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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 new wording in the instructions and changes to the List of Acceptable...

ADA Plaintiff’s Fernando Gastelum ...

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 and Ms. Brooke are represented by Peter...

Hotels Sued For Violating ADA Online Res...

ADA plaintiffs have often targeted the hotel industry and Theresa Brooke’s latest round of lawsuits is no different. This time, she is suing hotels over their online reservation policies. The Department of Justice issued regulations relating to hotel reservation policies that went into effect in March 2012. 28 CFR § 26.302(e) provides that, among other things, hotels must: –...

Serial ADA Plaintiff Theresa Brooke Retu...

By: Lindsay Leavitt Attorney, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C. Serial plaintiff Theresa Brooke is back in Arizona filing more ADA accessibility lawsuits. Arizona hotel owners will remember that it was Theresa Brooke who, in 2015, opened the floodgates of accessibility lawsuits—she personally sued more than 100 hotels for failing to install wheelchair accessible pool lifts. For...

New Proposed Rules for Arizona Sick Leav...

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: Paid Time Off...

Getting Ready for July 1st: Arizona̵...

Getting Ready for July 1st: Arizona’s Sick Leave Rules Become Effective
By: Ottos S. Shill, III Arizona’s new voter-approved law, ARS Sec. 23-371 et. seq., gives virtually every employee in the State the right to 24 or 40 hours per year of paid sick leave (depending on the size of the employer). Employers have just under 30 days to prepare for the new rules, which become effective July 1, 2017. Before that date, every Arizona employer should: Select a...

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