Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The Voice of Arizona Business

Employment issues and regulations present some of the most complex and confusing challenges facing businesses today and are among the most important to handle appropriately. Therefore, the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry is pleased to make available the Arizona Human Resources Manual for businesses, owners, managers, human resource professionals and attorneys seeking a comprehensive resource on Arizona and federal labor and employment law. This unequaled publication is particularly timely due to enactment of major law reforms during the last few legislative sessions.

This edition would not be possible without the hard work of the labor and employment law experts at the Phoenix law office of the Cavanagh Law Firm, P.A. We trust that their efforts will help explain key steps in complying with Arizona and federal laws and regulations and will be a valuable addition to your reference library.

This volume is part of the Arizona Chamber’s commitment to provide reliable and practical information that positively impacts the bottom line for our members and the Arizona business community. We welcome your comments and suggestions for making future editions more responsive to the needs of your company or firm.

If you would like to know more about the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, its services, and other benefits of membership, please call 602-248-9172 or visit our website at


David A. Selden

    DAVID A. SELDEN is a partner with the Phoenix office of The Cavanagh Law Firm in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Selden received his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was also an editor of The Tax Lawyer. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Mr. Selden's practice is concentrated in representing management in a wide variety of employment law matters, including discrimination, wrongful discharge, workplace torts, OSHA, EEOC, ACRD, DOL, NLRB, ICE, OSC, DOT, collective bargaining, and other employment litigation. He served as the Chairman of the Employee Relations Committee of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry for 20 years, representing the interests of Arizona employers before the Arizona Legislature. He drafted the 1996 Arizona Employment Protection Act and the 1997 Constructive Discharge Law. He has been Co-Editor-in-Chief of the second through tenth editions of this Arizona Human Resources Manual and the first and second editions of the Arizona Model Policies and Forms for Arizona Employers, published by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce. He served on the Editorial Review Board of the Arizona Labor Letter and the Board of Editors of the Arizona Employment Law Handbook, which is published by the State Bar of Arizona. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for more than 15 years and has been listed in every edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Mr. Selden is also a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. Mr. Selden also serves on the Board of Directors of the Phoenix Symphony and Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry and has served as General Counsel to both the Arizona Chamber and the Phoenix Symphony. He has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Phoenix School of Law, teaching courses in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination Law. He is a frequent speaker before professional groups. Before practicing law in Arizona, Mr. Selden worked in Washington, D.C. from 1971 through 1982 as a legislative and administrative assistant to several members of Congress. Mr. Selden may be reached at (602) 322-4009 or The website is



Julie A. Pace

    JULIE A. PACE is a partner with The Cavanagh Law Firm in Phoenix, Arizona. Ms. Pace's practice is concentrated in the field of OSHA, litigation, and employment law, with particular emphasis in the defense of sexual harassment, employment discrimination, wrongful discharge lawsuits, EEOC and ACRD charges, matters involving OSHA, ICE, OSC, OFCCP, DOL, NLRB, DOT, collective bargaining, wage and hour laws, and conducting harassment and discrimination investigations. She is highly sought after nationally to conduct training in topics such as anti-harassment, anti-discrimination, anti-retaliation, wage and hour, diversity, supervision and more. She teaches in a video entitled, Respect, which won a Telly award. Ms. Pace assists companies with I-9 audits, E-Verify, SSA No-Match issues, immigration compliance strategies, ICE investigations and other government investigations. She also counsels employers on non-compete contracts, confidentiality agreements, employee discipline, drug testing, accommodation of disabled individuals, safety policies, and other human resource policies and procedures. Ms. Pace has handled more than 50 OSHA fatality cases and regularly defends companies who receive OSHA citations. Ms. Pace is a frequent speaker and author on a variety of employment topics. She has been Co-Editor-in-Chief of the third through tenth editions of the Arizona and Federal Employment Law Manual, and first and second editions of the Model Policies and Forms for Arizona Employers, published by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Pace is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. She has served as chair of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce Immigration Committee, as a Judge Pro Tem for the Arizona Court of Appeals, Vice President of the East Valley Partnership, Co-President of the Lorna Lockwood Inn of Court, and was named a Super Lawyer. Additionally, Ms. Pace has served as a Director of the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona and the Construction Financial Management Association. A fourth generation Arizonan, she received her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Arizona State University, where she was also Symposium and Articles Editor of the Arizona State Law Journal. She received her B.S. degree in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from Arizona State University. She is a former judicial law clerk to the Honorable Joe W. Contreras of the Arizona State Court of Appeals. Ms. Pace's past honors include the 2008 Arizona Business Journal's Center of Influence Award, as one of the ten most influential lawyers in Arizona, Mesa's 1993 Outstanding Young Woman of the Year Award, the 1994 American Institute of Architects' Rio Salado Community Vision Award, and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Spirit of Unity Award. Ms. Pace can be reached at (602) 322-4046 or The website is



K. Bellamy Brown

    K. Bellamy Brown is a shareholder with The Cavanagh Law Firm in Phoenix, Arizona.  Mr. Brown has wide experience representing clients in a variety of transactional and healthcare law matters.  He has represented the Kuwait Investment Office, Westcor Development, Macerich, General Growth Properties, Kimco, Inc., Farallon Partners, and Russ Brown Realtors in complex real estate transactions and leasing matters.  He also has substantial experience in software licensing and transfer agreements, the purchase and sale of businesses, and healthcare law matters, including HIPAA compliance, as well as the creation and organization of PSOs.  He has represented major real estate developers in significant matters before the Arizona Supreme Court and is licensed to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.  Mr. Brown has also served as a lecturer for various professional groups including the National Business Institute.  Mr. Brown received his J.D. from Columbia University, where he served on the Board of Editors of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, and his B.A. with high honors with distinction from Brigham Young University.

Yijee Jeong

    Yijee Jeong is an associate in the firm’s Employment, Labor, OSHA, and Immigration Department.  Ms. Jeong was born in Incheon, South Korea but has been a long time resident of Phoenix’s Arcadia neighborhood.  She graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University (ASU) in 2013 with a B.S. in political science and a minor in global studies.  She obtained her J.D. from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU.  During law school, Ms. Jeong was Symposium Editor of the Arizona State Law Journal and held leadership roles in the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, the Women Law Students Association, and the Sun Devil Sports & Entertainment Law Students Association.  Her externship activities included serving as a legal extern for the Honorable John C. Gemmill of the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, for the Federal Sector Administrative Hearings Unit.