Jaburg Wilk


  • 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

  • What Will be Done Eventually Should be Done Immediately. Organize Yourself!

    Don’t be a sloth! Delay rarely helps in any situation. We know disorganization leads to disaster. It not only can make you late on your commitments, it can adversely affect your business and personal life.

    We live in a “what have you done for me lately” world that demands that expectations not just to be met, but exceeded. You can do this by setting expectations you know you can meet and … Read More

    Categories: Other

  • Respect the Need to Balance Professional Independence and Firm Consistency

    JW Way #14 – Respect the need to balance professional independence and firm consistency.

    While we’ve all developed our own ways to be successful, it’s also important for us to maintain firm consistency in many areas, and to follow firm policies for the best interests of the organization as a whole.

     Applying generalized descriptions to any one group of individuals, whether it is as a … Read More

    Categories: Other

  • Practice Blameless Problem Solving

    JW Way #12 - Practice blameless problem solving.

    Blame has no place in our firm. Fix errors by focusing on solutions, not assessing blame.  Learn from mistakes and use that knowledge to improve our processes.  Without mistakes, there is no learning.

    I believe maturity (intellectual and emotional) is key to successfully practicing blameless problem solving. But let's begin with a simple, immature " … Read More

    Categories: Other

  • Phoenix Law Firm Provides Water to Homeless Individuals

    Phoenix, Arizona (Sept. 3, 2015) - Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk provided over 4,000 bottles of water to Phoenix Rescue Mission for their Code Red Summer Heat Relief project. 

    During the summer when temperatures are in the triple digits, life on the streets goes from unbearable to deadly. Homeless individuals need water to survive summer on the streets. 

    “The recent record heat wave created … Read More

    Categories: News Release

  • Eight Jaburg Wilk Attorneys Named to 2016 Best Lawyers® in America List

    Eight Jaburg Wilk Attorneys Named to 2016 Best Lawyers® in America List

    PHOENIX, AZ, (Sept. 1, 2015)- Jaburg Wilk is pleased to announce that eight lawyers have been named to the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

    Lawyers on the Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by … Read More

    Categories: News Release

  • Business and Professional Practice Valuation in Divorce

    By Mitchell Reichman

    The valuation of a business or professional practice in a divorce proceeding requires the resolution of unique issues. Among the most significant of these issues are the valuation date and the standard of value to be applied. In Arizona, judges have the discretion to decide these issues by considering specific factors that are typically unique to the particular circumstances of the case … Read More

  • Why Mentoring Matters

    Most of us had a formal or informal mentor, or maybe even more than one, over the years, who helped us along the way. What you learned may have related to your professional life, or to more general life issues, or both. But either way, the importance of a good mentor mentee relationship cannot be ignored.

    The basis of the mentor mentee relationship is support and trust. It is an exercise in listening for the … Read More

    Categories: Other

  • The NLRB's Assault on Employee Handbooks: Potentially Illegal Workplace Rules and Policies

    By David N. Farren

    Most employers and their legal counsel take pride in rules and policies that have become standard fare in the workplace. Employee Handbooks almost always contain, and certainly should contain, conspicuous provisions that expressly disavow the existence of any contract of employment or any intent to alter, amend or modify the parties' at-will employment relationship. Handbooks are also typically … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • Why Commitment Matters

    You have to do what you say you are going to do. Period. If you don't, people you deal with will not trust what you say and probably not bring you their business or deal with you in the future.

    Part of commitment is trust. Are you overselling just to get the job? What are the odds that if you do, you have any chance to succeed? The answer is simple, slim to none. And once you lose someone's trust, all is lost. … Read More

    Categories: Other