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Alden A. Thomas
August 4, 2022
Remote employees are entitled to FMLA leave only if they meet certain requirements. What Is FMLA Leave? The Family Medical Leave Act entitles eligible employees to up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for qualifying medical reasons, including the employee seeking medical care for his or her own health condition or to care for an ill spouse, child, or parent. While an e...
Neal H. Bookspan
August 1, 2022
We all know the cliché “overnight success.” In the real world anyone who is an overnight success has put in the time to be a success.  And most people don’t even realize it. For instance, the Beatles are viewed as an overnight success. Actually, their rise to the top took approximately five years, thousands of hours of practice, and hundreds of live perform...
Neal H. Bookspan
July 20, 2022
A lot of people sugarcoat what they say to save others’ feelings. This is good in theory, but detrimental to your business. If you cannot have honest, hard conversations with your peers and employees, what does that say about your business? Who are you training them to be (or not)? It reminds me of a quote from Zig Ziglar: “The only thing worse than training e...
Neal H. Bookspan
July 11, 2022
This topic covers a lot of ground in my mind. Depending on what you’re reading, you may be escaping your day or learning something new. It may be pure fun or investing in yourself and your future.  It means reading news and knowing what’s going on in the world. It means reading fiction and non-fiction, and can include books related to career and business. To m...
Lauren Garner
July 5, 2022
PHOENIX, Ariz. (7/5/2022) – Lauren L. Garner was selected by the Arizona State Bar Probate and Trust Section to receive the ELEANOR ter HORST Distinguished Service Award.  The award recognizes an attorney or judicial officer who has demonstrated superior knowledge of probate and trust law and the willingness to share her knowledge with - and otherwise serve- the...
Neal H. Bookspan
June 27, 2022
Being respectful isn’t just good manners. It’s a way to connect with others and try to understand their position or opinion. It may be about differences in how to approach the strategy in a case, a workflow process with those on your team, or dealing with opposing counsel. In all situations realize two important things: (1) the likelihood of you changing someon...
David P. Uffens
June 20, 2022
PHOENIX, Ariz. (June 17, 2022) - David P. Uffens  a partner at the law firm of Jaburg Wilk, was recently certified as a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of Arizona. Specialists are lawyers who have substantial experience as well as a demonstrated special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in their area of law.  David practices in family ...
Jaburg Wilk
June 13, 2022
Kraig loved everything about the law. He loved thinking about it; talking about it; writing about it; teaching it; and most importantly, using it in the search of justice for his clients. Kraig represented both corporations and individuals, but his true passion was representing the underdog, and fighting for justice. Kraig had a passion for mentoring. He spent hou...
Nathan D. Meyer
June 7, 2022
Is an insured legally entitled to recover the incurred amount of medical expenses or a reasonable amount of medical expenses? This issue often arises in first-party bad faith cases arising from uninsured motorist (“UM”) and underinsured motorist (“UIM”) claims because many Insuring Agreements in UM and UIM coverages state: the insurer “will pay compe...
Neal H. Bookspan
May 31, 2022
I know some of you are thinking “What is he talking about? Fun at work?” But it’s that simple and that’s exactly what I mean. If you can’t have fun at work, then why are you there? Fun and good work do go together. A joke can reduce tension during stressful times at work. The saying “Laughter is the best medicine” exists because it’s true. This doe...
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