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Jennings, Strouss & Salmon Voted as a Top Law Firm in 11 Ranking Arizona Categories

PHOENIX – (APRIL 11, 2014) – Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC, a leading Phoenix-based law firm, is pleased to announce that it has once again been listed among the top 10 law firms with 51 or more attorneys in the 2014 issue of Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business. Overall, the firm received recognition in 11 law firm categories, and was voted No. 1 in alternative dispute resolution. Other categories for which Jennings, Strouss & Salmon was ranked...
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EMPLOYERS MAY LOSE BENEFIT OF OVERTIME EXEMPTION FOR SOME EMPLOYEES

Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), most employees are entitled to receive overtime compensation (1.5 times their regular rate of pay) for all hours they work above 40 hours in a workweek.  However, the FLSA also exempts certain executive, administrative and professional employees who are paid on a salaried basis and make at least $455 per week.  President Obama announced last week that he is directing the U.S. Department of Labor (the agency charged with enforcing the...
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Department of Labor Announces New Funding Priorities

On March 4, 2014, the United States Department of Labor announced certain funding priorities in the President’s budget proposal including an increase of $41 million to fund enforcement of wage and hour laws and FMLA compliance. Additional Department of Labor budget priorities are: •Nearly $14 million to fund the misclassification of workers as independent contractors initiative. •$565 million for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to seek employer compliance with safety and...
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Jennings Strouss Named on 2014 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” List

PHOENIX, Ariz. (November 21, 2013) – Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC announced that it has been selected for inclusion in Best Law Firms in America® 2014, published by U.S. News & World Report and Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, South Carolina. The listings are presented in tiers and ranked nationally and by metropolitan area. The rankings showcase 11,765 different law firms ranked in one or more of 74 national and 120 metropolitan legal practice areas. Achieving a high ranking is a...
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U.S. Dept. of Labor Provides Guidance to Employee Benefit Plans On Definition of “Spouse” and “Marri...

Recently, in United States v. Windsor, the Supreme Court ruled that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. This ruling impacts the definition and application of the terms “spouse” and “marriage” in federal statutes, and has implications on federal benefits and obligations. Under Section 3 of DOMA, in any Federal statute, “spouse” refers to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife, and “marriage” refers to a legal union between one man...
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Jennings Strouss Attorney John J. Egbert Featured in Phoenix Business Journal Article on Social Medi...

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon labor and employment attorney John J. Egbert is featured in a Phoenix Business Journal article entitled, “What Steve Nash’s divorce can teach businesses, workers about social media.” The article discusses the precedents Steve Nash’s divorce case may have set in terms of how social media is used and how it can impact legal contracts, business and employment agreements. “We are starting to see provisions in the employment context — employment...
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FMLA Law Talk

John J. Egbert Introduces Employer Tool #6: Insist employee paid time off is used simultaneously with unpaid FMLA leave.
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