Category Archives: Construction

Registrar of Contractors Complaints for Non-Payment

Contractors and subcontractors throughout Arizona are familiar with the Arizona Registrar of Contractors ability to cite a licensed contractor for poor workmanship.  However, many contractors are unaware that the Arizona Registrar of Contractors ("ROC") also has the authority to cite a contractor or subcontractor for failure to pay money it owes.  The ROC can suspend or revoke a contracting license for: "Failure by a licensee or agent or official of a licensee to pay monies in excess of seven hundred fifty dollars when due for materials or services rendered in connection with the licensee's...
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Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Law

Our business and contractor clients have had numerous questions about the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act.  The primary concern for employers is how to handle employees who have a prescription for the use of marijuana, or claim to have a prescription.  Employers must be careful in addressing this issue, and unlike before the Act a positive drug test showing the presence of marijuana is not necessarily a basis for discipline. The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act prohibits an employer from terminating an employee (a patient who has been prescribed medical marijuana) for use of medical marijuana...
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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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