Laurent Badoux focuses his practice on domestic and international labor and employment law, with an emphasis on compensation and employee relations issues. He has a broad range of litigation experience that includes collective and class actions, collective bargaining agreement arbitration, unfair labor practice trials, discrimination lawsuits and the defense of administrative charges involving various state and federal agencies across the United States. Laurent is licensed in Arizona and Nevada and oversees labor and employment matters for the firm's Phoenix and Las Vegas offices.
Laurent has advised domestic and international clients in a variety of industries, including retail and services, hospitality, transportation, governmental affairs, mining, oil and gas, sanitation, technology, medical devices, healthcare, defense contracting and financial services. Clients seek Laurent’s advice in a broad range of issues including labor relations, harassment, restrictive covenants, trade secrets, unfair competition, wage and hour audits and compliance, contingent workforce arrangements, fiduciary duties of corporate executives and officers, wrongful termination, workplace discrimination and workplace safety. Laurent assists clients with conducting legal compliance audits, providing preventive training to employees and managers, and drafting employee handbooks, policies, and domestic contracts for expatriates, intra-company transfer employees and international consultants.
Areas of Concentration
- Wage and hour
- Labor management relations
- International employment law
- Competition and trade secret law
- Contingent workforce
Other Court Admissions
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
- U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
- Supreme Court of the United States
Iontchev et al. v. AAA Transportation et al. 2015 WL 1345275 (D. Ariz. Mar. 18, 2015) — Prevailed on behalf of Defendants confirming independent operator status of Sky Harbor Airport taxicab drivers. Matter involved state class and federal collective actions involving hundreds of current and former airport cab drivers claiming employee status and non-payment of minimum wage.
Bamonte et al v. City of Mesa, 598 F.3d 1217 (9th Cir. 2010) — Affirming summary judgment in favor of City of Mesa finding that time spent by police officers donning and doffing uniforms was not compensable time. Prevailed at federal and later state levels on claims of failure to account for the time spent by over 800 putative class members from the Mesa Police Department. On case of first impression, the Ninth Circuit held that donning and doffing time that could be performed, in whole or in part, at home was not compensable time.
Taylor et al. v. AutoZone, Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10207 (D. Ariz. Jan. 27, 2012) — Obtained summary judgment on nationwide collective action affecting over 10,000 current and former store managers. Asserted claims that said store managers did not qualify as executive exempt employees under FLSA white collar regulations were worth millions of dollar in potential back wages. Matter satisfactorily resolved thereafter.