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Employers Should Prepare Now for New Whi...

Employers Should Prepare Now for New White-Collar Overtime Rule
By: Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C. Employers take note – major changes may be coming to overtime regulations. According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), a proposed rule change would extend overtime protections to nearly 5 million white collar workers.  The proposed changes are anticipated to be finalized within the coming months, and employers should start planning...

Disabled Man Sues Dozens of Arizona Busi...

Disabled Man Sues Dozens of Arizona Businesses Over Handicapped Parking Spaces
By: Lindsay Leavitt Arizona has quickly become ground-zero for lawsuits arising under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Previously, I blogged here and here about two other serial plaintiffs who had filed more than 200 lawsuits against Arizona hotels, restaurants, bars and other places of public accommodation, alleging an assortment of ADA violations. Right when those lawsuits...

Disabled Woman Sues More Than 100 Arizon...

By Lindsay G. Leavitt Theresa Brooke, a wheelchair bound Arizona woman, has in the past several months filed more than 100 lawsuits against Arizona hotel owners for failing to provide wheelchair pool lifts. Her M.O. is simple. Ms. Brooke (or her attorney/representative) calls a hotel and inquires whether it has a wheelchair pool lift. If the hotel replies that it doesn’t, Ms. Brooke...

An Innocuous Audit That Has The Potentia...

A tax audit letter from a government agency can sink even the hardiest of business owner’s stomach. Yet, a tax audit letter from the Department of Economic Security (DES) may not create the same sense of dread. These audits typically involve low dollar amounts, which may lure business owners into a false sense of security. However, a DES audit should put business owners on high alert....

Non-Compete Agreements Under Arizona Law

By Lindsay G. Leavitt The first porridge in Goldilocks and the Three Bears was too hot, the second was too cold and the third was just right. Non-compete agreements under Arizona law follow a similar vein: some are too broad, some are too narrow, and some are just right. Although Arizona law recognizes the need to protect legitimate business interests, it also hesitates to restrict...

Jennings Strouss Attorney John J. Egbert...

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon labor and employment attorney John J. Egbert is featured in a Phoenix Business Journal article entitled, “What Steve Nash’s divorce can teach businesses, workers about social media.” The article discusses the precedents Steve Nash’s divorce case may have set in terms of how social media is used and how it can impact legal contracts,...

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