As a result of Arizona Senate Bill 1403, effective September 24, 2022, the Arizona worker’s compensation statute will be amended to add section A.R.S. § 23-1061(N). The new statutory provision applies when an insurance company and/or a self-insuring employer receives a written notification of an injury from an injured employee who intends to file a […]
Movie stars, musicians and athletes are popping up everywhere urging Americans to vote. Your employees are getting the message. So, what happens if an employee asks to take time off of work to vote? Do you have to grant the time off? Do you have to pay for the time? The answers to these questions […]
This November, Arizona voters will decide whether to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. One burning question for employers: How does this impact operations? We consider some of the issues here.
Arizona’s Seldom Discussed Statutory Prohibition of Arbitration Agreements Between Employers and Employees
There has been much publicity recently regarding a series of states enacting state statutes intended to restrict or prohibit mandatory arbitration agreements in the employment context. The most recent such endeavor to be highly publicized is California’s A.B. 51, which arguably prohibits employers from making arbitration agreements a condition of offered or continued employment. As […]
Mandatory Bereavement Leave and Gender Expression/Sexual Orientation Protection Bills Working Their Way Through Arizona’s Legislature
Two important employment-related bills have been introduced in the House of Representatives of Arizona’s legislature. The first, HB2116, would make bereavement leave for the death of a child mandatory for any employers that are already subject to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The second, HB2335, is part of a larger bill that also deals […]
Over the last decade, the proliferation of state and local laws regulating employers has exploded. Whether it is minimum wage increases or salary history bans, the number of issues being addressed on a state and local level is unprecedented. But the evolving state laws on marijuana has and will continue to generate challenges for employers. […]
Arizona’s minimum wage is set to increase to $12.00 on January 1, 2020. The $1.00 increase is the largest jump under the schedule listed in A.R.S. § 23-363 pursuant to Proposition 206. On November 8, 2016, Arizona voters approved Proposition 206, referred to as the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act (the “Act”). The Act […]
The summer edition of Snell & Wilmer’s Under Construction newsletter has been published. See here. The Labor and Employment team contributed to this issue. Mark Morris provides a recent update on Utah construction and negligence law, and John Lomax, Swen Prior, Marian Zapata-Rossa, and Rubi Bujanda discuss the evolving Arizona and Nevada marijuana laws in […]
Can an employer terminate the employment of a medical marijuana cardholder who tests positive after a work-related injury? A recent decision tackles this question and represents a first look at the legal issues under Arizona’s medical marijuana law. Employers and their counsel should familiarize themselves with this decision. For more information, read on here.
Fair Credit Reporting Act Update: Employers Within the Ninth Circuit Are Required to Provide a “Stand-alone” Background Check Disclosure Form – Yes, Literally
On January 29, 2019, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a prospective employer does not satisfy the Fair Credit Reporting Act’s (“FCRA”) stand-alone disclosure requirement when it provides job applicants with a disclosure that also contains various state and federal disclosure requirements. This is a significant development, and one which employers and consumer […]