Employment Law, Business Litigation & Personal Injury Legal Updates

Sweeping Changes to Arizona Wage Law

HB 2579 became effective August 6, 2016, making sweeping changes not only to preempt local governments from enacting their own living wage or fringe benefits ordinances for private employers but also redefining what legally constitutes a “wage.” Prior to this...

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Arizona Law May Require Paid Leave to Vote

With the November general election quickly approaching, Arizona employers should begin any necessary preparation for the potential impact voting may have upon the workplace. Arizona law requires employers to provide employees with time off work to vote if there are...

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Jury Duty – It’s the Law

In Arizona, an employer is not required to pay an employee any wages for time spent complying with a jury summons or serving on a jury. However, an employer may not discharge or otherwise penalize an employee for complying with a jury summons or serving on a jury....

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Same-Sex Marriage Adopted Nationally

In a five to four decision, the United States Supreme Court held that (1) the Fourteenth Amendment Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses require states to perform same-sex marriages and (2) the U.S. Constitution requires states to give full recognition to marriages...

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EEOC Electronic Filing System

This month the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) launched a pilot program referred to as the Action Counsel for Transformation to a Digital Charge System (“Act Digital”) taking its first steps toward an all-digital charge system. Currently, 11 of the 53...

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Expanding FMLA Coverage for Same Sex Couples

Effective this week, on March 27, 2015, U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) will begin to enforce its Final Rule expanding the definition of "spouse" under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) to include same sex marriages.  Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s...

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