs.

Galbut Beabeau is especially adept at handling employment and labor issues in the medical field, having developed an extensive base of clients including dental practices, medical offices, and independent doctors and dentists. Our Phoenix business attorneys help clients navigate issues that are particular to the medical professional, including privacy, patient record retention, billing, self-referral, and the disfavoring of physician non-compete clauses by the courts.