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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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Let’s discuss gender harassment

Posted by   /  November 26, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Employment Law, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior reporter/writer All this sexual harassment news of late got me to playing the tape back on my 45 years in the workforce, most of them in the media. I asked myself if I thought I had ever sexually harassed someone. No. But that’s not the purpose of this writing. I […]

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ASU evaluating Charlie Rose’s reception of Cronkite award after sexual misconduct allegations

Posted by   /  November 21, 2017  /  Employment Law, Featured News, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Kimberly Rapanut | State Press University officials are evaluating longtime television host Charlie Rose’s reception of the 2015 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism amid allegations of sexual harassment. “The reports about Charlie Rose made public this evening are deeply troubling. Effective immediately, his show is off the Arizona PBS airwaves, and will […]

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Arizona Coyotes accused of not properly paying employees, union busting in NLRB complaints

Posted by   /  November 16, 2017  /  Employment Law, Sports  /  No Comments

By Craig Harris | The Republic The National Labor Relations Board launched two investigations into the Arizona Coyotes during the past 13 months, probing allegations that the National Hockey League team spied on staff, engaged in union busting and fired two employees who raised concerns about pay, federal records say. The financially struggling franchise reached […]

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Anonymous postings in Arizona case unmasked by court

Posted by   /  November 10, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Employment Law, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Sun Those comments you post online about your employer — and others — may not be as anonymous as you thought. The Website Glassdoor.com went to court to block federal prosecutors from demanding that it surrender the names of people who had written about their […]

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