The following links are provided by the Law Offices of David Frederick Gomez for the benefit of employers, employees, and employee organizations who are seeking general information regarding different aspects of labor and employment law. If you have a specific question or need legal representation in a particular matter, contact David Frederick Gomez for immediate assistance.

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Government Resources

The mission of the U.S. Department of Labor (US DOL) is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces federal antidiscrimination laws covering employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information, or on the basis of a complaint or charge filed alleging discrimination.

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (Fed OSHA) is a division of US DOL dedicated to ensuring safe and healthful working conditions by setting and enforcing standards and providing training, outreach, education and assistance.

The Department of Justice maintains an ADA Home Page providing information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

This Employment Law Guide of US DOL provides information on minimum wage and overtime pay, including overtime exemptions and other important features of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The Merit Systems Protection Board is an independent, quasi-judicial agency in the federal government's executive branch that serves as the guardian of federal merit systems. Among other things, the Board adjudicates individual employee appeals in Civil Service.

The website provides a gateway for Government Employees to access grants, jobs, benefits, and more.

The Phoenix Employment Relations Board serves as a neutral authority in the resolution of unfair employee practice charges relating to wages, hours and working conditions. The PERB also establishes rules and regulations for negotiations between employee organizations and management.

Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) is responsible for safety and health issues in over 130,000 public and private establishments and provides consultation and training as well as inspection and compliance programs.

Among other things, Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) manages programs for unemployment, disability rehabilitation, job search and other employment resources and services.

The mission of Arizona Civil Rights Division of the Attorney General's office is to enforce civil rights laws, increase public awareness of civil rights, provide dispute resolution services, and offer community services throughout the State. The Division's major duty is to enforce state and federal statutes that prohibit discrimination in employment and other areas by investigating and litigating civil rights complaints.

City of Phoenix Equal Opportunity Department works to ensure equal opportunity in employment and the elimination of discrimination through education, enforcement, and community involvement.

City of Tucson Office of Equal Opportunity Programs implements and enforces equity policy for the City of Tucson by ensuring the implementation and enforcement of non-discrimination policies in city employment, ensuring that city facilities and programs are accessible to persons with disabilities, and other activities.

Employers and employees alike may be interested in this State Bar of Arizona pamphlet: Your Rights as an Employee, which covers issues from at-will employment and employment contracts to wages and hours, overtime, discrimination, and other popular employment issues.

California Department of Fair Employment and Housing is mandated to protect the people of California from discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations, as well as to protect against hate violence.

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