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Arizona’s New Sick Leave Law

Arizona's new paid sick leave law — known as The Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act — recently took effect as of July 1, 2017 after Proposition 206 passed in November of 2016. The first part of this legislation raised Arizona's [...]

By |August 16th, 2017|employment law|Comments Off on Arizona’s New Sick Leave Law

What Kind of Discrimination Is Prohibited in the Workplace?

Federal law explicitly prohibits discrimination in the workplace in all 50 states based on a number of factors. In effect, if an exclusionary form of workplace discrimination violates the Constitution, it will be prohibited. Arizona law, for its part, also [...]

By |July 12th, 2017|employment law|Comments Off on What Kind of Discrimination Is Prohibited in the Workplace?

Are Non-Competes Legal in Arizona?

In the business world, non-compete clauses have become increasingly common. A non-compete agreement is a contract designed to prevent employees from entering into business activity that directly competes with their former employer after finding new employment. Ordinarily, employees are barred [...]

By |June 8th, 2017|employment law|Comments Off on Are Non-Competes Legal in Arizona?

Am I a Whistleblower? [Infographic]

If you are an employee who exposed, or attempted to expose, the wrongdoing of an Arizona employer or employee, you may be a whistleblower. If you do classify as a whistleblower, Arizona law protects you from retaliation for "blowing the [...]

By |June 1st, 2017|employment law, Infographic|Comments Off on Am I a Whistleblower? [Infographic]

What Is Considered Sexual Harassment at Work?

From serving in the military to working in an office environment, sexual harassment at work is unfortunately all too common. According to a survey conducted by the Association of Women for Action and Research, 54% of survey respondents experienced some form of [...]

By |May 25th, 2017|employment law|Comments Off on What Is Considered Sexual Harassment at Work?

Am I an Independent Contractor or an Employee [Infographic]

In the modern world of Uber and the freelance economy, it is increasingly difficult to determine whether someone classifies as an independent contractor or an employee. Here is why the classification matters. Why the Employee vs. Contractor Distinction Matters If [...]

By |May 18th, 2017|employment law, Infographic|Comments Off on Am I an Independent Contractor or an Employee [Infographic]

Is it Better to be Terminated or Resign?

The majority of employees in Arizona are classified as at-will employees, meaning they can be terminated for almost any reason since they were not employed with a written contract. If an Arizona employer gives you a lawful ultimatum (meaning it [...]

By |April 20th, 2017|employment law|Comments Off on Is it Better to be Terminated or Resign?

Does My Employer Need to Pay Me Overtime [Infographic]

The right to receive overtime pay in Arizona is governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a federal law. There are exceptions to this law, however. Here are a few key facts about overtime wages and your legal rights. [...]

By |April 6th, 2017|employment law, Infographic|Comments Off on Does My Employer Need to Pay Me Overtime [Infographic]

When do Employers Have to Pay an Employee Overtime?

Employee overtime in the state of Arizona is governed by federal law and, more specifically, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). TheFLSA provides that, as a general rule, Arizona employees who work more than 40 hours per week must be paid at [...]

By |September 14th, 2016|employment law|Comments Off on When do Employers Have to Pay an Employee Overtime?

What to Look for in An Arizona Severance Agreement

Terminations can be an emotionally draining process for both an employee. Many employers will provide the employee with a severance agreement. The language and terms of this agreement may be confusing to an employee. One of the best ways to [...]

By |August 11th, 2016|employment law|Comments Off on What to Look for in An Arizona Severance Agreement