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Do Arizona Employees Have a Right to View Personnel Files?

Over the duration of an employee's time working for their employer, the employee will build a personnel file that includes information pertaining to commendation letters, performance reviews, any disciplinary actions taken against the employee and similar information. The Arizona Administrative [...]

By |December 13th, 2017|employment law|Comments Off on Do Arizona Employees Have a Right to View Personnel Files?

Arizona Law on Employee Lunch Breaks [Infographic]

  Arizona employees wondering whether they have the right to an employee lunch break should know the following are true: Federal law does not require employers to provide employee lunch breaks or rest periods Likewise, Arizona law does not require [...]

By |November 8th, 2017|employment law, Infographic|Comments Off on Arizona Law on Employee Lunch Breaks [Infographic]

What If My Employment Contract Conflicts With the New AZ Employee Rights Law?

In November of 2016, the voters of Arizona chose to enact the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act. This enactment effectively amended the Arizona Minimum Wage Act to incrementally increase the minimum wage starting on January 1, 2017. Additionally, the Fair [...]

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What Is a Workplace Injunction of Harassment?

If you are experiencing harassment from a third party at your workplace, one of the first steps to take is contacting the employer or someone in a position of authority at the company. This general advice is especially applicable in [...]

By |October 11th, 2017|employment law|Comments Off on What Is a Workplace Injunction of Harassment?

Can I Be Fired for Calling in Sick?

Arizona's newly updated sick leave laws took effect on July 1, 2017. The most sweeping change brought about by the new law is that nearly all Arizona employers are now required to provide paid sick time to employees. When large changes [...]

By |September 22nd, 2017|employment law|Comments Off on Can I Be Fired for Calling in Sick?

Does the New Arizona Paid Sick Leave Law Apply to Union Members?

Arizona's new paid sick leave law took effect on July 1, 2017, ensuring that nearly every worker in the state receives paid sick leave. Full-time, part-time, seasonal and temporary employees alike will now receive a minimum of 24 hours of paid [...]

By |September 20th, 2017|employment law|Comments Off on Does the New Arizona Paid Sick Leave Law Apply to Union Members?

Do You Get More Paid Time Off With the New Arizona Sick Time Law Changes?

Arizona's new paid sick time law has garnered attention from Arizona employers and employees alike, now that employers are legally required to provide at least 24 hours of paid sick leave to nearly any employee in the state. Employees of businesses with [...]

By |September 6th, 2017|employment law|Comments Off on Do You Get More Paid Time Off With the New Arizona Sick Time Law Changes?

Can I Use My Sick Leave Time for Vacation Time in Arizona?

Arizona's new sick leave policy has brought sweeping changes to the state's paid sick leave, granting paid sick leave for almost every worker in the state. Employees can use this time off when they are ill, need to get to [...]

By |August 23rd, 2017|employment law|Comments Off on Can I Use My Sick Leave Time for Vacation Time in Arizona?

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?