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  • Do What You Say You’re Going to Do

    By Leslie Rakestraw

    #7 Honor Commitments. Do what you say you’re going to do, when you say you’re going to do it. If a commitment can’t be fulfilled, notify others early and agree upon a new commitment to be honored.

    I chose this principle because my life used to be completely out of balance on this. Of course I showed up for depositions, court hearings and office meetings. How can you be in … Read More

    Categories: Other

  • Disability Discrimination in the Workplace

    The Americans with Disabilities Act, as Amended ("ADA"), and the Arizona Civil Rights Act ("ACRA") require employers with 15 or more employees to provide "reasonable accommodations" to employees with a qualifying "disability." The ADA and ACRA define a "disability" as any physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of a person's major life activities. Common examples of major life … Read More

  • The Department of Labor Takes a Stance in Employee Misclassification Cases

    In a recent article, I warned all employers that government agencies are out to bust them for misclassifying their employees as independent contractors. The prior article discussed the efforts made by the United States Department of Labor (DOL) in partnership with a number of states, including Arizona, to step up the enforcement of laws pertaining to properly classifying employees as employees, rather than … Read More

  • Don't Let Your Communication be an Illusion

    Communication is a singular important matter in all contacts between people. But it does not always happen in a way leading to understanding on the same level between the participants in the conversation.  This is highlighted by a quote that I like:

    "The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place" - George Bernard Shaw

    Do the people you communicate with understand what … Read More

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  • Listening is More than Simply Not Speaking

    Listening is more than simply "not speaking." Give others your undivided attention.  Set aside your own judgments and preconceived notions. Listen with focus. Most importantly, listen to understand. 

    Since we are entering into the swing of holiday parties and are all sure to engage in conversations with acquaintances new and old, I thought it was a wonderful time to refresh my recollection, as well as … Read More

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  • StartupConnect AZ Conference for Entrepreneurs

    Phoenix, AZ (Nov. 30, 2015) --  The Arizona Technology Council is hosting their annual StartupConnect AZ Conference which will be taking place on Wed. December 9, 2015 at ASU SkySong, 1475 N. Scottsdale Rd. 

    This annual event was created for entrepreneurs looking to start, grow, or sell a venture. Attendees will hear 50 successful CEOs and Executives divulge their secrets, solutions and regrets. Notable … Read More

    Categories: News Release

  • Issues in Gray Divorces

    The divorce rate in the United States has been dropping during the past 20 years. However, divorce among spouses over 50 years old has doubled since 1990! The surge has spawned the term “gray divorce” for these older divorcing spouses. While many of the issues divorcing seniors face are similar to their younger counterparts, there are unique issues in gray divorces including the availability of Social … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Jaburg Wilk ranked in 2016 "Best Law Firms”

    Phoenix, AZ (Nov. 16, 2015) --  Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk has been ranked in the 2016 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list nationally in one practice area and regionally in eight practice areas.

    Firms included in the 2016 "Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking … Read More

    Categories: News Release

  • Negotiating a Lease Renewal Option

    Most tenants and their real estate agents who negotiate commercial leases accept that many of the terms in the landlord’s “form” lease favor the landlord.  One term, however, that favors only the tenant, and which every commercial tenant should seek to include in their lease, is an option to extend the lease term.  The reason that said term is only for the benefit of the tenant is that … Read More

    Categories: Real Estate, Article

  • Treat Clients' Money As If It Were Your Own

    Think about the cost of pleadings and depositions. Avoid unnecessary hand deliveries, overnight mail, etc. and only authorize work and expenses that have a demonstrable benefit to the client.

    So Jaburg Wilk has a unique cultural, as do all businesses. But the difference is that we have captured the essence of our firm in The JW Way. These are the foundation of our business and inform how we operate, including how … Read More

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