Thursday, April 26, 2018

What employers are doing about #RedForEd teacher walkout in Phoenix

Jennings Strouss attorney John J. Balitis is quoted in the Phoenix Business Journal article, "What employers are doing about #RedForEd teacher walkout in Phoenix. "He discusses the  laws employers need to consider for employees who have requested leave as a result of the teacher walk-out, particularly for parents of children with special needs and health conditions. 

Mr. Balitis counsels private sector clients as well as government agencies, including the Arizona legislature, on a broad range of employment law and labor relations matters. Over his 30 years of practice, he has represented clients in administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, Arizona Civil Rights Division, Arizona Industrial Commission, Arizona Department of Occupational Safety and Health, and the Arizona Department of Economic Security. Recognizing that some issues need to be resolved at the legislative level, Mr. Balitis has participated in drafting and testifying on Arizona employment-related legislation.

In addition to the administrative and transactional aspects of his practice, Mr. Balitis litigates employment-related disputes in federal and state courts, where he has both bench and jury trial experience, and has appeared and argued before the Arizona Court of Appeals. He has considerable experience prosecuting and defending employment claims in preliminary injunction proceedings, and representing union employers in labor arbitrations involving disputes under collective bargaining agreements.  Mr. Balitis also is experienced in training, investigating, writing, speaking, publishing, and interacting with the media on employment-related topics and developments.

Mr. Balitis can be reached at 602.262.5928 or

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