Adrian L. Barton of Barton Law has more than 21 years of experience in representing individual, government, and business clients in a variety of transactional and complex civil litigation matters. Her current areas of focus include Business Litigation and Employment Law. Her vast knowledge and diverse background have allowed her to successfully represent clients in shareholder disputes, employment discrimination, breach of contract (business and employment), and Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act issues.
Employment law is the broad body of law that governs the employer-employee relationships, including protection from discrimination; wages, hours, and health and safety rules and regulations; and individual employment contracts. Ms. Barton has years of experience in dealing with cases involving Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Fair Labor Standards Act, which governs hours, wages and safe work environments; at-will employment, and employment agreements.
The Fair Labor Standards Act
Nothing impresses Congress members more than election returns. While fair labor legislation had met severe opposition in Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court for decades, public sentiment clearly favored President Franklin Roosevelt on this issue at the height of the Great Depression. After years of futile attempts to get a fair labor law through Congress…Read More
Various types of anti-discrimination laws have been enacted throughout the 20th century, all of which are regulated by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Under these laws, it is illegal to discriminate against either an applicant or employee based on that person’s race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age (40 and older),…Read More
At Will Employment
In nearly every state, the presumption is that unless both employers and employees entered into an employment contract or made other promises regarding when and how the employment relationship would end, the relationship is then considered “at will.” What this means, is that both parties are free to terminate the relationship at any time, and…Read More
Individuals and Businesses can be confident that Adrian Barton will vigorously and effectively compose your severance agreement, by completing the following: From Sales Representative to the Chief Executive Officer, Barton Law is well versed in negotiating, drafting, and monitoring employment contracts at all levels of business, whether on behalf of the employer or employee. Barton…Read More
Breach of Contract
Generally speaking, a breach of contract winds up in court because someone believes the other party did not meet the terms of the contract. In a perfect world, those terms would be spelled out specifically in writing. However, some contracts are verbal … maybe a few spoken words and a handshake. While the courts uphold…Read More
DEA Physician Protection / Prevention
To provide patients with needed prescriptions, doctors and other medical practitioners must be issued a Drug Enforcement Administration number. The DEA provides a number so doctors can write prescriptions. This number is attached to all prescriptions to track and identify prescribing medical practitioners who issued the drugs and the patient’s prescription history for certain narcotics.…Read More
Lawyers who practice civil litigation represent parties in trials, hearings, arbitrations and mediations before administrative agencies, foreign tribunals and federal, state and local courts. A significant portion of Adrian Barton’s litigation work has been devoted to representing business and individual clients in civil litigation in the state and federal courts of Arizona and California, including…Read More