Jaburg Wilk

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  • Be On Time

    Be on time. Yes, it is that simple. Everyone's time is valuable. We all have one more thing we can do before walking down the hall for that scheduled meeting or leaving to make it on time to that lunch meeting. What this really boils down to is that we all need to honor our commitments.  

    When you show up late you are saying "what I was doing is more important than being on time for you." If it is worth … Read More

    Categories: Business & Corporate, Blog

  • What to do When an Employer Fails to Pay Earned Wages

    Video Transcript:

    Hi, my name is Jeff Silence.  I'm an associate at Jaburg & Wilk and I primarily do employment law.

    What Should I do if My Employer Failed to Pay me Wages?

    You have two options at this point. First you could file a complaint with the Arizona Labor Department. They have the power to investigate these kinds of claims and order your employer to pay you the money they should have paid you. … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • Is it Illegal for Arizona Employers to Discriminate Against Transgender or Gay Employees?

    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VII") and the Arizona Civil Rights Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees because of their gender. While neither law expressly prohibits discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation, the United States Supreme Court has held that Title VII prohibits discrimination based on sexual stereotyping. A gender stereotype is defined as … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • What Does “At-Will” Employment Mean?

    Most Arizona employers are aware that Arizona is an “at-will” employment state.  However, many do not understand what that means. In short, it means that an employee can be terminated for any reason or no reason, except a list of "unlawful" reasons. Before identifying the list of the most common unlawful reasons to terminate an “at-will& … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • What is a Hostile Work Environment?

    Video Transcript:

    Hi, my name is Jeff Silence.  I'm an associate at Jaburg & Wilk and I primarily do employment law.

    What is a Hostile Work Environment?

    It's a legal term of art that we use in employment law.  What it means is that an employee is being subjected to discriminatory treatment and that the terms of their working conditions are being altered, usually by their supervisor or co-employee. … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • Update: Are There Fiduciary Duties between Members in an Arizona LLC?

    A few years ago I wrote an article named Are There Fiduciary Duties between Members in an Arizona LLC? At the time, there were no published decisions in Arizona on this issue.  However, a bankruptcy judge had dismissed my client's claim for breach of fiduciary duty against a fellow member in an LLC because (1) she found the Arizona LLC statutes were silent on … Read More

    Categories: Business & Corporate, Article

  • You're Fired: Warning Signs to Watch for that Signal You Might be Terminated

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    Hi, my name is Kraig Marton.  I'm the head of the employment law section at our firm.  As such I represent both employees and small to mid-size employers in all kinds of employment matters.

    Warning Signs to Watch for That Signal You Might be Terminated

    When an employee has been working at a company, I sometimes see them come in one day and get fired and it's a complete surprise.  … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Blog

  • Who is Your Customer or Client?

    Of course the answer to this question is dependent on what you do, but if you don't start by answering this question you will miss out on opportunities. The answer, based on your line of work, may be a type or category of businesses or categories or people. 

    Some sales people think the answer is anyone and everyone, but it isn't. On the surface, if you are in pharmaceutical sales it is doctors or medical … Read More

    Categories: Business & Corporate, Blog

  • Current Alternatives to Reunification Therapy

    Divorces are traumatic to children. During or after a divorce, a child may reject one of their parents by resisting or refusing to engage with that parent. Upon request, Arizona family law judges may appoint a mental health professional to act as a therapeutic interventionist (TI) to reconstruct the relationship or may direct an alternative process such as an intensive reunification programs (IRP) which includes … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Publication