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  • The Death of the Individual Independent Contractor: A Growing Trend Points to an Uncertain Future

    It should come as no surprise that the workplace environment is rapidly changing. In the past, many industries have routinely hired temporary or part time workers and called them independent contractors.  After all, it is a lot easier and saves money.  But those days may be changing.  Changes in policy and stepped up enforcement now make it highly risky for any employer to classify any individual … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • Have Fun, That is an Order!

    "Have fun, it won’t hurt, I promise." - C. Cole Crabtree

    We all know you can’t force someone to have fun at work.  “And having fun at work isn’t always appropriate, and it certainly doesn’t jive with everyone’s work style.  But what you can do is give employees the chance to learn how to have fun effectively.” -Shana Lebowitz,  My Office is Awesome: Why … Read More

    Categories: Other

  • Stretching Copyright Law Too Far: A Sequence of Yoga Poses Are Not Copyrightable

    A recent case decided by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which is the federal appellate court for Arizona and California, has made a predictable determination that a sequence of yoga moves cannot be protected as intellectual property.   

    Earlier this month, the Ninth Circuit ruled that a series of yoga poses and breathing exercises are not entitled to copyright protection. The case, Bikram … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, Article

  • Jaburg Wilk is Partnering with Apple Inc. to Present Tips on Building Your Own BYOD Program in the Workplace

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (October. 21, 2015) – Jaburg Wilk attorneys Neal Bookspan and Laura Rogal will be presenting a free seminar on the importance of implementing a ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) Program in the workplace at the Apple Store, Biltmore (2502 E. Camelback Rd) on Wednesday, October 28th from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. 

    Attendees will learn how to establish a BYOD policy, security and device … Read More

    Categories: Business & Corporate, Employment, Intellectual Property, News Release

  • Are You Really Divorced? Lamar Odom’s Life Placed in Khloe Kardashian’s Hands

    By Jason Castle

    Lamar Odom, an NBA basketball star was recently discovered in a Nevada brothel unconscious and in critical condition. He was rushed to the hospital whereby a number of drugs were discovered in his system and he was being held in ICU. Lamar was married to Khloe Kardashian, but thought he was divorced in July, which was not accurate and why it mattered.

    For background purposes, Khloe filed for … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Legal Options for Defending Your Online Reputation

    Warren Buffett once said, "It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it".  That was said before the Internet era.  Today a defamatory tweet, blog post or Facebook posting can tarnish a reputation that you've carefully built over your career.  When you or your company have been defamed online, there are legal options available to help remedy the situation.  Phoenix … Read More

    Categories: Defamation

  • Why You Need to Learn About BYOD

    Some of you may be saying to yourselves, “What is BYOD and why do I need to learn about it?” The answer is because it is 2015 and each of us is carrying around a computer in the form of a phone in our pocket or purse, not to mention all of the iPads, Surfaces, laptops, etc. So what exactly is BYOD?

    BYOD is the acronym for “bring your own device”, which refers to employees who bring their own … Read More

    Categories: Internet and Technology

  • Monkeying with Copyrights: Who Owns the Monkey Selfies? A Lesson in Copyright Ownership

    By Maria Crimi Speth & Aaron K. Haar

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recently filed a copyright infringement lawsuit on behalf of a crested macaque monkey, who famously snapped a smiling selfie of himself using wildlife photographer David Slater's camera. The lawsuit alleges that the monkey, named Naruto, owns the rights to the selfies and that Slater is infringing on those rights by … Read More

  • You Must Take Action to Expand Your Network and Control Your Destiny

    So my question to you is are you green and growing or ripe and rotting? No, you are not a vegetable or a piece of fruit, but you either are taking action to improve yourself and your business or you are not. The difference is like that between talk and action. Knowing what to do and doing it are not the same. 

    You also need to think about whether whatever your doing is achieving your desired results. If not, … Read More

    Categories: Other

  • Expert Witnesses: Who Needs ’Em?

    By Matt Anderson, Esq.

    Clients often ask whether retaining an expert witness is necessary in their case.  And they are wise to ask, because experts are a critical part of many cases, but not all. As attorneys, we often retain an expert "because we can" or "because that's how we always litigate this type of case."  But often we fail to ask ourselves the only question that matters: will … Read More

    Categories: Litigation, Article