Medical Marijuana And Your Drug Free Workplace
Arizona's Medical Marijuana Act, (the "Act"), A.R.S. §36-2810, was effective January 1, 2011. Many employers did not know how to incorporate the Act into their existing drug-free workplace policies.
The Act prohibits an employer from discriminating against an employee because he or she is a registered medical marijuana user, but neither the Act nor the ADHS regulations issued to interpret and implement the … Read More
Arizona's Notice of Claim Statute- Jumping Through Hoops When Suing State Government or Its Agencies or Political Subdivisions
By David N. Farren
For 20 years, the State of Arizona, its agencies and political subdivisions have held a secret weapon to thwart claims made against them for everything from breach of employment contracts to gross negligence in providing public services. The Arizona Notice of Claim Statute was enacted in 1994, and it has been a trap for the unwary ever since.
The Notice of Claim Statute lurks behind any claim … Read More
In Arizona, Employers Are Required to Pay Earned Wages to Employees
By Kraig Marton and Jeffrey Silence
When you left your last job, did your former employer pay you everything you were owed? If not, your former employer faces serious consequences under state and federal laws. When an employee quits or is even fired for cause, employers are required to pay their former employee everything they are owed, including wages, commissions, bonuses, and other agreed upon … Read More
Why Every Employer Needs a Social Media Policy
In 2012, most employers are engaging the public with social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. These social media sites can be cost effective ways to generate new business in a world where people spend more time on social media sites than ever. Indeed, social media is no longer an option, it is a necessity. Although social media is great for developing your business, it is not without its pitfalls. … Read More
Answers to Top Business Issues
As a business owner, you are under pressure to either maintain your existing base or expand your business. Increased sales, good employee relations, firm financial footing are all important components to your business' continued success and may take the majority of your time. Critical tasks, such as handling important legal matters may fall by the wayside. Building a strong legal foundation now will potentially … Read More
BYOD Can Be A Four-Letter Word
So your employee wants to use his new iPhone5S to respond to work emails while on vacation. As an employer, you're thrilled. You don't have to pay for the technology (or the data plan), but your employee is now accessible to you and your customers twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. How could this possibly be a bad thing?
Corporate BYOD ("Bring Your Own Device") policies open the door to … Read More