Aaron Arnson’s practice is concentrated primarily in employment law and tort litigation. He regularly advises employers on a variety of compliance issues under federal, state, and local employment laws, including Title VII, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination and Employment Act, and various state employment and wage and hour laws. Aaron also works with clients to draft and revise employment agreements, restrictive covenants, employment handbooks, social media policies, and background check consent forms. He frequently writes and presents on employment law issues.
Aaron also has experience litigating employment-related claims, administrative charges, and various other matters before courts and administrative bodies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Arizona Civil Rights Division. Recently, Aaron:
- Won partial summary judgment for employer on six of seven claims brought by former employee, including sexual harassment and retaliation claims.
- Drafted a position statement on former employee’s age discrimination claim and assisted in EEOC conciliation process, resulting in dismissal of claim.
- Arbitrated a negligence claim on behalf of a major retailer, resulting in complete defense verdict and award of costs for the client.
Before joining the firm, Aaron served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ann A. Scott Timmer at the Arizona Supreme Court. While in law school, Aaron served as an extern for the Honorable David Sam at the United States District Court for the District of Utah and as an executive editor of the BYU Law Review.
- Co-Presenter, “Preventing Disparate Treatment and Sexual Harassment Claims,” Society for Human Resources Management of Greater Phoenix (2016)
- Co-Presenter, “MythBusters 2.0: Debunking the Myths and Urban Legends About FLSA Classifications,” Society for Human Resources Management of Greater Tucson (2015)
- Contributor and Author, "Legal Update: EEOC Enforcement Activity Regarding the Use of Criminal History in Employment Decisions," Common Defense, the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel's Magazine, March 2015
- Co-Author, "The Arizona Uniform Trade Secrets Act: To Preempt or Not to Preempt," Bloomberg BNA, February 2015
- Co-Author, “Sources of Criminal Law,” Encyclopedia of Criminology & Criminal Justice, 2014
- Author, “Implicit Balancing in the Adjudication of Criminal Law,” BYU L. Rev. 969, 2012