Category Archives: Employment Law

Arizona Minimum Wage Increase and New Sick Leave Law (Notice Postings)

Proposition 206 passed in Arizona and that means A.R.S. § 23-363 and § 23-364 are in effect as of January 1, 2017.  These statutes increase the minimum wage and create a requirement that all employers provide a sick leave benefit for their employees. Minimum Wage The Arizona Minimum Wage is increased to $10 per hour as of January 1, 2017.  There will be annual increases as follows: January 1, 2018: $10.50 January 1, 2019: $11.00 January 1, 2020: $12.00 After 2020 there will be annual cost of living increases. Sick Leave Benefits Starting July 1, 2017, all Arizona employers must provide a sick...
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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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