Jaburg Wilk

News/Publications

  • 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

    Categories: Employment, Blog

  • 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 Using an outdated form is a violation of recordkeeping requirements and may result in fines to the employer.

    Form I-9

    The Form I-9 is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • Guidelines to Assist an Insurer’s Analysis of Whether a Court Will Find an Implied Waiver of the Attorney Client Privilege in Arizona Bad Faith Cases

    Because Arizona cases touching on this issue are copious, confusing, and complex, we note the following guidelines—though sometimes conflicting—have emerged from Lee and its progeny and will assist an Insurer’s analysis of whether a court will find an implied waiver of the Privilege:

    1.    The mental state of an Insurer must be an issue to impliedly waive the privilege.[1] … Read More

  • Don’t Let Your Communication be an Illusion, Communicate to be Understood!

    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, Blog

  • What Happens If a Litigant Beats Multiple Offers of Judgment in Arizona?

    In Orosco v. Maricopa County Special Health Care District, (2017 WL 469690) (Ariz. App. February 2, 2017), a medical malpractice case in which the jury’s $4.25 million verdict exceeded two offers of judgment made by plaintiffs, the Arizona Court of Appeals held “a subsequent offer of judgment does not extinguish the effect of an offeree’s failure to accept a prior offer when the judgment is … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Blog

  • Live in Today with an Eye for Tomorrow

    Life is long. You will work for a long time. There is no winning instantly. Success takes time. What you do each day matters for your future. The big picture makes living for today essential, which means having a plan and working it. By doing so you really are playing for the future, and for your first taste of, or your continuing, success.

    The person you do a favor for today will help you tomorrow. The client … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • Be Informed

    Everywhere I look these days people are arguing. At least it feels that way. About politics.  About the environment. About issues big and small.

    I have written before about how important it is to be an active listener. When I listen I hear a lot of people simply parroting what others say without any independent thought. Or worse, they are speaking about something they clearly have no idea about.

    I … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • Recent Arizona Appeals Court Ruling Clarifies Child Support Guideline Deviations

    On June 15, 2017, the Arizona Court of Appeals (Division One) delivered its decision in Nia v. Nia (Nia v. Nia – 1 CA-CV 16-0380 FC).   The Nia decision affirmed the decision of Judge Stephen Hopkins and serves to clarify various aspects of Arizona law regarding modification of child support including the legal consequence of a previously … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Blog

  • Are You All In?

    We all know the saying “You are either all in or all out.” The meaning of this phrase is obvious, but when you think about it, it applies to all situations in business  or your personal life.  

    In your personal life, if you spend your time with your kids or significant other connected to a device, email, etc. they will know they don’t have your full attention, which means you are … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • Don’t be Afraid of Failure: Get Out of Your Bubble and be Your Best Self

    Without failure you will not succeed to the level you otherwise have the ability to reach. Wayne Gretzky said “You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take." How true. People are seriously afraid to fail. People are seriously afraid to have someone tell them the failed. Or were wrong. People simply are afraid of criticism, even when it is construction criticism. 

    & … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog