What Arizona Employees Need to Know Who Are Being Sexually Harassed at Work
While it seems evident that no employer would want an environment where employees are not respected, valued, and protected from being sexually harassed, it still happens. If you work for an Arizona employer, and you are being sexually harassed at work, there are steps that you can, and should, take.
First, Report It
The first thing to do - and the most important step - is to report the harassment to HR and … Read More
A Cautionary Tale: Why Out-of-State Students Need a Plan Before Applying for In-State Tuition at Arizona Public Universities
It’s unfortunately a fairly common story: two students move to Arizona from another state to attend a public university with hopes of ultimately paying in-state tuition. Both students have similar backgrounds, graduated from the same high school and may even have extended family in Arizona. They each pay out-of-state tuition and apply for a change in their residency status after residing in Arizona for a … Read More
Zoom University: How Distance Learning May Impact Out-of-State Students’ Abilities to Claim In-State Tuition at Arizona Universities
According to UNESCO, concerns related to COVID-19 led to school closures that impacted nearly 80% of the world’s student population. School closures led many universities to move away from in-person learning towards remote instruction via Zoom and other online platforms. Additionally, in the height of the pandemic, many Arizona universities closed their dorms, which forced students to find other living … Read More
The Feds Are Going After Non-Compete Covenants
On July 7, 2021, President Biden announced that he intends to sign an executive order targeting employer-employee non-compete covenants (agreements) nationwide through the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC investigates and enforces a variety of antitrust and consumer protection laws governing unfair or deceptive acts or practices it deems to be unfair or deceptive. Those laws extend to the acts or practices … Read More
Seven Important Considerations for Arizona Employees Who Blow the Whistle on Their Employer
A whistleblower is a term used in employment law for any employee who raises concerns about unlawful conduct. Arizona has a comprehensive whistleblower law that protects whistleblowers.
This law makes it unlawful for an Arizona employer to terminate an employee who blows the whistle. There are, however, several things to consider before blowing the whistle.
1. Blow the Whistle to an Appropriate Member of … Read More
Stopping Online Infringement
Substantively, copyright protection is the same in the digital world and on the internet as in traditional form. The only practical difference is the likelihood that the copyright will be infringed. Works available in cyber space are far more likely to be the subject of unauthorized copying. This may be the result of people's misconception about copyright protection over online works, it may be because the online … Read More
Royalty-Free and Open License Works
If you want to use photographs, graphics, or other content without paying a fee or by paying a one-time fee rather than an ongoing royalty, it is important that you understand the law to avoid subjecting yourself or your business to a copyright infringement claim. Common forms of royalty-free works are clip art, templates, and works licensed under Creative Commons.
Clip Art and Templates
Clip art and templates … Read More
When Can I Use Content Without Permission?
If you want to use content that you did not create, it is helpful to know whether that content is copyright-protected or whether you can use it without permission. Whether the content is text, drawings, graphics, photographs, or sound recordings, the rule is always that if it is in the public domain, you can use it freely and without permission. Public domain is often misunderstood though. Just because something … Read More
What Do I Do If My Copyrights Are Being Infringed?
If someone has copied or reproduced your book, article, blog, artwork, photograph or other copyright-protected works without your permission, you have several options. Before using any of these options, be sure that you actually own the copyrights to the content that you are reporting. Falsely reporting copyright infringement can be a violation of federal law that can subject you to a claim for damages, including … Read More
Mediate, Not Litigate
Your client just received a demand letter, or conversely your client wants to file a lawsuit against an adverse party. Often, the best time to resolve disputes is before the parties engage in litigation. Whether representing a plaintiff or a defendant, the benefits of participating in pre-litigation mediation are abundant. There are five key reasons why attorneys should urge clients, and opposing counsel, to … Read More