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What Makes a Restrictive Covenant Enforceable?

November 18, 2016 | Firm News

In industries throughout Arizona, restrictive covenants such as non-disclosure, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements are increasingly included in employment contracts. In general, these agreements are designed to protect the business interests of employers, and disputes over the reasonableness of such agreements are often the subject of litigation. Here is what every employee in Arizona should know…

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Stand up to employee misclassification

November 18, 2016 | Firm News

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. It…

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The EEOC and Job Discrimination: What Every Employee in Arizona Should Know

November 17, 2016 | Firm News

Federal laws prohibit job discrimination based on an employee’s or applicant’s race, color, sex, age (40 or older), religion, national origin or disability. It is also illegal to discriminate against someone because he or she complained about discrimination or participated in an investigation into employment discrimination. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the…

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Arizona public agencies in a mess after mass firings

November 8, 2016 | Firm News

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…

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The Arizona Civil Rights Act

November 3, 2016 | Firm News

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…

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3 tips for getting a fair severance package

October 28, 2016 | Firm News

Numerous employees in Arizona have been affected by their employer’s decision to downsize. Facing a layoff is frightening. When you have your family to provide for and bills to pay, you are likely worried about what the future will hold. While you may not be able to keep your job, you can be smart about…

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