#ArizonaRestaurantWeek Labor and Employment Law Series – Restaurant Employers: Tips on Immigration Law Compliance (Blog 2 of 5)

By Chris M. Mason, Attorney, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C. To continue our Arizona Restaurant Week series, below are tips to help Arizona restaurant employers comply with immigration laws to avoid costly fines and litigation: Tip 1: Employers should work with new hires to complete I-9 forms The burden rests…

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#ArizonaRestaurantWeek Labor and Employment Law Series – Restaurant Employers: Tips on Employee Tipping (Blog 1 of 5)

By Chris M. Mason, Attorney, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C. To kick off Arizona Restaurant Week, below are tips to help Arizona restaurant employers comply with laws involving tipped employees and avoiding costly fines and litigation: Tip 1: Be Sure Tipped Employees Earn Minimum Wage Arizona and federal law permits…

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A New Ruling on the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act: Did Your Drug Testing Policy Just Go Up in Smoke?

By Daniel J.F. Peabody, Attorney, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C. A federal court in Arizona just gave Arizona employers some much-needed guidance for navigating Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA). In a case of first impression, the court held that individuals with medical marijuana cards can sue their employers under the…

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E-Verify Now With Possible Second Shutdown Looming

By: Chris M. Mason Attorney, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C. With another possible government shutdown looming, Arizona employers are understandably concerned with hiring new employees and handling E-verify requirements.  Employers should quickly E-verify while they can.  While both major political parties appear hopeful that they may have achieved an acceptable…

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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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