Departing Employee Obligations
Employees who depart their employment do not always think about obligations they may continue to have to their former employer. Former employers do, however, and should never underestimate what a departing employee may or may not understand about such post-employment obligations. There are methods and procedures that can mitigate potential problems for both departing employee and former … Read More
Ten Ways to Prevent Sex Discrimination in the Workplace
The #metoo movement has many employers worried about protecting their employees from discrimination and harassment. Employers often ask what they should be doing to prevent discrimination in the workplace and how best to respond to complaints of discrimination or harassment. By following our 10 best ways to prevent and address discrimination in the workplace,& … Read More
Is Having an Office Romance A Good Idea?
You’re young, embarking on a career and very attracted to a co-worker who flirts with you at your new job. You’re sure the two of you were made for each other and, after all, you’re only human. So, you boost the courage to ask him or her out to lunch, happy hour, or even dinner. You get along great. It’s the best “first date” you’ve ever had. It feels like … Read More
An Easy and Effective Way for Employers to Protect Themselves
Imagine this scenario: Your company is in Arizona and one of your sales representatives goes to work for a competitor. He knows all about your pricing and bidding practices, so he helps your competitor undercut your prices. He then calls all of your customers and offers discounted pricing while telling them about the many flaws in your organization. After successfully soliciting many of your customers, he … Read More
Annual Arizona Employment Lawyers Association Conference
Kraig Marton and Jeff Silence: Speakers at the Annual Arizona Employment Lawyers Association Conference
Kraig Marton and Jeff Silence will speak on "Strategies and Ethical Issues in Employment when the Employees Still Working"
When: February 24, 2018
Where: Phoenix, Arizona
To Register: Registration is open to AzELA Members registration information
What:The Arizona … Read More
Are Arizona Employees Entitled to a Paid Lunch Break?
Many employees believe that they are entitled to a lunch break. However, the answer – and in some cases the law - differs by state. In Arizona, employees are not entitled to a lunch break or even a ten-minute break because neither Arizona law nor the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires employers to provide such breaks.
The FLSA, however, does require employers to pay … Read More
Are You Owed Overtime Wages?
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires covered employers to pay all non-exempt employees the federal minimum wage. It also requires covered employers to pay non-exempt employees 1.5 times their regular rate for any overtime hours, which are defined as any hour worked in excess of 40 hours in a seven-day workweek. The FLSA is complex, and it is not always easy to know whether you may be entitled to a premium … Read More
Arizona Employers Need to Update Employee Handbooks
Employment law changes and evolves. Best practice for employers is to have an experienced employment attorney review and update their employee handbook to be in compliance with labor laws. At a minimum, the following areas need to be addressed to have an up-to-date employee handbook for Arizona employers.
Proposition 203, Arizona Medical Marijuana Act
In November 2010, Arizona voters approved Proposition 203, … Read More
How To Be Happier at Work
Success doesn’t make you happy – happiness makes you successful.
Numerous studies show that employees who are happy and feel respected at work are significantly more productive and less likely to look for new employment. Unfortunately, many employees are not happy at work. They are fearful of management and/or each other. There is no sense of “team.” Many of these unhappy … Read More
Employers Required to Use Revised Form I-9
Effective September 18, 2017, employers must begin using a revised Form I-9, which was released on July 17, 2017. The new form is valid through August 31, 2019. Using an outdated form is a violation of recordkeeping requirements and may result in fines to the employer.
The Form I-9 is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United … Read More