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Fired Senate staffer who won $1M verdict wants job back

Posted by   /  August 15, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Employment Law  /  No Comments

Talonya Adams By Julia Shumway | Arizona Capitol Times The former Democratic staffer who won a $1 million discrimination verdict against the Arizona Senate in July wants her job back,  but she questioned in court Wednesday whether it will be a welcoming work environment. Talonya Adams, a black attorney who worked as a policy adviser for […]

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Firefighter cancer claim sparks dispute between Glendale, senator

Posted by   /  August 15, 2019  /  Employment Law, Health Care  /  No Comments

Glendale firefighters. /Photo via Facebook By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | Arizona Mirror UPDATE: Court gives Goodyear firefighter with cancer 2nd chance to get workers’ compensation Kevin Thompson exudes optimism, even when talking about the harsh reality of his cancer diagnosis.  “I’m fairly certain heaven is going to be awesome,” he says with a chuckle, “but I don’t […]

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Three years of misery inside Google, the happiest company in tech

Posted by   /  August 13, 2019  /  Employment Law, Featured News, Media and Entertainment, Technology  /  No Comments

About a thousand Google employees protest outside the company’s headquarters on January 30, 2017, decrying President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on all visitors from seven predominantly Muslim countries./Jason Henry/The New York Times By Nitasha Tiku | Wired On a bright Monday in January 2017, at 2:30 in the afternoon, about a thousand Google employees—horrified, alarmed, […]

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Lawsuit alleges state withheld overtime pay from hundreds of workers

Posted by   /  August 2, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Employment Law  /  No Comments

By Jeremy Duda | The Mirror A state employee is looking to head up a class action lawsuit over what she alleges are unpaid overtime wages for her and perhaps several hundred other state workers who help provide services to people with developmental disabilities. Kimberly Spitler, who has worked as a case manager in the […]

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Texting on the job: David McDowell, Rose Law Group partner and litigation department director, explains what employers can do to limit vicarious liability

Posted by   /  July 26, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Employment Law  /  No Comments

By David McDowell, Rose Law Group partner and director of Litigation Department Currently in Arizona only a handful of municipalizes ban texting or reading/sending electronic messages while driving but in January 2021 it becomes illegal to operate a cellular telephone while driving without a hands-free device. The ban includes writing, sending, or reading any text-based communication or […]

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Are you being paid for texts and emails? David McDowell, Rose Law Group partner and Litigation Department director provides answer in ‘Mediastars Worldwide’

Posted by   /  July 12, 2019  /  Employment Law  /  No Comments

Mediastars Worldwide By David McDowell, Rose Law Group partner and director of Litigation Department | Mediastars Worldwide Its no secret that working in broadcasting requires more than just producing, writing, shooting or presenting a story on-air. Are you being compensated for everything you’re expected to do? Technology has made the world a very small place AND […]

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Utah is ready to let thousands more employees work from home. But that doesn’t mean they can spend all day in their pajamas.

Posted by   /  July 9, 2019  /  Employment Law, Regional News  /  No Comments

By Bethany Rodgers | Salt Lake City Tribune The stereotype about working from home is that it’s a golden opportunity for employees to binge on Netflix without ever changing out of their pajamas, Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox said. Yet quite the reverse was true in a recent state pilot project, he told reporters Monday, revealing […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] California Assembly moves on Uber, Lyft driver’s employment status

Posted by   /  June 3, 2019  /  Employment Law, Transportation  /  No Comments

A driver with the Lyft and Uber decals on his vehicle cruises Hollywood, California./Frederic J. Brown / AFP/Getty Images For Uber and Lyft drivers, among others, the law would mean a bevy of legal rights and protections, including better pay, benefits and the ability to unionize. By Cyrus Farivar | NBC News California’s lawmakers on […]

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Bringing about national togetherness with a simple kiss

Posted by   /  March 24, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Economy, Employment Law, Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer As politicians decry the polarization that is the current state of the nation, I wondered what I — one person — could do to better understand the divisions in our thinking and take action to narrow the differences that plague the American citizenry. I came up with this list […]

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State Bar: Top Maricopa County prosecutor leaked secret information, lied, sexually harassed underlings

Posted by   /  March 5, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Employment Law  /  No Comments

  By Jim Small |Arizona Mirror The State Bar of Arizona has filed a formal complaint against star Maricopa County prosecutor Juan Martinez, alleging that he leaked confidential information during the murder trial of Jodi Arias, lied to Bar investigators and frequently sexually harassed women employees in the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. His harassment of […]

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