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  • Opt Out of the AZ Family Law Court System

    People seeking to be divorced or to resolve other problems in the Family Law Division of the Maricopa County Superior Court in the State of Arizona can find themselves trapped in a system that is not well suited to meet their needs. Despite the best efforts of well-intentioned judicial officers and administrators the fundamental problem is that there are simply too many cases and insufficient resources. In 2015 … Read More

  • Does Your Company Need a Written Social Media Policy?

    Video Transcript:

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

    Should an Employer Have a Written Social Media Policy?

    Absolutely.  Companies should have a social media policy that provides guidelines to the employees about what can and can't be done and what can and can't be said.  Now I also suggest that employers currently check with their counsel because that is in such a … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • Right to Sue Letter From the EEOC, Now What?

    By Kraig J. Marton and Jeffrey A. Silence  

    A Right to Sue Letter was issued from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) or the Arizona Civil Rights Division (“ACRD”), and you are not sure what to do next.  Here are some things to consider. 

    1. All Is Not Lost

    A Right to Sue letter is issued when the agency cannot determine whether the employer … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • What Makes Someone an Expert Witness?

    Video Transcript:

    Hi, my name is Matt Anderson. I'm an attorney at Jaburg Wilk and I devote my practice to a general civil litigation defense practice.

    What Makes Someone an Expert Witness in the Eyes of the Law?

    Arizona follows the Federal Rules of Evidence in this regard and so the general rule is that an expert can be qualified to offer expert opinions through knowledge, education, background, training and … Read More

  • What Can I Do if My Employer Has Not Paid My Wages?

    Question: My employer has not paid my wages.  What can I do?

    Answer: In Arizona, if you are terminated from your position, your employer must pay your wages within seven days of your last working day or the next payday, whichever is sooner.

    However, if you voluntarily quit your job, your employer may pay you on your next regularly scheduled payday.  

    If you have not been timely paid, you … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Blog

  • Child Support: Who Pays the Travel Costs

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    Do I Have to Pay Travel Costs for my Children to See Me?

    Do I have to pay travel costs for my children to see me or their other parent? The cost of traveling comes up more frequently now than I previously remember it did.  This becomes a big consideration as you start talking about airline flights and the cost of transportation. The court is not required to study transportation costs; … Read More

  • How the Affordable Care Act Impacts COBRA

    Video Transcript:

    Hi, my name is Kraig Marton.  I'm the head of the employment law section at our firm.  As such I represent both employees and small to mid-size employers in all kinds of employment matters.

    How has the Affordable Care Act influenced or changed COBRA coverage?

    COBRA is a federal statute that gives employees certain rights and it has not really changed under the Act but, as a practical … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Healthcare, Article

  • Can You Move with Your Children if you Have Sole Custody?

    Video Transcript:

    This is a yes and no answer. Yes, you can move but there are some restrictions. For example, if you're moving more than 100 miles, you need to notify the other parent in writing at least sixty days in advance and the parent that's not moving needs to file an objection to prevent your move within thirty days. Assuming they don't object; then yes you can move. Now under certain circumstances you … Read More

  • Patience - Think Before Speaking

    Just because the thought comes into your head does not mean it should come out of your mouth. In many situations, it matters what you say next. When that is the case, you must think before saying anything. This does not mean uncomfortable, long silences before responding. Instead, it means you need to plan for important conversations, negotiations or presentations, and to think on your feet. 

    This can be … Read More