Employment Contract Issues

Phoenix Employment Contract Lawyer


If you are working in Arizona under an employment contract, the “at-will” provisions of Phoenix employment law may not apply to you. If you have been wrongfully discharged in violation of an employment contract, you want an experienced lawyer to protect your interests, one who knows the law and will help you understand all of your options, so that you make informed decisions.

At Yen Pilch Robaina & Kresin PLC, our employment contract lawyers have helped people who have been terminated in breach of an employment contract since 1997. We are dedicated to getting fair and just results for our employment law clients. Our employment law attorneys in Phoneix are members of the Maricopa County and Arizona Bar Associations and the Arizona Employment Lawyers Association and know how to win a case.

Why Choose Our Phoenix Employment Contact Lawyers

We negotiate and litigate breach of contract actions for a wide range of employees, from executives to middle management to line employees. We have extensive experience reviewing and drafting employment contracts and have a comprehensive understanding of the terms common to these agreements. We know the difference between “for cause” and “no cause” termination and will aggressively fight to protect your interests.

Our lawyers handle a wide range of claims based on breach of an employment contract, including

  • Wrongful termination or discharge
  • Failure to pay wages due under an employment agreement
  • Failure to meet the terms of a severance agreement
  • Conditioning continued employment on acceptance of modifications to a valid employment agreement
  • Violation of the terms of a non-compete, non-solicitation agreements, or restrictive covenants


Employers may breach employment contracts for a variety of reasons, some of which are based on economic circumstances, while others may stem from misunderstandings of the contract's terms or from more deliberate actions. Here are several ways in which employers commonly violate these agreements:

  • Layoffs Due to Restructuring: When companies undergo reorganization or downsizing, they might terminate employees under contract in violation of the agreement's terms.
  • Disputed Performance Issues: Employers might claim an employee's performance is inadequate, even though such claims are not substantiated by the employee's reviews or achievements.
  • Economic Hardship: Companies facing financial difficulties may breach contracts by reducing salaries, altering job responsibilities, or terminating employees without adhering to the contract's stipulations.
  • Misinterpretation of Terms: Sometimes, breaches occur because employers misinterpret contract terms, particularly regarding job duties, performance expectations, or termination clauses.
  • Non-compliance with Severance Agreements: Employers may fail to fulfill their obligations under severance agreements, such as not providing agreed-upon compensation or benefits after termination.


In situations where an employment contract is breached, having a skilled attorney by your side is crucial. Experienced employment contract lawyers can offer several services to safeguard your interests:

  • Legal Guidance and Interpretation: An attorney can help interpret the complexities of your contract, ensuring you understand your rights and the obligations of your employer.
  • Negotiation: Lawyers skilled in employment law can negotiate on your behalf, either to restore the terms of your original contract or to secure fair compensation for the breach.
  • Litigation: If negotiations fail, an attorney can represent you in court, presenting a strong case on your behalf to enforce the contract or seek damages for its breach.
  • Preventative Advice: For future contracts, legal experts can provide advice on how to negotiate terms that protect your interests and minimize the risk of future breaches.

In scenarios where employers break employment contracts, having a knowledgeable attorney is not just beneficial—it’s essential for ensuring your rights are fully protected and you receive the justice and compensation you deserve.

Client Testimonials

  • This office is a great resource

    “As an educator working for a non-union Charter School, I did not not who to turn to when my principal started improper practices with teachers during COVID19. We were shocked he would treated us so poorly during a pandemic.”

  • He is extremely intelligent

    “Mr Robaina was a God sent.”

  • I would recommend this firm for any employment cases.

    “Very friendly and welcoming folks there. The attorney listened to my situation with great interest, and offered excellent legal advice.”

  • Our case was resolved in a manner favorable

    “Ed Robaina and his team represented my company during a very difficult lawsuit against a deep-pocket company represented by one of the largest law firms in the southwest. Robaina's team was very professional, always prepared, and very patient with us.”

  • They are honest and trustworthy

    “I have hired Robaina and Kresin on several occasions over the last ten years. Their service has been professional and complete with attention to detail.”

Contact Experienced Arizona Employment Law Attorneys

If your employment contract has been breached, you need to stand up for your rights. The employment contract attorneys at Yen Pilch Robaina & Kresin PLC can help you recover owed damages. Contact us or call at (602) 833-0220 for a consultation today.

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    The experienced Phoenix employment lawyers of Yen Pilch Robaina & Kresin PLC understand what it takes to achieve results for our clients.
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