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  • A Listing Agent's Right to Get Paid

    One of the great things about being a real estate agent is that when a transaction closes, the agent gets paid his or her commission regardless of how much time and effort expended by the agent in connection with the transaction. Commission is usually computed as a percentage of the sales price. The other side of that coin, of course, is that the agent does not get paid anything if the transaction does not close, … Read More

  • Jaburg Wilk Partner Micalann Pepe Elected Vice Chair of Board

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (07/09/2020) Micalann C. Pepe was elected Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Gabriel’s Angels.

    Pepe, an insurance law attorney and partner at Jaburg Wilk, said “Gabriel’s Angels is a wonderful organization. The staff, volunteers, and therapy teams make such a difference in the lives of at-risk children by helping build coping skills, learn respect and build trusting … Read More

    Categories: Employment, News Release

  • Generic.Nope: Supreme Court Deems BOOKING.COM a Distinctive, Registrable Mark

    The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Booking.com B.V., the owner of the hotel-reservation website of the same name, is entitled to register the mark BOOKING.COM with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”). In doing so, the Court rejected the USPTO’s nearly per se rule that adding “.com” to a generic term can never create a distinctive and registrable mark. The Court … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, Article

  • Jaburg Wilk Names Thomas New Partner

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (07/6/2020) – Jaburg Wilk named Alden Thomas as a partner of the firm effective July 1, 2020. 

    Alden’s practice focuses on employment and education law. She assists clients with federal and state compliance issues, discrimination and harassment claims, wage and hour disputes, and COVID issues. In her education law practice, she assists students with residency, tuition and … Read More

    Categories: Employment, News Release

  • Change is Constant

    I have been thinking about change during the last few months as many businesses have had to convert to remote working, and others have lost their jobs or businesses. It caused me to go back to a post I wrote in January 2014, which resonates today (and every day). I have updated it, but it remains truth that change is constant.

    Winners know this. What do I mean? Being able to adjust on the fly is important. In my … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation or Transgender Status is Illegal: Six Actions Employers Should Take Now

    The Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Bostock v. Clayton held an employer who terminates an employee for being gay or transgender violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. This decision expands employee protections under Title VII.

    The Court’s Decision

    Since its passage, Title VII has prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. In the 172-page … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • Reputation Matters

    Reputation takes a lifetime to build and mere seconds to lose. This is why your reputation and the reputation of your business matter in all you do during work hours and outside of those hours. This relates both to an overall picture of what others think and what you do that fits within those general thoughts, or not.

    We all are ambassadors for the companies we work for. No role is bigger or smaller than other … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • Jaburg Wilk Partners to Present at Planned Giving Webinar

    Lisa Paine and Stephanie Fierro are featured speakers at an upcoming webinar “Your Gift Matters – Planned Giving”

    What: Estate planning attorneys, Paine and Fierro, will discuss popular gifting strategies to benefit charities. They will also discuss charitable remainder trusts, donor-advised funds, and other types of asset gifts.

    Where: The webinar will be available after the event by … Read More

    Categories: Estate Planning, Seminars

  • Tips for Employers Who Hear “I’m Afraid to Return to Work”

    As more employers are calling their remote workforces back to the workplace, it is likely they will run into employees who refuse to return to the office and wish to continue teleworking. Employers need to carefully evaluate the requests and follow these tips.

    Understand Why Certain Employees Cannot or Do Not Wish to Return to Work

    Naturally, certain workers may not be able to return to work, and may, or may not, … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • COVID-19 Protocols for Arizona Contractors Will Vary Based on the Construction and Environment Involved

    Due to recent and significantly increased spread of COVID-19, additional COVID-19 protocol guidance will be coming for Arizona contractors. For the time being, the best practices for Arizona contractors include following the most up-to-date OSHA COVID-19 guidelines for the construction industry and adhering to the “Requirements for Businesses” (issued with the Arizona Governor’s executive order … Read More

    Categories: Construction, Article