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I have some questions regarding employment laws in Arizona.

I have some questions regarding employment laws in Arizona. I work for a call center and have been with them for almost 5 years. Recently they merged with another company and now we are being forced to sign a arbitration agreement or else we'll be fired. When co-workers and I raised concerns to our supervisor, she outright lied by telling us, "It just means you have to go to arbitration first and then you can sue in court". Is this totally legal? One co-worker mentioned signing it and if a situation were to arise where you would need to sue the company, you would claim you were forced to sign it under duress. Would that work? The agreement does state that you weren't under duress when signing. What should I do?There was a separate situation where my supervisor directed me and others to perform a work function after clocking out. Is it very very minor and quick, however it is still working off the clock. When I voiced my concern about "working off the clock", my supervisor threatened to go back and deduct any paid minutes of break time that were over the allotted amount. Is that legal?Also, can overtime be mandatory?Thank you for your help.

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