Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities Foundation Continues to File Hundreds of ADA Lawsuits Every Month

By: Lindsay Leavitt This week the U.S. commemorated the 26-year anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). In honor of this landmark civil rights law, an Arizona entity called Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities Foundation, Inc. (“AID Foundation”) filed its 950th ADA lawsuit this year. You can read my…

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How to Save Taxes and Avoid ADA Lawsuits

By: Otto S. Shill, III In several states across the country, including Arizona, plaintiffs’ lawyers are bringing lawsuits against businesses for alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (the “ADA”).   Businesses can easily avoid the headache and expense of such a lawsuit by ensuring that their facilities comply with…

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How to Respond to an NLRB Investigation

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…

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Doubling Down on Employee Salaries: The U.S. Department of Labor More Than Doubles the Mandatory Minimum Salary Requirement for Most Exempt Employees

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…

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