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Baseball and newspapers are cruel

Posted by   /  May 17, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Employment Law, Media and Entertainment, Sports  /  No Comments

The days of the Gold Watch are over Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Veteran journalists and star baseball players are striking out at the workplace. On Dec. 8, 2009, the Arizona Diamondbacks sent pitcher Max Scherzer to the Detroit Tigers as part of a three-team trade with the New York Yankees. Arizona acquired pitchers Ian […]

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Uber will no longer force victims of sexual assault into arbitration

Posted by   /  May 16, 2018  /  Employment Law, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Sara Ashley O’Brien | CNN Uber says it is taking steps to help reduce the culture of silence around sexual violence on its platform in the wake of a CNN investigation into sexual assaults and abuse by Uber drivers. Lyft follows Uber, removes mandatory sexual assault arbitration The rideshare company said Tuesday it will […]

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Employers are monitoring computers, toilet breaks – even emotions. Is your boss watching you?

Posted by   /  May 14, 2018  /  Employment Law  /  No Comments

From microchip implants to wristband trackers and sensors that can detect fatigue and depression, new technology is enabling employers to watch staff in more and more intrusive ways. How worried should we be? By Emine Saner | The Guardian ast year an American company microchipped dozens of its workers. In a “chip party” that made […]

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Rio Salado College vice president to resign amid allegations of sexual touching, harassment

Posted by   /  May 5, 2018  /  Education, Employment Law  /  No Comments

By Anne Ryman | The Republic A senior manager at Rio Salado College is resigning after an investigative report concluded that he touched female employees’ breasts and buttocks, stared at them inappropriately and made sexually suggestive comments. The report by the Maricopa County Community College District, obtained by The Arizona Republicunder the Arizona Public Records […]

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Phoenix not a city with many foreign worker approvals

Posted by   /  April 4, 2018  /  Economy, Employment Law  /  No Comments

Pew Research Center Demand for the high-skilled worker visas has boomed in recent years, and the H-1B program is now the primary way employers in the U.S. hire high-skilled foreign workers. The program could shrink under the Trump administration, which has recently placed stricter requirements on applications. Nationwide, foreign workers approved for H-1B visas earned […]

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Bill would force jobless to take any job paying more than unemployment benefits

Posted by   /  March 19, 2018  /  Employment Law  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Sun State lawmakers are moving to force people getting unemployment insurance checks back to work by changing the law about what jobs they have to take — or forego the payments. Under current law, someone collecting benefits must accept “suitable” work. But the Department of […]

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Attorney: Council’s handling of Flagstaff city manager’s resignation made it involuntary

Posted by   /  March 13, 2018  /  Employment Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Arizona Daily Sun Gary Verburg, an independent lawyer who was hired by the city of Flagstaff to handle issues regarding City Manager’s Josh Copley’s resignation, said in an email that when the council opted to release Copley from his duties three months before the May date in his letter, his resignation was no longer voluntary, […]

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It’s tough to get blacklisted for state jobs

Posted by   /  March 2, 2018  /  Employment Law  /  No Comments

By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times It takes a whole lot to end up on the state’s list of people who won’t be considered for jobs. In fact, the state’s employment blacklist only includes four people, two of who stole money from state coffers. The sparsely used list, officially dubbed the “disqualification from consideration […]

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House Speaker wants voters to revisit Prop 206 to level field between employers, workers

Posted by   /  February 25, 2018  /  Employment Law  /  No Comments

Measure would change language, help businesses in court By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via The Daily Courier State lawmakers are moving to make it harder for workers to claim retaliation if they are fired in the wake of claiming they were denied wages or legally entitled time off. On a 35-25 party-line vote, […]

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Institute says automation may wipe out 1/3 of America’s workforce by 2030

Posted by   /  November 29, 2017  /  Economy, Employment Law  /  No Comments

By Steve LeVine | Axios In a new study that is optimistic about automation yet stark in its appraisal of the challenge ahead, McKinsey says massive government intervention will be required to hold societies together against the ravages of labor disruption over the next 13 years. Up to 800 million people—including a third of the […]

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