Posted by Whitney Matthis on Jul 18, 2016
Jennings, Strouss & Salmon attorney, Lindsay Leavitt, is featured in The Arizona Republic.
Read the full article: Phoenix-area activists, businesses go head-to-head in flood of Americans With Disabilities Act...
Posted by Whitney Matthis on Jul 15, 2016
Jennings, Strouss & Salmon attorney, Lindsay Leavitt, is featured in AZ Business Magazine regarding ADA cases.
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Posted by Whitney Matthis on Jul 14, 2016
By: Otto S. Shill, III
For employers in western states, labor disputes may seem like remote events that happen between unions and companies in industrial cities east of the Mississippi River. After all, Arizona is an “at will employment” and “right to work” state, isn’t it? But here in Arizona the local regional office of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is aggressively enforcing the National Labor Relations Act (the Act), which prohibits any employer, whether unionized or...
Posted by Whitney Matthis on Jun 23, 2016
Jennings, Strouss & Salmon attorney, John J. Egbert, is featured in AZ Central’s Ask the Experts column.
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Posted by Whitney Matthis on Jun 1, 2016
By: Chris Mason
Beginning December 1, 2016, the minimum salaries for most exempt jobs will more than double to $47,476 from the existing $23,660 required. On May 18, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) dealt its long-anticipated regulatory amendments for “white collar” overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), which included increases to the mandatory base salary requirement.
The challenge for employers and employees alike will be the determination whether...
Posted by Whitney Matthis on May 16, 2016
By: Lindsay Leavitt
In the past few months David Ritzenthaler, a Scottsdale resident, and Santiago Abreu, a Florida resident, have filed more than 450 lawsuits against Arizona businesses alleging an assortment of violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Read my earlier blogs about Mr. Ritzenthaler’s lawsuits here, here and here and Mr. Abreu’s lawsuits here.
Although not as prolific as Mr. Ritzenthaler, Santiago Abreu, a Florida resident, is targeting Arizona...
Posted by Whitney Matthis on May 4, 2016
By: John Egbert
On May 2, 2016, the EEOC posted on its website, information about the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s positions related to LGBT workers. Among other things, the EEOC warned employers that, in the EEOC’s view, it is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to do the following:
-Fail to hire an applicant because she is a transgender woman;
-Deny an employee equal access to a common restroom corresponding to the employee’s gender identity...