Jaburg Wilk

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  • The E-mail Conundrum

    Picture this, you are working on an important project with a fast approaching deadline when suddenly an email comes into your inbox and your computer makes a sound alerting you to this new email. What do you do? You know the answer for most people is that they open the email, thereby interrupting their work and train of thought on the time sensitive project. We all have been there and that new email is hard to … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • Luck versus Skill

    I really like the podcast How I Built This.  Guy Raz interviews entrepreneurs about the businesses they have built. At the end of most of the interviews he asks each entrepreneur how much of their success they attribute to luck and how much they attribute to skill. The answers can be interesting, but it always makes me apply the same question to my business and those of my clients. Since first … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • Top 6 Relocation Factors that an Arizona Family Law Judge Considers

    It is common that divorced parents remarry or become involved in other relationships.  It is also common that divorced parents (or parents in the midst of a divorce) may want to leave Arizona – to “relocate” to another state along with their minor children.  There is a litany of reasons why a parent may seek relocation of minor children.  However, the question … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • What Is a “Wrongful Termination” in Arizona?

    Arizona is an “at-will” employment state. This means an employer can terminate you for any reason or no reason, except an unlawful reason. If you are terminated for an unlawful reason, then you may have a claim for wrongful termination.  If, on the other hand, you are terminated for no reason or a lawful reason, you do not have a claim for wrongful termination.  

     So, what are … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • Feedback is Important

    It is important to provide people with feedback in the workplace. Feedback should be positive or in the form of constructive criticism. Purely negative feedback accomplishes nothing and is the sign of a poor corporate culture.

    If you are providing positive feedback, make it meaningful. You should praise someone’s work or actions when it’s really deserved and you mean what you say. Being overly … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • Who Can Issue a Stop Notice?

    Video Transcript:

    What is a Stop Notice?

    A stop notice is a statutory form of notice that is a very powerful remedy for contractors and suppliers to ensure payment. Think of a stop notice much like a mechanics lien, except that instead of placing an encumbrance on real property, a stop notice places an encumbrance on money. It freezes the flow of money, usually from the lender, or from an owner, if it's owner … Read More

    Categories: Construction, Blog

  • What If an Arizona Employer Won’t Pay Wages?

    If you are working for an Arizona employer and feel that you have not been paid all of the wages you are owed, there are several things you need to know. 

    First, what kind of wages are you owed? Minimum wages? Overtime wages? Ordinary wages? The difference matters because different agencies have jurisdiction to address these claims.   

    If you believe you are owed minimum wages, you can file a … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • Try New Things and Hold Yourself Accountable

    It’s the first full week of a new year. I hadn’t decided what to write about when I saw a great quote from Anthony Bourdain. The last part of the quote caught my attention. He said “Open your mind. Get up off the couch. Move.”

    Given his television show and how he lived his live, he may be referring to traveling and new experiences. I read the quote expansively. I read it to say to be … Read More

    Categories: Blog

  • What is an Appraisal?

    Video Transcript:

    Most first-party homeowners policies contain an appraisal provision. An appraisal provision is something that allows the insured and the insurer to resolve a difference about the amount of a particular loss.

    Most of these appraisal provisions have some common provisions. One, either party may invoke the appraisal provision by making a written request for appraisal. Two, within 20 days of that … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Blog

  • Close is Not Good Enough When it Comes to Real Estate Commissions

    One of the most basic real estate laws, which all agents have drilled into them from the time that they first start studying to become an agent, is that all agreements for the payment of real estate commissions must fully comply with the statutory requirements for such agreements. Of course, having that knowledge does not necessarily stop agents, under certain circumstances, from failing to strictly adhere to the … Read More