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Supreme Court case is binding on sex discrimination in the workplace, AG says

Posted by   /  June 23, 2020  /  Courts/Law, Employment Law  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services Attorney General Mark Brnovich is going to begin enforcing Arizona’s civil rights laws against private employers who discriminate based on someone’s sexual orientation. In a new court filing, Brnovich said that he now considers last week’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court to be binding in all cases […]

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Strategies for managing political discussions in the workplace

Posted by   /  June 15, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Employment Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Ali Vetnar | KTAR    Tensions are running high amid the current political climate and talking about politics at work with the wrong approach could make it even worse. Arizona’s Employers Council President Karen Stafford believes that if a workplace discussion turns political, its best to try and avoid potentially strenuous situations. “It helps too […]

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COVID Employment Job Training

Posted by   /  June 4, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Employment Law, Featured News  /  No Comments

By Rose Law Group Attorney Shruti Gurudanti and Rose Law Group Law Clerk Christina Ribble Crisis after crises, but Arizona is rapidly evolving to meet the moment. Now, in response to the economic consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak, Arizona created a financial program designed to support employers and help rebuild and energize the State’s economy. […]

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GOP lawmakers quash Dems effort to boost jobless benefits

Posted by   /  May 23, 2020  /  2020 Legislature, Employment Law  /  No Comments

GOP lawmakers also blocked a vote on a proposal to allow people to get unemployment payments if they leave their jobs due to unsafe working conditions. By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Arizona’s jobless rate spiked last month to 12.6%, a figure that may be a record. And it’s certain […]

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Jobless benefits expand next month, but is it too little, too late?

Posted by   /  April 29, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Employment Law  /  No Comments

Illustration by iStock / Getty Images Plus By MacKinley Lutes-Adlhoch | Cronkite News  Arizona unemployment benefits will expand next month to cover workers who are not now eligible, to last longer than before and to pay more in weekly benefits to some jobless workers. But economists and advocates say that while the change is welcome […]

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Prosecutor Juan Martinez appeals termination, saying effort is ‘a vendetta against him’

Posted by   /  April 21, 2020  /  Courts/Law, Employment Law  /  No Comments

By Lauren Castle | Arizona Republic  Juan Martinez is the target of an office vendetta, with the Maricopa County attorney’s chief deputy leading an effort to discipline Martinez twice for the same conduct, according to an appeal filed by his attorney.  The high-profile prosecutor is challenging the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office decision to fire him […]

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Coronavirus and the new workplace: Your rights, your responsibilities.

Posted by   /  March 26, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Employment Law  /  No Comments

By Rachel Feintzeig | Wall Street Journal The rules, norms—and fears—governing the workplace are changing as fast as the Covid-19 outbreak appears to be spreading. After The Wall Street Journal’s recent article dissecting what bosses can and can’t make you do in light of the coronavirus pandemic, more questions poured in from readers trying to navigate the […]

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David McDowell, Rose Law Group partner and litigation department director explains what the new family leave law does — and doesn’t — do.

Posted by   /  March 26, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Economy, Employment Law, Real Estate  /  No Comments

National Association of Home Builders The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced today its first round of published guidance to provide information to employers and employees about how each will be able to take advantage of the protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) when it takes effect on April 1. The […]

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Arizona tax deadline extended; unemployment guidelines expanded

Posted by   /  March 22, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Employment Law  /  No Comments

KTAR Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced Friday night that he has signed action that will change unemployment guidelines and extend the deadline to file state taxes. The deadline for 2019 taxes will now be July 15 instead of April 15, the same change for federal tax returns that Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced Friday. Unemployment […]

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REGIONAL NEWS: Help wanted: Utah is facing a major worker shortage, report says

Posted by   /  January 15, 2020  /  Employment Law, Regional News  /  No Comments

By Jasen Lee | KSL  SALT LAKE CITY — Utah has more jobs available than it has people to fill them. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce reported this week there are fewer than three workers for every four jobs in the Beehive State, the fifth-lowest ratio of job seekers to open positions in the United […]

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