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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 4.8/5.0
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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 

Community

Committee Member, Jewish Community Association, Outreach Committee, 2012 to 2014
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, 2010 to 2012
Volunteer, Junior Achievement, Gateway Community College High School, Spring 2010
United Way Campaign Organizer, 2009

Professional Activities

SHRM of Greater Phoenix, (SHRMGP), Board of Directors, January 2012 to Present
Committee Chair, Law and Legislative Action Committee, SHRMGP, January 2010 through December 2011
Member, Arizona Jewish Lawyers Association, 2011 to present; Director, 2013 to Present
Member, SHRMGP, 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
Founder, Phoenix Lawyers Networking, 2013

 
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 in AZ Business Magazine's ranking of the 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona.

She was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers Southwest - Rising Stars in 2012, 2013 and 2014. 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.

Shayna is also a weekly guest blogger for the Phoenix Business Journal where she provides advice on a variety of labor and employment topics.

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 Lawyers Southwest - Rising Stars - 2012, 2013 and 2014
AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale Hubbell, 2011 to present

News/Media

Phoenix Business Journal: How to Keep Your Company Halloween Party From Turning Into a Frightful Disaster
October 21, 2014

Phoenix Business Journal: The Do's And Don'ts Of Using Background Checks In Hiring
September 16, 2014

Phoenix Business Journal: 3 Reasons Why Playing Fantasy Football Can Get You Fired
September 9, 2014

Phoenix Business Journal: How To Draft An Enforceable Non-Compete Agreement
September 2, 2014

Phoenix Business Journal: 3 Tips For Creating A Good Telecommuting Policy
August 26, 2014

Phoenix Business Journal: Beware The Legal Issues Behind Bringing Your Kid Or Pet To Work
August 19, 2014

Phoenix Business Journal: Why 'Beer Cart Friday' Could Land You In The Courtroom
August 12, 2014

Phoenix Business Journal: Employment Law 101: Why the size of your company really does matter
August 5, 2014

Phoenix Business Journal: Why You Should Really Think Twice Before Shredding That Office Document
July 29, 2014

Phoenix Business Journal: How to keep a company outing from turning into an HR disaster
July 22, 2014

Phoenix Business Journal: How To Create An Effective Distracted Driving Policy For Employees
July 15, 2014

Phoenix Business Journal: 4 Important Legal Trends for Hospitality Employers
July 8, 2014

Phoenix Business Journal: 5 Things To Remember When Drafting A Severance Agreement
July 1, 2014

Phoenix Business Journal: Myth vs. Fact: The Reality About Tipped Employees and Minimum Wage
June 23, 2014

Phoenix Business Journal: 5 Ways to Keep Workers' Compensation Costs to a Minimum
June 17, 2014

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

Phoenix Business Journal: 3 Employment Law Trends HR Managers Need To Know
June 3, 2014

Phoenix Business Journal: Tips For Keeping Your Employees Safe And Cool During The Summer
May 27, 2014

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

Phoenix Business Journal: Five 'Off The Clock' Activities That Can Get You Fired
May 14, 2014

Phoenix Business Journal: The Right And Wrong Way To Hire Summer Interns
May 9, 2014

Phoenix Business Journal: If an Exotic Dancer Isn't an Independent Contractor, Who Is?
April 29, 2014

Phoenix Business Journal: How To Deal With Bullies In The Workplace
April 25, 2014

Phoenix Business Journal: Tips For Handling Tattoos And Piercings In The Workplace
April 16, 2014

Phoenix Business Journal: Medical Marijuana Law Leaving Employers Dazed And Confused
April 8, 2014

How To Maintain A Proper Dress Code In The Workplace
April 1, 2014

Phoenix Business Journal: What Employers Need To Know About Religious Accommodations
March 25, 2014

Phoenix Business Journal: How To Understand And Prevent Workplace Bullying
March 18, 2014

Phoenix Business Journal: Three Tips For Avoiding Pregnancy Discrimination In The Workplace
March 11, 2014

Phoenix Business Journal: How March Madness Can Get You Fired
March 4, 2014

Phoenix Business Journal: How To Deal With Electronic Cigarettes In The Workplace
February 25, 2014

Phoenix Business Journal: Six Things To Never Say During A Performance Review
February 22, 2014

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

Phoenix Business Journal: Three Ways To Help Manage Office Romances
February 10, 2014

Phoenix Business Journal: Three Ways To Avoid Frivolous Claims Against Your Company
January 28, 2014

Phoenix Business Journal: Five Surprising Things That Will Get You Fired
January 21, 2014

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

Phoenix Business Journal: Ten Tips For Creating The Perfect Employee Handbook
January 13, 2014

Phoenix Business Journal: Five Ways To Manage Your Employees In A Digital World
January 7, 2014

Phoenix Business Journal: How To Throw A Great Company Holiday Party Without Getting Sued
December 10, 2013

Phoenix Business Journal: 5 Things To Remember When Hiring Seasonal Employees
December 3, 2013

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

Flirting With Office Disaster? Minimize The Risk Of Office Romances
February 7, 2012

Avoiding Unhappy Office Holiday Parties
December 8, 2011

Dress For Success, Even in The Summer
August 8, 2011

'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

Quotes and Soundbites

Electronic Cigarettes Throw A Wrench Into Smoking Bans
August 13, 2014

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

Attorneys: Take heed of Hurd's demise at HP
October 16, 2010

Immigration law cutting into Hispanic hires
April 30, 2010

Latino professionals fear being racially profiled in Arizona
April 30, 2010

Newsletter Articles

Keep Your (Employees) Cool This Summer
July 1, 2014

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

Intern + Output = Paycheck
January 3, 2012

Presentations

Employee Document Essentials - What to Keep, What to Trash and What Could Land Your Business in the Courtroom
September 23, 2014

Closing Keynote: Legal Update Panel Presentation
August 27, 2014

The Interminable Interactive Process: How to Navigate the Duty to Accommodate
August 27, 2014

Taking the Bully by The Horns: Understanding and Preventing Workplace Bullying
May 21, 2014

If A Stripper Is Not An Independent Contractor, Who Is?
May 21, 2014

Sex, Lies, and Investigate THIS!
February 26, 2014

Closing Keynote: Legal Update Panel Presentation
February 26, 2014

Your Action Plan: Top Ten Items for 2014
February 26, 2014

Legal Update Panel Presentation
January 23, 2014

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

New Wave of Wage & Hour Litigation: Strategies on How To Protect Your Business
March 22, 2013

New Wave of Wage & Hour Litigation: Strategies On How To Protect Your Business - Phoenix, AZ
February 7, 2013

Conducting Lawful Investigations
May 3, 2012

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

Managing Leave: Will Anyone Be Left at Work?
March 9, 2012

Frequently Overlooked Protected Classifications That Can Land Your Company In Hot Water
March 9, 2012

Arizona Medical Marijuana Act Leaving You Dazed and Confused?
December 8, 2011

Re-Engineering Your Employee Handbook; Dusting Off the Language for 2012
November 4, 2011

The ADA Amendments Act
October 19, 2011

2011 Employment Law Update
April 14, 2011

Managing Your Current Workforce & The Employee Departure Process
August 17, 2010

Evaluating Employee Performance Without Creating Liability
October 15, 2009

Human Resources To Do List
October 15, 2009

Community

Committee Member, Jewish Community Association, Outreach Committee, 2012 to 2014
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, 2010 to 2012
Volunteer, Junior Achievement, Gateway Community College High School, Spring 2010
United Way Campaign Organizer, 2009

Quotes and Soundbites

Electronic Cigarettes Throw A Wrench Into Smoking Bans
August 13, 2014

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

Attorneys: Take heed of Hurd's demise at HP
October 16, 2010

Immigration law cutting into Hispanic hires
April 30, 2010

Latino professionals fear being racially profiled in Arizona
April 30, 2010

Presentations

Presentations

Employee Document Essentials - What to Keep, What to Trash and What Could Land Your Business in the Courtroom
September 23, 2014

Closing Keynote: Legal Update Panel Presentation
August 27, 2014

The Interminable Interactive Process: How to Navigate the Duty to Accommodate
August 27, 2014

Taking the Bully by The Horns: Understanding and Preventing Workplace Bullying
May 21, 2014

If A Stripper Is Not An Independent Contractor, Who Is?
May 21, 2014

Sex, Lies, and Investigate THIS!
February 26, 2014

Closing Keynote: Legal Update Panel Presentation
February 26, 2014

Your Action Plan: Top Ten Items for 2014
February 26, 2014

Legal Update Panel Presentation
January 23, 2014

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

New Wave of Wage & Hour Litigation: Strategies on How To Protect Your Business
March 22, 2013

New Wave of Wage & Hour Litigation: Strategies On How To Protect Your Business - Phoenix, AZ
February 7, 2013

Conducting Lawful Investigations
May 3, 2012

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

Managing Leave: Will Anyone Be Left at Work?
March 9, 2012

Frequently Overlooked Protected Classifications That Can Land Your Company In Hot Water
March 9, 2012

Arizona Medical Marijuana Act Leaving You Dazed and Confused?
December 8, 2011

Re-Engineering Your Employee Handbook; Dusting Off the Language for 2012
November 4, 2011

The ADA Amendments Act
October 19, 2011

2011 Employment Law Update
April 14, 2011

Managing Your Current Workforce & The Employee Departure Process
August 17, 2010

Evaluating Employee Performance Without Creating Liability
October 15, 2009

Human Resources To Do List
October 15, 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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