IMPORTANT EMPLOYMENT UPDATE OVERTIME EXEMPTION SALARY INCREASE PUT ON HOLD

IMPORTANT EMPLOYMENT UPDATE: OVERTIME EXEMPTION SALARY INCREASE PUT ON HOLD The Department of Labor’s regulation set to increase the Salary Requirement for employees to be exempt from overtime will not go into effect on December 1, 2016. Court Ruling: On … Continue reading

2016 EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE FOR ARIZONA EMPLOYERS

2016 EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE FOR ARIZONA EMPLOYERS This year has brought many changes to the laws regarding how much employers must pay their employees, particularly in Arizona. Because these changes can lead to confusion, below is a summary of the … Continue reading

How can I minimize my business’s exposure to employment lawsuits?

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How can I minimize my business’s exposure to employment lawsuits? One of the biggest concerns for any employer is unknown liabilities. One of the most commonly feared unknown liabilities is litigation. If a company is not adequately prepared, even a … Continue reading

Trademark Registration: Considerations in Naming Your Business

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Trademark Registration: Considerations in Naming Your Business Disclaimer: This article for information purposes only. You should contact a lawyer about how the specifics of your situation apply to the laws of your state. Naming a business is one of the … Continue reading

Discovery – what is it?

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Discovery – what is it? Litigation involves a phase called “discovery.” During this time, the parties can request and exchange information related to the case. There are several elements of discovery – interrogatories, requests for production of documents or inspection, … Continue reading

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I think I was wrongfully terminated? What now?

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I think I was wrongfully terminated? What now? If you have been fired from your job, how do you know if the termination was legal or illegal? An illegal firing is called a wrongful termination. In Arizona, most employment is … Continue reading

Smoking in the Workplace

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Smoking in the Workplace Many questions arise about smoking in the workplace. Do employers have a legal right to prohibit their employees from smoking while at work? When and where does the law allow employees to smoke? The law does … Continue reading

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Ageism and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967

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Ageism and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 Dr. Robert Butler, who died in 2010, is recognized around the world as the first to coin the term “ageism.” Butler worked throughout his life to help the elderly and … Continue reading

North Carolina’s HB2

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North Carolina’s HB2 In March 2016, North Carolina’s Governor Pat McCrory signed into law HB2 or the Public Facility Privacy and Security Act. The Act requires that in government buildings individuals must use restrooms that correspond to the gender listed … Continue reading

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The Fair Labor Standards Act and the Supreme Court Case

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The Fair Labor Standards Act and the Supreme Court Case Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro, 579 U.S. ___ (2016) A recent Supreme Court case, Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro, decided on June 20, 2016, attempted to resolve an interesting question … Continue reading

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