Tibor Nagy, Jr.
Tibor Nagy represents employers in all facets of labor and employment relations law, including discrimination and wrongful discharge cases, wage and hour law, employment contracts and manuals, and labor-management relations. He also provides litigation avoidance advice on a broad spectrum of federal and state employment laws and regulations.
After graduation from law school, Mr. Nagy served as a law clerk to the Honorable William E. Eubank, Arizona Court of Appeals. Following his clerkship, Mr. Nagy joined the regional general practice firm of Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P. as an associate in its labor & employment section, and was a partner with that firm from 1991 to 2006, before joining Ogletree Deakins.
Mr. Nagy has substantial experience litigating and successfully defending employers in matters in both federal and state courts, including appellate courts and the Arizona Supreme Court, as well as before administrative agencies and arbitrators. These matters have included the defense of cases arising under the federal and state employment discrimination statues, wage and hour laws, the ADA, ERISA, the ADEA, and the FMLA. Mr. Nagy also has successfully defended employers against state law claims for wrongful discharge, employment torts, and defamation, and has litigated both the defense and enforcement of restrictive covenants. Many of these cases were favorably decided on motions for summary judgment.
Mr. Nagy also has considerable past experience defending employers in workers’ compensation claims before the Industrial Commission of Arizona. Additionally, Mr. Nagy is one of only a handful of attorneys located in Tucson, Arizona with experience defending employers before the National Labor Relations Board, including representation elections, and hearings pertaining to representation petitions and unfair labor practice complaints.
Education and Honors
J.D., University of Arizona College of Law, 1982
B.A., Economics, University of Arizona, 1979
- Arizona Law Review, Note & Comment Editor, 1981-1982
- Best Lawyers in America (1996-present)
- Chambers USA (2006-present)
- Southwest Super Lawyer (2007-present)
- Best Lawyers in America - Tucson Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year (2013 & 2015); Tucson Employment Law - Management Lawyer of the Year (2012 & 2014)
- State Bar of Arizona (Labor and Employment Law Section; Past Chairman – 1993-1994)
- American Bar Association (Equal Employment Opportunity Committee; Workers’ Compensation Committee)
- Managing a Workforce in 2014 - "Complex Leave Issues Under the FMLA/ADA" - Tucson - April 10, 2014
- Managing a Workforce in 2014 - "The Arizona Employment Protection Act: Still Some Crazy Questions After All These Years" - Tucson - April 10, 2014
- Ogletree Deakins Managing a Workforce 2014 - "The Arizona Employment Protection Act: Still Some Crazy Questions After All These Years" - Scottsdale - October 4, 2013
In The News
- July/August 2013 - - "Bring Your Own Disaster?"
- January 23, 2013 - - "Labor union membership hits lowest level since 1930s"
- August 6, 2010 - - "Five Questions About the Family and Medical Leave Act"
- December 10, 2006 - - "Litigation Explosion"
- February 28, 2014 - Ogletree Deakins Publication - "Tempe City Council Broadens Anti-Discrimination Ordinance to Encompass Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Individuals"
- June 4, 2013 - Ogletree Deakins Publication - "Arizona Court of Appeals Decision Highlights Employer’s Burden of Proving Disqualification from Unemployment Benefits"
- April 3, 2013 - Ogletree Deakins Publication - "New Legislation Requires Individuals to Support Claims for Unemployment Benefits with Information and Documents"
- October 19, 2012 - Ogletree Deakins Publication - "Industrial Commission of Arizona Raises Minimum Wage to $7.80 for 2013"
- July 12, 2012 - Ogletree Deakins Publication - "Arizona Supreme Court Limits Employer’s Vicarious Liability for Employee’s Off-Duty, On-Location Assignment Car Accident"
- June 25, 2012 - Ogletree Deakins Publication - "High Court Strikes Down Key Sections of Arizona's Immigration Law"
- October 18, 2011 - Ogletree Deakins Publication - "Industrial Commission of Arizona Raises Minimum Wage to $7.65 for 2012"
- August 21, 2011 - The HR Specialist: California Employment Law - "Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Immigration Law, Backs E-Verify"
- July 22, 2011 - BNA's Workplace Law Report - "U.S. Supreme Court's Landmark Decision in Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting Opens Door for States to Enact Immigration Enforcement Legislation"
- 2009 - Arizona Business Magazine - "The Legal Arizona Workers Act – More Bark Than Bite?"
- 2006/2007 - Arizona Employment Law Handbook - "Past Chapter 10 Editor (Motion Practice)"
- January 2000 - The Arizona Labor Letter - "Restrictive Covenants In Today's Market - Recipes for Enforceability"
- March 1, 1999 - The Arizona Labor Letter - "The Right to Sue Lives On - - Emerging Limits On Mandatory Arbitration"
- August 1996 - The Arizona Labor Letter - "Buyers Beware - - The Unwitting Employer Under "WARN""
- July 1996 - The Arizona Labor Letter - "New Workers' Comp Legislation Helpful to Employers"