Shayna H. Balch: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Shayna H. Balch

Partner
Phoenix,  AZ  U.S.A.
Phone(602) 281-3400

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment Law - Counseling and Litigation
  • Appeals
  • Employment Agreements
  • Employment Discrimination and Harassment
  • Employment Litigation and Counseling
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Law
  • Federal and State Litigation
  • Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Retaliation and Wrongful Termination
  • Severance and Separation Agreements
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wage and Hour
 
University Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, B.A., summa cum laude, 2003
 
Law SchoolArizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Tempe, AZ, J.D., cum laude, 2006
 
Admitted2006, Arizona; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona; Arizona Supreme Court; Arizona Court of Appeals
 
Memberships 

Professional Activities
Human Resource Association, (VSHRA), Board of Directors, January 2012 to December 2013
Committee Chair, Legislative Action Committee, VSHRA, January 2010 through December 2011
Member, Arizona Jewish Lawyers Association, 2011 to present
Member, VSHRA, 2009 to present
Member, Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), 2009 to present
Member, American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section, 2007 to present
Member, Maricopa County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division & Employment Law Section, 2009 to present
Member, State Bar of Arizona, Young Lawyers Division & Employment and Labor Law Section, 2006 to present

 
Biography

Shayna Balch is a partner in the Phoenix office.

She represents employers in employment and labor litigation matters before federal and state courts as well as before administrative agencies.

She handles matters across all facets of labor and employment law including employment discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, restrictive covenants, preventive counseling, employee training, personnel policies, and employment agreements.

Shayna has represented clients before trial and appellate courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Arizona Civil Rights Division, and United States Department Office of Special Counsel.

In 2012, Shayna was named one of five women under the age of 35 inAZ Business Magazine'sranking of the 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona.

She was selected for inclusion inSuper LawyersSouthwest- Rising Starsin 2012 and 2013.Shayna was also included in 40 under 40 for 2013 by the Phoenix Business Journal. The award honors the top 40 business people in Phoenix under the age of 40.

Recognition
40 under 40 for 2013 by the Phoenix Business Journal. The award honors the top 40 business people in Phoenix under the age of 40.
Top 5 Under 35, Most Influential Women, Arizona Business Magazine, July 2012
Super LawyersSouthwest - Rising Stars -2012 and 2013
AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale Hubbell, 2011 to present

News/Media

Playing Big Brother: How to Legally Monitor Employees with GPS Tracking Devices
June 10, 2014

3 Employment Law Trends HR Managers Need To Know
June 3, 2014

Tips For Keeping Your Employees Safe And Cool During The Summer
May 27, 2014

Obama's Executive Order On Equal Pay: What Does It Mean For Employers?
May 20, 2014

Five 'Off The Clock' Activities That Can Get You Fired
May 14, 2014

The Right And Wrong Way To Hire Summer Interns
May 9, 2014

How To Deal With Bullies In The Workplace
April 25, 2014

Tips For Handling Tattoos And Piercings In The Workplace
April 16, 2014

Medical Marijuana Law Leaving Employers Dazed And Confused
April 8, 2014

What Employers Need To Know About Religious Accommodations
March 25, 2014

How To Understand And Prevent Workplace Bullying
March 18, 2014

Three Tips For Avoiding Pregnancy Discrimination In The Workplace
March 11, 2014

How To Deal With Electronic Cigarettes In The Workplace
February 25, 2014

Six Things To Never Say During A Performance Review
February 22, 2014

Five Ways For Your Company To Avoid The EEOC's Hit List
February 19, 2014

Three Ways To Help Manage Office Romances
February 10, 2014

Three Ways To Avoid Frivolous Claims Against Your Company
January 28, 2014

Five Surprising Things That Will Get You Fired
January 21, 2014

How Non-Compete Agreements Can Protect Your Business
January 15, 2014

Ten Tips For Creating The Perfect Employee Handbook
January 13, 2014

Five Ways To Manage Your Employees In A Digital World
January 7, 2014

How To Throw A Great Company Holiday Party Without Getting Sued
December 10, 2013

The Beauty Bias Brings To Light Physical Discrimination In The Workplace
September 25, 2012

'Tis the Season for Holiday Party Liabilities
November 8, 2010

Reducing the Risk of Workplace Violence
August 31, 2010

Shelter From The Sun: Heat Protection for Employees in Arizona
May 17, 2010

Marching Toward Madness - or Unemployment?
March 10, 2010

Ask The Expert Column-Arizona Business Gazette- July 12, 2012
Flirting With Office Disaster? Minimize The Risk Of Office Romances-AZ Now.biz- February 7, 2012
The Facebook Footprint -Scottsdale Business & Life Magazine -December/January 2012
Avoiding Unhappy Office Holiday Parties -AZBusiness Magazine- December 2011
News-Talk KTAR Radio Interview, October 31, 2011
Heart of Business -Phoenix Business Journal -October 21, 2011
Disabilities in the Workplace -Valley of the Sun HR Newsletter -October 2011
Prescription for Problem Employees -Valley of the Sun HR Newsletter -September 2011
Dress For Success, Even in The Summer -LiWi.com- August 2011
Intern+Output=Paycheck -Valley of the Sun HR Newsletter -July 2011
Work-Faith Conflicts and the EEOC -Valley of the Sun HR Newsletter -April 2011
Avoiding Too Much March Madness -Valley of the Sun HR Newsletter- March 2011
Medical Marijuana: Employers Face Budding Complications -Scottsdale Airpark News- March 2011
Hot or Not? What It Means To Your Life -Scottsdale Health Magazine- February 2011
Beauty and the Workplace -Valley of the Sun HR Newsletter- January 2011
Legal Mining: Office 'Non-Scents' -Scottsdale Airpark Magazine- January 2011
Office Non-Scents-Valley of the Sun HR Newsletter -December 2010
Tis the Season for Holiday Party Liabilities -Valley of the Sun HR Newsletter -November 2010
Workplace Violence - The Aftermath -Valley of the Sun HR Newsletter -October 2010
Are you Ready for Some Football...Problems? -Valley of the Sun HR Newsletter- September 2010
Attorneys: Take Heed of Hurd's Demise at HP -Phoenix Business Journal- August 17, 2010
Reducing the Risk of Workplace Violence -Valley of the Sun HR Newsletter -August 2010
Fight Against Retaliation -Valley of the Sun HR Newsletter -June 2010
Acting on the Hire Act -Valley of the Sun HR Newsletter -June 2010
Shelter From The Sun -AZ Big Media.com- May 2010
Latino Professionals Fear Being Racially Profiled In Arizona -Phoenix Business Journal -April 30, 2010
Immigration Law Cutting Into Hispanic Hires -Phoenix Business Journal- April 30, 2010
EEOC - Let Me Be! -Valley of the Sun HR Newsletter -April 2010
Marching Toward Madness or Unemployment?-Valley of the Sun HR Newsletter -March 2010

Quotes and Soundbites

Don't Let March Madness Turn Into March Sadness
March 17, 2014

Shayna Balch Speaks About Her Blog On 550 KFYI In Phoenix
December 11, 2013

Nepotism at Work Isn't Illegal
September 6, 2012

Labor Pains
September 4, 2012

Problem with Background Checks
July 12, 2012

The Facebook Footprint
December 16, 2011

Newsletter Articles

Dress For Success, Even In The Summer
June 1, 2012

Intern + Output = Paycheck
January 3, 2012

Presentations

Hire The Best Employees - Phoenix, AZ
August 28, 2013

Employee Complaints: How to Conduct Effective Internal Investigations Without Triggering Retaliation Claims - Phoenix, AZ
April 26, 2012

Conducting Lawful Investigations,
VSHRA Legislative Action Committee Workshop,
May 3, 2012

Employee Complaints: How to Conduct Internal Investigations Without Triggering Retaliation Claims
Government Agency, Phoenix, Arizona
April 26, 2012

Managing Leave: Will Anyone Be Left at Work?
AZSHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference, Phoenix, Arizona
March 9, 2012

Frequently Overlooked Protected Classifications That Can Land Your Company In Hot Water
AZSHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference, Phoenix, Arizona
March 9, 2012

Collaborative Seminar, Arizona Medical Marijuana Act Leaving You Dazed and Confused?
Fisher & Phillips/Resource MFG, Tucson, Arizona,
December 8, 2011

Re-Engineering Your Employee Handbook; Dusting Off the Language for 2012
VSHRA Legislative Action Committee Workshop
November 4, 2011

Recent Supreme Court Cases & Rulings
VSHRA Legislative Action Committee Workshop
April 14, 2011

Managing Your Current Workforce & The Employee Departure Process
VSHRA Legislative Action Committee Workshop
August 17, 2010

Evaluating Employee Performance Without Creating Liability
Annual Labor & Employment Seminar, Phoenix, Arizona
October 15, 2009

Human Resources To Do List
Annual Labor & Employment Seminar, Phoenix, Arizona
October 15, 2009

Community


Committee Member, Jewish Community Association, Outreach Committee, July 2012 to present
Committee Member, YMCA Downtown Believes in You, Annual Dinner Planning Committee, 2010 to present
Keynote Speaker, Downtown Believes in You, Annual Dinner, April 5, 2012
Maricopa County Courthouse Experience, 2011 to present
Volunteer, Junior Achievement, Genesis Academy Spring, 2010 to present
Volunteer, Junior Achievement, Gateway Community College High School, Spring 2010
United Way Campaign Organizer, 2009

 
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Keep Your (Employees) Cool This Summer
Shayna H. Balch, July 15, 2014
Last year, some parts of the country experienced the hottest summer on record. This year may well be record breaking as well, at least in some parts of the country. Keeping employees safe and cool during the next four months should be of paramount importance for all business owners and employers.


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Shayna H. Balch

201 East Washington Street
PhoenixAZ 85004




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