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  • Eight Questions about Arizona's New Paid Sick Time Law

    Prop 206: Paid Sick Time Off is Now Required of Arizona Employers

    Prop 206 was recently upheld by the Arizona Supreme Court.  Not only does Prop 206 increase Arizona’s minimum wage to $10 per hour but also requires paid sick time.   Arizona employers must have a paid sick time (“PST”) policy before the new law takes effect on July 1, 2017.  Employers need to prepare … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • Networking vs. Connecting

    Networking is about knowing more people. Connecting is about knowing people more. The distinction is obvious. You know a lot of people professionally and personally, but you are connected to only a fraction of those you know. 

    When you are at a business, social or charitable event, you likely will run into many people you know. But with many, you will know them “socially” or “professionally& … Read More

  • The Advantages of Divorce Mediation

    Video Transcript:

    Hi, my name is Mitchell Reichman. I’m a board-certified Specialist in Family Law and chair of the Family Law Department at Jaburg & Wilk.

    What is opting out and how can I pursue it?

    Opting out is choosing to resolve a family law dispute outside the traditional judicial system and one method of opting out is choosing mediation as an alternative to resolving disputes. Mediation can … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Do Things for Others and Expect Nothing in Return

    One thing I have learned is to do things for others, yet expect nothing. That's right, you need to rely on karma. Do good deeds and you will be on the receiving end in the future.

    Connect people. Refer people. Forward that article you know your colleague, friend or family member will be interested in. Send a card or a letter - you know, the way we used to keep in contact before email and texting & … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • 2017 Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch

    The Arizona non-profit community was once again celebrated in the 2017 Social Venture Partners Arizona Fast Pitch competition.  Social innovators were coached and mentored over two months; where seven finalists will get 3 minutes to “pitch” their non-profit in this fast paced competition to a panel of judges and the audience.  The program culminates in the Fast … Read More

    Categories: Business & Corporate, News Release

  • What is a Business Divorce?

    Video Transcript:

    I’m Roger Cohen. I’m a shareholder at Jaburg Wilk. I’ve been practicing law for thirty-seven years. My primary areas of practice are commercial litigation, business transactions and business disputes of all shapes and sizes.

    What is a business divorce?

    Business divorce is the business equivalent of a real divorce. People have partnerships with their co-shareholders or the … Read More

    Categories: Business Divorce, Blog

  • What is a Morris Agreement?

    A “Morris Agreement” is a “settlement agreement entered into when the insurer is defending under a reservation of rights under which the insured stipulates to a judgment, assigns his rights against the insurer to the claimant, and receives in return a covenant from the claimant not to execute against the insured.” See Parking Concepts, Inc. v. Tenney, 207 Ariz. 19 n.1, 83 … Read More

  • Trademark Owners Beware of Chinese Domain Name Marketing Ploy

    Some e-mail marketing ploys are pretty clever and some spam or phishing attempts brilliantly disguised as valid e-mail. While there are many great reasons to register your trademark with the United States Patent & Trademark Office, including: 

    Constructive notice nationwide of the trademark owner’s trademark rights

    Preventing others from … Read More

    Categories: IP Law, Internet and Technology, Article

  • Supreme Court Rules on Cheerleader Uniform Case

    US Supreme Court Rules on Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc.

    On March 22, 2017, the Supreme Court rendered its decision in what many refer to as the cheerleader uniform case.  Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc.

    The Court decided whether designs on cheerleader uniforms were entitled to copyright protection.  Copyright law protects “pictorial, graphic or sculptural … Read More

    Categories: IP Law, Intellectual Property, Blog

  • Arizona Prop 206 Upheld by Arizona Supreme Court

    Paid Sick Time Off is Required by Arizona Employers

    Some employers were taking the "wait and see" approach with Prop 206 due to the legal challenge filed by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce. The waiting is now over. On March 15, 2017, the Arizona Supreme Court voted unanimously to uphold Prop 206. In other words, Prop 206 is here to stay, and employers need to comply or face serious consequences. Prop 206, in a … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Blog