Laurent Badoux advises clients in the private and public sector on a variety of employment law matters. His broad range of experience encompasses all facets of litigation (including class and collective actions), collective bargaining agreement negotiation and arbitration, unfair labor practice trials, and the defense of administrative charges involving numerous agencies. He has experience with:

  • Wage and hour audits and compliance
  • Wrongful termination
  • Workplace discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Unfair competition
  • Trade secrets
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Breach of contract
  • Fiduciary duties of corporate executives and officers
  • Labor relations
  • Workplace safety
  • Contingent workforce arrangements

In his general employment law litigation practice, Laurent handles claims involving:

  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Arizona Employment Protection Act
  • The Arizona Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act
  • The Arizona Minimum Wage Act
  • The Arizona Wage Act
  • The Class Action Fairness Act
  • The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
  • The Defend Trade Secrets Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • The National Labor Relations Act (Incl. LMRA & LMRDA)
  • Nevada Wage & Hour Laws
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Uniform Trade Secrets Act (state variations)

He appears in state and federal courts at the district and appellate levels, and also practices before the Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board. Additionally, he has participated in proceedings with the Arizona Department of Economic Security, the Office of Labor Commissioner of the state of Nevada, the Industrial Commission of Arizona, and the Arizona Department of Occupational Safety and Health.

Laurent also assists clients with conducting legal compliance audits, providing preventive training to employees and managers, and drafting employee handbooks, policies and domestic and foreign employment contracts for expatriates and intra-company transfer employees.

His clients span the following industries:

  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Public sector
  • Transportation
  • Healthcare
  • Shipping
  • Sanitation
  • Construction
  • Consumer services

He is a member of Littler's International Employment Law, Wage and Hour, Traditional Labor law and Hospitality Industry practice groups.

Additionally, Laurent was an adjunct professor of hospitality law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In law school, Laurent was an intern law clerk for the Hon. Nancy Fiora, U.S. Magistrate Judge, District of Arizona. He also was a recipient of the National Order of the Barristers, Order of the Advocates, and a member of the Emory Moot Court Board of Directors.

Affiliazioni professionali e istituzionali


Employment and Labor Law Section - State Bar of Arizona


American Bar Association


Board of Directors - Arizona Autism United

Past Member

Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations

Former Corporate Secretary / Member

Board of Directors - International School of Arizona

Past Member

Board of Directors – Arizona Technology Council


Named, Southwest Super Lawyer - Arizona

Super Lawyers

multiple years since 2012

Named, Labor and Employment Law - Best Lawyers in America

Arizona - Labor Law Management

multiple years since 2014

Named, Recommended Attorney

Legal 500

2014 Ed.

Named, Recommended Management Labour and Employment Law

Who's Who Legal

since 2015

Named, Top Lawyer in Arizona



Named, Top Lawyer

Phoenix Magazine


Named, Arizona's Top Attorneys

AZ Business Magazine


Member, Slonaker House Honors Society

University of Arizona

News, Analysis & Press

4 Ways Future Chevron Decision May Affect Wage Landscape

Law360 Employment Authority

January 18, 2024

Longtime Littler Shareholder Rejoins Firm From Buchalter


May 3, 2023

Your Business and the Law

Greater Phoenix InBusiness

June 2022

The New Battlefield


January 3, 2019

Ask the Expert / Personal Phone Bill for Reimbursement

AZCentral / Lexology

February 17, 2017

Is Technology Sinking Your Business?

AZBusiness Magazine

November 2016

Changes Coming to Arizona Employers After Election Day

Scottsdale Independent

October 2016

Get Ready! White Collar Overtime Rules Are Coming

AZ Big Media

March 31, 2016

Implications of Zika Virus on Employment-related Travels

AZBusiness Magazine / Law360

February 18, 2016

Shareholder Activism May Require Change in Pay

Corporate Counsel Weekly (BNA), with Yin Wilczek

May 4, 2015

The Madness of March

AZ Big Media

March 14, 2014

BYOD Trend a Growing Concern

AZ Business Magazine / Multiple Contributors

August 16, 2013

Trends in Wage and Hour Litigation Over Unpaid Work Time and the Precautions Employers Should Take

Littler Mendelson White Paper

June 2011

With Millions on the Line, Wage Training Makes Sense

Phoenix Business Journal

February 2008

Speaking Engagements

2023 Arizona Regional Employer Conference

Phoenix, AZ

November 1, 2023

How Will 2016 Shape Arizona, Jobwise?

Diane Rehm Show, National Public Radio, Phoenix, AZ

January 2016

Global Trends in Executive Compensation

American Bar Association, Section on International Law, Washington, D.C.

May 2015

What the NLRB Has in Store

AZSHRM Legislative Conference

February 2015

4th Annual Public Sector Employment Law Update

Phoenix, AZ

February 14, 2013

Legal Update for Small Business

Annual State Conference - Arizona Society for Human Resource Management

September 2011

Recent Legal Changes Impact Pubic Employees in Arizona

Annual State Conference - Arizona Society for Human Resource Management

September 2011

There's No Union Here! What Arizona Employers Need to Know About Labor Law

Monthly Workshop - Society for Human Resource Management of Greater Tucson

May 2011

Proper Use of Independent Contractors

16th Annual Employment and Legislative Conference - Arizona SHRM

March 2011

2nd Annual Public Sector Employment Law Update

February 17, 2011

What has 2010 brought us and what is in store for 2011? Employment Law Update

Arizona Small Business Association

December 2010

Social Media in the Global Workplace

Annual Fall Meeting, Section on International Law - American Bar Association, Paris, France

November 2010

The Times They Are A Changin’ Labor & Employment Law Challenges on the Road to Recovery

Annual Convention - HFTP, San Diego, CA

October 2010

What Arizona Employers Need To Know About Labor Law

Annual State Conference - Arizona SHRM

September 2010

HR 101; Employment Issues for Small Businesses

2010 Annual State Conference Workshop - Arizona SHRM

August 2010

2010 Public Sector Employment Law Update

March 19, 2010

Top 10 for 2010

15th Annual Employment and Legislative Conference - Arizona SHRM

February 2010

The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act: How to Walk the Minefield

September 17, 2009

Managing Leaves of Absence

March 18, 2009


  • J.D., Emory University School of Law, 1997
  • B.A., University of Arizona, 1993cum laude

Conoscenze linguistiche

  • Francese

Foro di appartenenza



  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia