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As of July 1, 2017 all employers in Arizona are now required to provide employees with paid sick leave as directed by a new law, the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act, which Arizona voters passed in November 2016.
As of July 1, 2017 all employers in Arizona are now required to provide employees with paid sick leave as directed by a new law, the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act, which Arizona voters passed in November 2016. The law dictates how employers must implement the new rules â€” from when the benefits begin to accrue to when they pay out, and what fines will be imposed for non-compliance. Employers may struggle with how to conform to the new law. In this article, we address some of the more likely issues employers may face.
By Robert G. Brody and Alexander Friedman
President Trump had an eventful first year in the labor and employment arena. With his first year in office now wrapping up, this is a perfect time to look back at how the Trump Administration's policies have shaped labor and employment law issues at both the federal and state level, and where we expect to go in 2018.
By David Gialanella
A federal appeals court offered a clear rule earlier in 2017, in holding that employees must be paid for breaks lasting 20 minutes or less, but private suits on that issue have been few, and appear poised to remain so, practitioners say.
By Erin Mulvaney
How can companies make sure they have sexual harassment policies in place to protect interests and employees? The authors talked to several attorneys about common pitfalls and the lay of the land in the corporate environment right now. Here are highlights from those conversations.
By Shane G. Ramsey and David M. Barnes, Jr.
When a corporation determines to file for Chapter 11 protection, questions concerning the status of existing labor and employment agreements and viability of employee claims immediately arise. Indeed, there are litanies of potential pitfalls for companies that file for bankruptcy without strictly following the requirements of federal or state employment laws.