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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...

JSS Attorney Chris Mason Discusses Sexua...

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon attorney Chris Mason joined AZTV to discuss how to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.

Chris Mason Featured in Small Biz Daily

Chris Mason Featured in Small Biz Daily
Jennings, Strouss & Salmon attorney, Chris Mason, is featured in Small Biz Daily. Read the article: Who Really Owns a Business’ Social Media...

Proposed Overtime Rule Will Not Go Into ...

Proposed Overtime Rule Will Not Go Into Effect December 1, 2016
By: Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C. Labor & Employment Attorneys A Federal Judge in Texas has issued a nationwide injunction blocking the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule that would have affected more than 90,000 Arizona workers. The rule was set to go into effect across the country on December 1, 2016. The Department of Labor sought to update the overtime...

Doubling Down on Employee Salaries: The ...

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 (“FLSA”), which included increases to the mandatory...

Serial ADA Plaintiffs David Ritzenthaler...

Serial ADA Plaintiffs David Ritzenthaler and Santiago Abreu Have Sued More Than 450 Arizona Businesses in 2016
By: Lindsay Leavitt In the past few months David Ritzenthaler, a Scottsdale resident, and Santiago Abreu, a Florida resident, have filed more than 450 lawsuits against Arizona businesses alleging an assortment of violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Read my earlier blogs about Mr. Ritzenthaler’s lawsuits here, here and here and Mr. Abreu’s lawsuits...

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