#ArizonaRestaurantWeek Labor and Employment Law Series – Restaurant Employers: Tips on Protected Leave Rights (Blog 5 of 5)

By Chris M. Mason, Attorney, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C. Finalizing our Arizona Restaurant Week series, below are tips on protected leave rights to avoid costly fines and litigation in the workplace: Tip 1:   Arizona employers must provide ALL employees with paid sick leave Full-time, part-time, and temporary hourly employees…

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#ArizonaRestaurantWeek Labor and Employment Law Series – Restaurant Employers: Tips on Wage and Hour Laws (Blog 4 of 5)

By Chris M. Mason, Attorney, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C. Continuing our Arizona Restaurant Week series, below are wage and hour tips for managing non-exempt employees and avoiding costly fines and litigation in the workplace: Tip 1:  Non-exempt employees should always be considered “on the clock” when performing job related…

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#ArizonaRestaurantWeek Labor and Employment Law Series – Restaurant Employers: Tips on Anti-Harassment (Blog 3 of 5)

By Chris M. Mason, Attorney, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C. Continuing our Arizona Restaurant Week series, below are tips on anti-harassment to avoid nightmares, costly fines, and litigation in the workplace: Workplace harassment presents challenges for all employers, but can be particularly prevalent in the restaurant industry. High industry turnover…

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#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. Continuing 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 on…

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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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