Tibor Nagy Jr.

Office Managing Shareholder Tucson | Phoenix

With decades of in-depth labor and employment law experience representing a wide range of employers, including the aerospace, healthcare, hospitality, retail, transportation, manufacturing and mining industries, Mr. Nagy has a keen understanding and perspective that few Arizona practitioners in the field can offer.  His considerable employment litigation, arbitration, and appellate experience compliment and enrich the practical advice and creative solutions he provides to resolving complex human resources issues.


Mr. Nagy has substantial experience litigating and successfully defending employers in matters in federal and state courts, including appellate courts and the Arizona Supreme Court, as well as before administrative agencies and arbitrators. These matters include the defense of cases arising under federal and state employment discrimination statues, wage and hour laws (including class and collective actions), 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.

Representative Appellate Cases:

  • Cronin v. Sheldon, 991 P.2d 231, (Supreme Court of Arizona, 1999).
  • O'Day v. McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Co., 959 P.2d 792, (Supreme Court of Arizona, 1998).
  • London-Marable v. Boeing Co., 357 Fed.Appx. 61, (9th Cir.(Ariz.) 2009).

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • State Bar of Arizona (Labor and Employment Law Section; Past Chairman – 1993-1994)
  • American Bar Association (Equal Employment Opportunity Committee; Workers’ Compensation Committee)


  • Corporate Labor and Employment Counsel Exclusive - ''Complex Leave Challenges: Round 2 - Paid Sick Leave and Family Leave'' - La Quinta - November 08, 2018
  • Ogletree Deakins Seminar - ''Arizona's Paid Sick Leave Law: Lessons From the Trenches'' - Scottsdale - October 26, 2018
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - ''Let Good Deeds Go Unpunished: Support Employee Volunteerism Without Liability'' - Phoenix - May 10, 2018
  • Ogletree Deakins Seminar - ''Sick Leave and Paid Time Off In A Prop 206 World - Are Your PTO Policies Compliant Yet?'' - Scottsdale - October 20, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - ''Ethical Considerations of Technology’s Impact on the Attorney-Client Relationship'' - San Diego - May 06, 2017
  • Arizona Industry Liaison Group - ''2017 Employment Law Trends'' - Tucson - May 2017
  • Southeastern Arizona Contractor’s Association - ''Prop. 206: Mandatory Paid Sick Leave - What Every Arizona Employer Should Know'' - Sierra Vista - April 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Webinar - ''Proposition 206: Understanding Arizona's New Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Law'' - January 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Corporate Labor and Employment Counsel Exclusive - ''I Do What I Want! Managing Individual Expression At Work'' - Colorado Springs - September 2016
  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing - ''Reel Ethics (Ethical Issues for In-House L&E Counsel)'' - Phoenix - June 2016
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - ''More Wage And Hour Suits (And Enforcement) Than Ever? Really?'' - Chicago - May 2016
  • Ogletree Deakins Corporate Labor & Employment Counsel Exclusive - ''Technology and the Attorney-Client Relationship – Risks and Opportunities'' - Phoenix - November 2015
  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing - ''Internal Investigations and the Attorney-Client Privilege-I'm Covered, Right?'' - Phoenix - June 19, 2015
  • Ogletree Deakins Seminar - ''Complex Leave Issues Under the FMLA/ADA'' - Tucson - April 10, 2014
  • Ogletree Deakins Seminar - ''The Arizona Employment Protection Act: Still Some Crazy Questions After All These Years'' - Scottsdale - October 04, 2013
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - ''Dealing With Difficult Employees Discharge, Discipline . . . Or Denial'' - New Orleans - May 2013
  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing - ''Criminal Background Checks – Doing them the Right Way'' - Tucson - April 2013
  • U.S. District Court of Arizona, District Conference - ''Ex Parte Contact with Represented Parties'' - Tucson - March 2013
  • Ogletree Deakins Webinar - ''The High Cost of “Free” Labor: Will You End Up Paying for Your Unpaid Interns and Volunteers?'' - December 2012 - December 2013
  • SHRM Arizona Annual Conference - ''Medical Marijuana: New challenges for Employers & HR Professionals'' - Phoenix - August 2012
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - ''Protecting Your Talent When Recruiting Restrictions Are Under Attack'' - Phoenix - May 2012
  • Ogletree Deakins Seminar - ''Screening Practices Under Attack – What Can Employers Use to Make Hiring Decisions?'' - Las Vegas - March 2012

Published Works


Our Insights

Size Doesn’t Matter, SCOTUS Rules: ADEA Applies Even to Small Political Subdivisions

November 06, 2018

2018 Arizona Legislative Session: What’s New for Arizona Employers?

May 16, 2018

ICA Issues 18 New Pages of Paid Sick Leave FAQs: The Top 10 Highlights for Employers

July 03, 2017

Need Your Own Sick Leave Yet? ICA Issues Supplemental Draft Regulations on Arizona Paid Sick Leave

June 28, 2017

Arizona’s Paid Sick Leave Law, Part III: Record-Keeping, Shifting Employment Relationships, and Tips for Drafting Policies

June 14, 2017

Arizona’s Paid Sick Leave Law, Part II: The “Same Hourly Rate,” Attendance, and Coverage Questions

June 13, 2017

Arizona’s Paid Sick Leave Law, Part I: Accrual and Usage Issues

June 12, 2017

Arizona Industrial Commission Issues Proposed Rules for Paid Sick Time

May 05, 2017

The Prop 206 Saga Continues: Arizona Supreme Court Unanimously Rejects Constitutional Challenge

March 15, 2017

Prop 206 Remains Unsettled: Constitutional Challenge and Interim FAQs Keep Us Guessing

December 16, 2016

Implementing Arizona’s New Paid Sick Time Law: What Employers Need to Know

November 09, 2016

Arizona’s Proposition 206: Much More Than a Minimum Wage Increase

October 24, 2016

Arizona Court of Appeals Decision Highlights Employer’s Burden of Proving Disqualification from Unemployment Benefits

June 04, 2013

Arizona Supreme Court Limits Employer’s Vicarious Liability for Employee’s Off-Duty, On-Location Assignment Car Accident

July 12, 2012

High Court Strikes Down Key Sections of Arizona's Immigration Law

June 25, 2012


Media Quotes

November 06, 2018 - SHRM Online - "Supreme Court Expands ADEA’s Application"
July 08, 2017 - Arizona Republic - "Arizona's new sick-leave law: Will you really get more paid time off?"
April 23, 2017 - Sierra Vista Herald - "Prepare for the rest of Prop. 206, Tucson attorney warns"