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Employment Law Overview

Employment law encompasses a broad range of issues, from discrimination and harassment to cases involving accommodations for individuals with disabilities, retaliation, and wage and hour cases. While we primarily represent employees who have been treated unfairly, we also represent employers to further the goal of enhancing the quality of the workplace. We understand that the prospect of engaging in employment litigation can be daunting. We work tirelessly to advocate for our clients’ rights and ensure their voice is heard.

As experienced employment attorneys, our ultimate goal is to help make your workplace a more productive, healthy, and happy place to work. This is beneficial for both employees and employers.

Federal law protects individuals against discrimination. However, if discrimination has occurred, representation by a capable, experienced attorney is vital.

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Employers cannot terminate a person’s employment for unfair reasons, such as filing a complaint. An experienced employment attorney can help conduct an investigation to build a case against an employer for misconduct.

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Our attorneys are experienced with FLSA and Arizona Wage and Hour laws.  If you believe you were paid less than minimum wage, denied overtime, were not paid commission, or were not paid timely, we are here to help you get what you deserve.

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Your Employment Law Team

Legal matters involving employment law can be very complex, requiring competent attorneys who are well-versed in a variety of areas. We also have a nuanced understanding of employment law, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wage dispute issues. We represent both employees who have been treated unfairly and employers who are trying to enhance the quality of their workplace.

Marco Costa

Marco Costa


Born and raised in Milan, Italy, Mr. Costa is an international attorney knowledgeable in both U.S. and Italian law. He obtained his Italian law degree at the University of Pavia. After practicing for several years in Milan, he moved to Arizona in 2009 where he earned his JD at the University of Arizona. He serves as general counsel for the Italian Association in Scottsdale.

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“Our business retained Marco Costa for an immigration case involving a future employee. We had no previous knowledge of what to do. Marco guided us through the process and prepared and filed all documents. We are so grateful for his expertise. We would very highly recommend him.”

Suzanne Wade

5 Star Google Review, 2023

“Marco Acosta, Where do i even begin? I can go on and on about all the great things Marco did to help us in a very difficult time in our lives, he was very professional, knowledgeable, smart, very prompt with answering questions, Very firm with other party and very understanding when it came to the devastating situation we were facing and he fought for us until the end. When my hopes were almost gone he did his job and did it well and gave us hope again that there is light at the end of a dark tunnel. My family is forever grateful for Marco and I’m glad I got to meet someone that took the time to help us get through a life changing moment. We are forever grateful. I would highly recommend Marco to anyone needing a professional, and remarkable attorney. If i ever need someone to fight for me legally ever again, without a doubt, Marco will be the person i call.”

Angelina E

5 Star Google Review, 2023

“Marco Acosta, On behalf of my parents and myself we are very grateful to you and your law firm team for all your help and attention towards us through out this pass years, you have made an impact in our lives and forever kept in our hearts. Getting to know you and little bit about your family was joyful. From now on maybe nothing will cross our paths but just remember you will always be in our minds like the one who help to make our dream come true. We’ll keep you and your family in our prayers.”

Lizette Santacruz

5 Star Google Review, 2023

“Marco Costa is a very excellent attorney, answered every question promptly. Made us feel like we were the only Clients even though we weren’t. I definitely recommend him, makes you feel like family.”

Robert Underwood

5 Star Google Review, 2023

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Tips for Starting a New Business

Tips for Starting a New Business

Okay, you’ve decided to harness your entrepreneurial spirit and become your own boss. Good for you! Now where do you start? Most people start simply – what is the business going to do? Some companies sell goods, which are generally physical items such as tables or...

Understanding Overtime in Arizona

Understanding Overtime in Arizona

In general, most wage-earning employees are entitled to receive 1.5 times their regular pay rate (often called “time-and-a-half”) if they work more than 40 hours per week. If you suspect your employer has violated overtime laws, you may need the services of a qualified employment attorney. Contact GillespieShields today.

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