Jaburg Wilk

News/Publications

  • How Much Does a Divorce Cost in Arizona?

    Frequently people ask me, "How much does it cost to get divorced?" My unsatisfying answer: it depends. Typically, the only fixed and required costs of divorce are the court filing fees. However, many people need professional assistance and additional costs may include attorney, consultant, and expert fees, as well as other litigation expenses.

    Attorney Fees

    Before filing for divorce it's a good idea to, at … Read More

  • Jaburg Wilk Names Three New Partners

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (01/10/2020) – Jaburg Wilk named three attorneys – Nichole Wilk, Natalya Ter-Grigoryan and Michelle Ronan - as partners of the firm effective January 1, 2020.

    Nichole Wilk is business transactional law, probate, and commercial litigation attorney. She graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane and has been a practicing attorney since 2009. Nichole has been named a … Read More

    Categories: Business & Corporate, Estate Planning, Family Law, Insurance Litigation, News Release

  • Is Telecommuting a Reasonable Accommodation?

    I get this call pretty frequently. A client wants know whether it should accommodate an employee by allowing the employee to telecommute or work remotely. The answer, in typical attorney fashion, is "it depends." And it does.

    An employer or the employee may suggest telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA. And it may not be a bad idea. But be cautioned. While telecommuting has its benefits, an … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • Being Relentless about Continuous Improvement

    This is part of my firm's culture. We have a fundamental that says: Be a lifetime learner and continually invest in your own education, both formally and informally. Be curious and never stop improving your legal, technical, and personal skills. Embrace change. Look for a better way.

    No matter your role, you are constantly learning and change is constant. You should strive to learn and adapt to and embrace change. … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • Smoker's Need Not Apply: U-Haul's Bold Employment Policy

    Phoenix based U-Haul will no longer hire nicotine users in the 21 states that allow for tobacco use in employment decisions. Partner and employment attorney Alejandro Pérez discusses the legal implications of U-Haul's controversial policy in this interview with Lauren Gilger of KJZZ.

    About the Author: Alejandro Pérez is a partner at the Phoenix law firm of Jaburg Wilk. He assists clients with … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Blog

  • Dear Employer: I’m Recording You!

    More and more, I have noticed employees are recording their employers. Smartphones, along with other technological advances, have made recording or videoing workplace conversations very easy. These recordings can be used in litigation and have the ability to become public-relations nightmares.

    Because of this, employers frequently ask me whether they can implement broad policies prohibiting recording or videoing. … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • The 2020 version of It’s Time for an Annual Checkup for You and, If You Have One, Your Company

    Over the past few years many of you may have read my blog regarding having a checkup for you and, if you have one, your business. This does not involve seeing a doctor, but it does involve all the other professionals in your personal and business life. Since that time, I decided to make this topic an annual tradition. This is based in part on the range of feedback I receive every year.

    Some of you said “ … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • Jaburg Wilk Selected as 2019 Best Places to Work

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (1/2/2020) – The Phoenix Business Journal recently announced their selections for the 2019 Best Places to Work companies. Jaburg Wilk was listed as one of the top ten employers in the small employer category.

    The program recognizes companies with excellent employee morale, high employee engagement and retention. The majority of a company’s employees need to participate in a … Read More

    Categories: News Release

  • A Peacock Walks into the Office

    Emotional support animals seem to be everywhere. We see them on planes, in restaurants, and other businesses. Places that were once off-limits to animals have “gone to the dogs.” What do you do, however, when your employee requests to bring their emotional support animal to work? What does an employer need to do when they receive this request? Understanding the difference between “service animal& … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • Reduce Stress

    Everyone has stress. Many people have more stress than is good or healthy. It can be related to their work or their personal life. This time of year, it also can be related to the holidays, such as dealing with family or the financial burden of gifts or travel. Reducing stress obviously is important.

    How to reduce stress depends on you because what helps lower stress differs person to person. I hike and meditate. … Read More

    Categories: Blog