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November 2016 Archives

What is the Age Discrimination in Employment Act?

When it comes to workplace discrimination, the big headlines almost always go to high-profile cases about sexual or racial discrimination. Often, however, age-based discrimination occurs in much more subtle ways. The law has recognized this threat for some time, and has addressed it primarily through the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 for almost fifty years.

Stand up to employee misclassification

As many sectors of business become increasingly decentralized, the practice of misclassifying workers as independent contractors has continued to worsen. This practice, whether intentional on the part of the employer or not, is harmful to not only the employee, but also to state and federal governments and to the business community as a whole.

When Your Nursing Registration Is at Risk, Who Is There to Defend You?

Nurses devote their careers to helping people, but nurses in Arizona also bear scrutiny from multiple sources, including doctors, patients, patients' families, and the Arizona State Board of Nursing. While the board is certainly there to protect patients, the board is generally not on the side of nurses when allegations of professional misconduct arise. That is why it is important to retain a lawyer if your professional license is ever at risk.

Arizona public agencies in a mess after mass firings

The Department of Economic Security has been the scene of some bizarre and unsettling behavior by a civil servant, resulting in stern action by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. After a shocking number of terminations by DES Director Tim Jeffries since January 2015, the Governor stepped in recently to officially strip Jeffries of his power to fire any employee, and went on to appoint a personnel monitor to ensure that the situation stabilizes.

The Arizona Civil Rights Act

For both employees and employers, workplace discrimination is harmful and ultimately counterproductive. The public opinion of what is and is not discriminatory may migrate here and there, depending on many factors, prompting the laws that govern workplace discrimination to be increasingly detailed. The Arizona Civil Rights Act specifies many kinds of discrimination in the workplace that not to be tolerated, some of which are surprising.