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  • DOL Changes Overtime Rules

    New FSLA Overtime Rules

    The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced that there will be significant changes to its overtime rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 ("FLSA"). These new rules are expected to affect over 4.2 million employees and will become effective December 1, 2016. Before we discuss the changes, let's take a step back and discuss the current rules, many of which will remain in effect … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • How is the Custody of Pets Determined in a Divorce?

    Video Transcript:

    For the most part while pets are often members of the family just like children and for some are children, they are not.  They are property and so they are divided just like any other property is. However, there are differences in judges and judges feel differently about this issue. In fact recently I was at a 'meet the judges' meeting of the Maricopa County Bar Association  and one of … Read More

  • Can I Force My Spouse to Give Back the Ring?

    Video Transcript:

    Yes you can. However, you aren’t going to be very successful. Unfortunately, when you give a wedding ring it is a gift. There are cases that will talk about a conditional gift. If you have tied the knot, and you both have complied with your agreement then she gets to keep the ring. However, if you give the ring and you don’t get married there are cases that say that the condition of … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Work/Life Balance is Too Important

    Don't Be a Workoholic

    Are you the workaholic each of us knows? You know the one. Checking email from the time waking up to checking their phone when they are at lunch with you (rude, by the way) to checking it up until they go to sleep. Every social opportunity is really a networking opportunity with people they probably would not socialize with. Conversations relate to business, money, etc. You are not sure what … Read More

  • Corrective Action Plan

    Question: Can I receive a corrective action plan from my employer without prior written or verbal warnings?

    Answer: Yes, an at-will employee in Arizona may be placed on a corrective action plan without any prior warnings.

    Arizona is an employment at will state, meaning that unless there is a written agreement stating that the employee may only be terminated for cause, the employer can terminate an … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Publication

  • Jaburg Wilk Awards Scholarships to ASU Law Students

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (Apr. 25, 2016)- Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk awarded two $2,500 scholarships to students attending Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.

    The scholarship is based on several factors including experience in either employment law or intellectual property law, future plans to practice in either employment law or intellectual property law and financial need.

    "It is … Read More

    Categories: News Release

  • Jaburg Wilk Welcomes New Insurance Law Attorney

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (April. 13, 2016) – The law firm of Jaburg Wilk is pleased to announce that Micalann C. Pepe joined the firm's insurance law practice. 

    Ms. Pepe primarily practices in the areas of insurance coverage and bad-faith litigation. Her practice also includes commercial litigation, civil litigation, and white-collar criminal defense. She has a wide-range of experience … Read More

    Categories: News Release

  • Protect Your Writings!

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (April 5, 2016)- Join Maria Crimi Speth, Intellectual Property attorney and author of Protect Your Writings for an informative presentation about the laws that affect writers and their creative work. Attendees will learn about the laws relating to writing books, articles, blogs and how to avoid making common, costly legal mistakes. 

    Upcoming Seminars:

    Saturday, April 9th, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a. … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, News Release

  • Estate Planning is Essential

    Video Transcript:

    Hi, I'm Beth Cohn, an attorney here at Jaburg Wilk and I help people plan their estates.

    No matter where you are in your life, estate planning is essential. Estate planning includes wills, trusts, and powers of attorney. If you have just started your family and are at the beginning of your career, a will is critical. In the event of your untimely death, a properly drawn will protects your … Read More

    Categories: Estate Planning

  • Equitable Subrogation and the Replacement Doctrine

    All real estate professionals and investors are familiar with the concept of the priority of liens.  As a general rule, when there are multiple liens recorded against a property, the one that is recorded first is "superior" to the one that is recorded later, which, in turn, is "subordinate" to the one that is recorded first.  This "ranking" of liens becomes critical if a lien is foreclosed, as upon the … Read More

    Categories: Real Estate, Article