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  • What Damages Can an Employee Recover in a Lawsuit from an Arizona Employer?

    If an employee or former employee sues, they may be entitled to many different types of damages, which could amount to a substantial amount. However, that is not always the case. The different kinds of damages an employee can win against an Arizona employer depend on the type of claim, and there are many different kinds of claims. An employee may assert they have not been paid earned wages or they may have been … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • What is a Whistleblower?

    Video Transcript:

    Hi, I’m Kraig Marton and I do employment law here in the firm.

    What is a Whistleblower?

    A whistleblower is a person who goes to either the media or to a person in the company who can do something about it, and complains about a violation of law or an unethical practice in an effort to make it stop. The whistleblower then gets a claim if the whistleblower is terminated for blowing the … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • Filing For Divorce: Which State Has Jurisdiction if We Recently Moved?

    Video Transcript:

    Hi, my name is Jason Castle.  I'm a partner at Jaburg & Wilk and my practice area is Family law and criminal defense.

    I Moved From Chicago to Phoenix, Can I File for Divorce in Arizona?

    There are a few questions relating to where to file for divorce. If you just moved here, you’re not going to be able to file for divorce for ninety days. You have to be domiciled in Arizona for … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • What is the Family Drug Court?

    Video Transcript:

    My name is Jason Castle.  I'm a partner at Jaburg & Wilk and my practice area is Family law and criminal defense.

    What is the Family Drug Court?

    The Family Drug Court is a special drug court that is designed to help individuals deal with some of their drug issues and to facilitate them getting to a point where they can get access to their children again. Typically, the court has a … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Overnight Success

    "Overnight success” is a cliché we all are familiar with. But in the real world most overnight successes have put in their time and you don’t even realize it. For instance, most people look at the Beatles as an overnight success. Actually their rise to the top took approximately five years, thousands of hours of practice and hundreds of live performances. To think they didn’t put in the … Read More

  • Be On Time

    Be on time. Yes, it is that simple. Everyone's time is valuable. We all have one more thing we can do before walking down the hall for that scheduled meeting or leaving to make it on time to that lunch meeting. What this really boils down to is that we all need to honor our commitments.  

    When you show up late you are saying "what I was doing is more important than being on time for you." If it is worth … Read More

    Categories: Business & Corporate, Blog

  • What to do When an Employer Fails to Pay Earned Wages

    Video Transcript:

    Hi, my name is Jeff Silence.  I'm an associate at Jaburg & Wilk and I primarily do employment law.

    What Should I do if My Employer Failed to Pay me Wages?

    You have two options at this point. First you could file a complaint with the Arizona Labor Department. They have the power to investigate these kinds of claims and order your employer to pay you the money they should have paid you. … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • Is it Illegal for Arizona Employers to Discriminate Against Transgender or Gay Employees?

    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VII") and the Arizona Civil Rights Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees because of their gender. While neither law expressly prohibits discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation, the United States Supreme Court has held that Title VII prohibits discrimination based on sexual stereotyping. A gender stereotype is defined as … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • What Does “At-Will” Employment Mean?

    Most Arizona employers are aware that Arizona is an “at-will” employment state.  However, many do not understand what that means. In short, it means that an employee can be terminated for any reason or no reason, except a list of "unlawful" reasons. Before identifying the list of the most common unlawful reasons to terminate an “at-will& … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • What is a Hostile Work Environment?

    Video Transcript:

    Hi, my name is Jeff Silence.  I'm an associate at Jaburg & Wilk and I primarily do employment law.

    What is a Hostile Work Environment?

    It's a legal term of art that we use in employment law.  What it means is that an employee is being subjected to discriminatory treatment and that the terms of their working conditions are being altered, usually by their supervisor or co-employee. … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article