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  • Can I sell my house while my divorce is pending?

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    Can I sell my house while the divorce is pending?

    If the other party agrees, then yes, you can. However, if they are not in agreement you cannot. It’s important that everyone reads and understands the document filed with the court. Specifically, the preliminary injunctions that are filed with the initial petition for dissolution of marriage. Often the petitioner (the person filing) … Read More

  • Time for an annual "checkup" for you and your company

    By Neal Bookspan

    Last year, many of you probably read my business law blog regarding having a checkup for you and your business. This does not involve the 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 received last year.

    Some of you said "What a great … Read More

    Categories: Other

  • Jaburg Wilk delivers truckload of winter items for dogs and cats

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (Dec. 21, 2015) – During the month of December, Jaburg Wilk held a drive for HALO Animal Rescue and the Arizona Humane Society. 

    Jaburg Wilk employees were asked to bring in gently used items that could help dogs and cats stay warm during the winter.  The bed of a full size pick-up truck was filled with blankets, dog beds, towels and toys and they were delivered to Halo Animal Rescue … Read More

    Categories: News Release

  • Do What You Say You’re Going to Do

    By Leslie Rakestraw

    #7 Honor Commitments. Do what you say you’re going to do, when you say you’re going to do it. If a commitment can’t be fulfilled, notify others early and agree upon a new commitment to be honored.

    I chose this principle because my life used to be completely out of balance on this. Of course I showed up for depositions, court hearings and office meetings. How can you be in … Read More

    Categories: Other

  • Disability Discrimination in the Workplace

    The Americans with Disabilities Act, as Amended ("ADA"), and the Arizona Civil Rights Act ("ACRA") require employers with 15 or more employees to provide "reasonable accommodations" to employees with a qualifying "disability." The ADA and ACRA define a "disability" as any physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of a person's major life activities. Common examples of major life … Read More

  • The Department of Labor Takes a Stance in Employee Misclassification Cases

    In a recent article, I warned all employers that government agencies are out to bust them for misclassifying their employees as independent contractors. The prior article discussed the efforts made by the United States Department of Labor (DOL) in partnership with a number of states, including Arizona, to step up the enforcement of laws pertaining to properly classifying employees as employees, rather than … Read More

  • Don't Let Your Communication be an Illusion

    Communication is a singular important matter in all contacts between people. But it does not always happen in a way leading to understanding on the same level between the participants in the conversation.  This is highlighted by a quote that I like:

    "The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place" - George Bernard Shaw

    Do the people you communicate with understand what … Read More

    Categories: Other

  • Listening is More than Simply Not Speaking

    Listening is more than simply "not speaking." Give others your undivided attention.  Set aside your own judgments and preconceived notions. Listen with focus. Most importantly, listen to understand. 

    Since we are entering into the swing of holiday parties and are all sure to engage in conversations with acquaintances new and old, I thought it was a wonderful time to refresh my recollection, as well as … Read More

    Categories: Other