Jaburg Wilk

News/Publications

  • Legal Options for Defending Your Online Reputation

    Warren Buffett once said, "It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it".  That was said before the Internet era.  Today a defamatory tweet, blog post or Facebook posting can tarnish a reputation that you've carefully built over your career.  When you or your company have been defamed online, there are legal options available to help remedy the situation.  Phoenix … Read More

    Categories: Defamation

  • Why You Need to Learn About BYOD

    Some of you may be saying to yourselves, “What is BYOD and why do I need to learn about it?” The answer is because it is 2015 and each of us is carrying around a computer in the form of a phone in our pocket or purse, not to mention all of the iPads, Surfaces, laptops, etc. So what exactly is BYOD?

    BYOD is the acronym for “bring your own device”, which refers to employees who bring their own … Read More

    Categories: Internet and Technology

  • Monkeying with Copyrights: Who Owns the Monkey Selfies? A Lesson in Copyright Ownership

    By Maria Crimi Speth & Aaron K. Haar

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recently filed a copyright infringement lawsuit on behalf of a crested macaque monkey, who famously snapped a smiling selfie of himself using wildlife photographer David Slater's camera. The lawsuit alleges that the monkey, named Naruto, owns the rights to the selfies and that Slater is infringing on those rights by … Read More

  • You Must Take Action to Expand Your Network and Control Your Destiny

    So my question to you is are you green and growing or ripe and rotting? No, you are not a vegetable or a piece of fruit, but you either are taking action to improve yourself and your business or you are not. The difference is like that between talk and action. Knowing what to do and doing it are not the same. 

    You also need to think about whether whatever your doing is achieving your desired results. If not, … Read More

    Categories: Other

  • Expert Witnesses: Who Needs ’Em?

    By Matt Anderson, Esq.

    Clients often ask whether retaining an expert witness is necessary in their case.  And they are wise to ask, because experts are a critical part of many cases, but not all. As attorneys, we often retain an expert "because we can" or "because that's how we always litigate this type of case."  But often we fail to ask ourselves the only question that matters: will … Read More

    Categories: Litigation, Article

  • You Must Have Substance Because Reputation Matters in the Long-Run

    You might be able to baffle people with you know what initially, but it won't last if you are all flash and no substance.  If you make a sale by saying the right things, but don't have the employees or equipment to correctly and timely get the job done, it will be the last time you work for that customer, or anyone that customer tells of your failure. You likely will lose business you will never know you lost. … Read More

    Categories: Other

  • What Have You Done to Improve Yourself?

    JW Way #17 - Be relentless about continuous improvement.

    Be a “lifetime learner.”  Continually invest in your own education, both formally and informally.  Never stop improving your legal, technical and personal skills.  Excellence is a journey, not a destination.

    This fundamental encourages us to become better at our jobs, better in our community, and indeed better people.  Like … Read More

    Categories: Other

  • Maria Crimi Speth to Present Legal Traps on the Internet

    Maria Crimi Speth and Arizona Technology Council’s  Startup and Entrepreneurship Committee will be presenting ‘It’s a (VIRTUAL) Jungle Out There! Legal Traps on the Internet’, on Thursday Oct. 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Unexpected Art Gallery located at 734 W. Polk, Phoenix, AZ 85007. 

    Attendees will learn how to avoid common, costly mistakes when launching apps or … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, Internet and Technology, News Release

  • Phoenix Law Firm Cooks Dinners at Ryan House

    Phoenix, Arizona (Sept. 14, 2015) - Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk cooked two dinners for children and their families staying at Ryan House. 

    Ryan House is a palliative and respite care facility that addresses the emotional, spiritual and social needs of children and their families as they navigate life-limiting or end-of-life journeys.  

    Jaburg Wilk’s first group cooked spaghetti and … Read More

    Categories: News Release

  • Do Employers Have to Pay their Employees?

    Q: Do Employers have to pay for all time worked?

    A: Absolutely. The law has been clear for many years that if an employer engages an employee to work, they must pay for all time worked. 

    Q: Do employers have to give breaks and are they required to be paid?

    A: In Arizona, surprisingly there is no law that requires employers to give their employees mandatory breaks. If an employer does give a short break (15 … Read More

    Categories: Employment