About: Eric Hawkins

Eric Hawkins received his B.A. from the University of Arizona, and his J.D. from the University of Arizona College of Law. Eric has been with the firm since his admission to the bar in 2006, and became a partner in 2011. Eric practices primarily in the areas of Construction law, Employment law, and Business law. This work includes contract preparation and review, partnership agreements, construction collection claims, Registrar of Contractors matters and disputes both in and out of the courtroom. Over the past five years Eric has successfully litigated several cases involving business fraud, construction defects, and employment disputes. Eric has worked with the Alliance of Construction Trades in Tucson, and represents subcontractors and suppliers in the organization. Eric has written numerous articles on various issues including indemnification, construction contracts, insurance law and employment practices.

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Updates to the Cooling-Off Rule

We often receive questions about the "right to cancel" or "cooling off" rule.  Many people have heard about a law which allows consumers to cancel contracts within 3 days of signing, but most people don't know the details.  In general the "cooling off" rule applies to sales made outside of your normal place of business (e.g. sales made at customer's homes or offices, or sales made at trade shows, outside events or temporary locations).  There are certain exclusions for smaller sales (sales of $25 or less made at a customer's home or sales...
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NLRB Ruling Regarding the Use of Temporary Employees

In a recent ruling the NLRB substantially changed its standard for determining the status of "joint-employers."  Previously the NLRB recognized that employers were only responsible for employees under their direct control.  The new decision came in a case involving Browning-Ferris Industries of California. As stated on the NLRB's website "In the decision, the Board applies long-established principles to find that two or more entities are joint employers of a single workforce if (1) they are both employers within the meaning of the common law;  and (2) they share or codetermine those matters governing the...
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