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Phoenix Metro Tier 1 (Commercial Litigation),
Tier 3 (Bankruptcy)

Schneider & Onofry, P.C., Attorneys at Law






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Employer Representation

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Schneider & Onofry attorneys are experienced in a broad range of administrative and litigation issues for private and municipal employers, with services ranging from regulatory compliance to legal actions brought by current and former employees.


Our litigation practice includes representation of employers in discrimination claims, protection of trade secrets, and restrictive covenants and other employment contract matters.


Our administrative and regulatory experience encompasses the many laws and government agencies affecting the workplace, including the Civil Rights Act, Equal Pay Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and many other federal and Arizona employment laws. We represent employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Civil Rights Division of the Arizona Attorney General's Office.

We also counsel employers on a wide variety of human resources matters, including preparation, audits and review of employment practices and policies to ensure compliance with federal and Arizona laws, and conducting investigations into employees' claims.

 Wage and Hour

We are experienced in advising and representing employers in a wide range of federal and Arizona wage and hour issues, including alleged violations of the FLSA, FMLA and prevailing wage laws (such as the Davis-Bacon Act), as well as comparable state laws. We assist employers with many proactive initiatives to ensure compliance with the FLSA, FMLA, and Arizona counterparts. We conduct payroll, timekeeping, compensation, and other related wage and hour practice audits, including:

  • reviewing exempt and non-exempt employee classifications

  • determining if an employer is compensating employees correctly

  • assessing the compensability of employee time for various preliminary and subsequent activities such as donning or doffing

  • designing practices to prevent off-the-clock work


In today’s always-connected world of social media and blogs, people can instantly communicate their opinions to a worldwide audience. False or exaggerated opinions over these platforms can devastate both personal and corporate reputations, and slanderous and libelous statements can result in economic damages, including business loss, wrongful termination, reduced job opportunities, unfair employment practices and damage to professional reputation.

Schneider & Onofry defamation attorneys have extensive experience representing both sides in defamation disputes. We offer a detailed investigative approach to expose or mitigate malicious statements in both print and online media. When needed, we consult with forensic accountants and other experts to account for business losses.