Laurent Badoux

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Arizona, USA
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Practice Expertise

  • Labor & Employment
  • Trade Secrets & Employee Mobility

Areas of Practice

  • Labor & Employment
  • Trade Secrets & Employee Mobility

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Laurent Badoux focuses his practice on employment and labor law, with an emphasis on compensation and employee relations advice. He has a broad range of litigation experience that includes handling some of the largest collective and class actions in Arizona, collective bargaining agreement arbitration, discrimination lawsuits, restrictive covenant enforcement and injunction, and the defense of administrative charges involving various state and federal agencies across the United States.

Laurent has advised domestic and international clients in a variety of industries, including retail and services, hospitality, transportation, trades, governmental affairs, financial services, mining, oil and gas, sanitation, technology, medical devices, health care, and defense contracting. Clients also seek Laurent’s guidance on a broad range of topics, including wage and hour compliance, labor relations, harassment, restrictive covenants, trade secrets, unfair competition, privacy of employee and client data, contingent workforce and gig economy arrangements, fiduciary duties of corporate executives and officers, wrongful termination, workplace discrimination and workplace safety. Laurent assists clients with conducting legal compliance audits, providing preventive training to employees and managers, including sexual harassment and implicit bias awareness training, and drafting employee handbooks and policies, executive compensation agreements, and contracts for expatriates, intra-company transfer employees and international consultants.

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Lawyers/U.S. News and World Report, Labor Law – Management, listed since 2014
  • Who’s Who Legal: Labour, Employment & Benefits, “Labour & Employment,” 2016-2018
  • Super Lawyers/Phoenix Magazine, Southwest Super Lawyers, since 2012
  • AZ Business Magazine, “Top Lawyers,” Employment and Labor Law, since 2009
  • The Legal 500 United States, Labor and Employment Litigation, 2014
  • Phoenix Business Journal “Top Lawyers in Arizona,” 2009-2013
  • AZ Big Media, Arizona’s “Top 100 Lawyers,” 2021
  • Best Lawyers in America,” Labor Law and Management, 2023

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona
  • Georgia
  • Nevada


  • Emory University School of Law
  • University of Arizona

Areas of Practice

  • Labor & Employment
  • Trade Secrets & Employee Mobility


Additional Articles
  • Buchalter Client Alert COVID-19: Takeaways from the DOL’s Latest FFCRA FAQs
  • The Next Chapter for Reforming the FLSA White-Collar Overtime Exemptions: The Trump Administration’s Proposal for a New Salary Threshold
  • Tipping Is The New Wage-And-Hour Battlefield
  • Badoux: Medicinal marijuana’s employment law ramifications
  • The Consolidated Appropriations Act: Tipping in The Hospitality Industry
  • Restoring Common Sense To Determining Who is a Tipped Employee. Case Summary: Marsh v. J Alexander’s

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