New Form I-9 Now Effective

Labor and Employment Group Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C. Effective as of September 18, 2017, employers must now use the new version of the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on July 17, 2017. The revised version of the Form I-9 includes…

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ADA Plaintiff’s Fernando Gastelum and Theresa Brooke Sue Hotels Over Online Reservation Policies

By: Lindsay Leavitt Attorney, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C. The Arizona hospitality industry needs to brace itself for another tidal wave of ADA litigation. ADA plaintiffs Fernando Gastelum and Theresa Brooke have recently filed nearly a dozen lawsuits alleging that the hotels’ online reservations policies violate the ADA. Mr. Gastelum…

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New Proposed Rules for Arizona Sick Leave Requirements

By: Otto S. Shill, III, Attorney, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C. Late last week, the Arizona Industrial Commission (the “Commission”) issued a Notice of Supplemental Proposed Rulemaking, adding proposed regulations that clarify several issues under Arizona’s new paid sick leave requirements. Below are summaries of the most significant proposed rules:…

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Arizona Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Prop 206

By: Otto S. Shill, III, Attorney, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C. The Arizona Supreme Court has unanimously upheld Arizona Proposition 206, which, effective January 1, 2017, increased Arizona’s minimum wage to $10.00, and requires employers to provide paid sick leave to employees beginning July 1, 2017. The statute, known as the…

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Blind Man Sues Arizona Businesses for Failing to Provide Websites that are Accessible to the Visually Impaired

By Lindsay G. Leavitt, Attorney, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C.www.jsslaw.com That collective groan you heard last night was from thousands of Arizona business owners who mistakenly thought that the tidal wave of ADA litigation in Arizona—more than 2000 cases in the past 18 months—had finally subsided. Unfortunately, it appears that…

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