Ashley Kasarjian

Ashley Kasarjian

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Justice Sotomayor Visits Arizona State University

If this blog post were a movie, the opening scene would be the end of the evening—roaring applause and a standing ovation with Justice Sotomayor shaking hands, hugging kids at the end of the aisle, and walking through the...more

1/25/2017 - Justice Sotomayor Sonia Sotomayor Supreme Court Justices

New “Frequently Asked Questions” Released for Proposition 206

Yesterday, the Industrial Commission of Arizona released informal guidance in the form of “Frequently Asked Questions,” which provides additional information to assist with understanding Proposition 206 in Arizona (the Fair...more

12/15/2016 - Earned Sick Time Industrial Commissions Minimum Wage Paid Leave Paid Sick Leave Act Proposition 206 Sick Leave Sick Pay Wage and Hour

New Form I-9

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. This new form (dated 11/14/2016) must be used by employers as of January 22, 2017....more

11/28/2016 - I-9 Updated Forms USCIS Verification Requirements

Arizona’s Proposition 206 Addressing Paid Sick Leave Was Approved by Voters

Tuesday evening, Arizona voters approved Proposition 206 by a wide margin. My colleague, John Lomax, has provided a helpful summary of the new law affecting paid sick leave. The proposition will raise the minimum raise...more

11/10/2016 - Ballot Measures General Elections Minimum Wage Paid Leave Paid Sick Leave Act Sick Leave Sick Pay Wage and Hour

The Election Day Edition – An Overview of the Candidates’ Views of Workplace Laws

Only one day away from an election that, at best, can be described as a rollercoaster. The Arizona readers of the blog have undoubtedly observed that activity is at a high in this state since–for the first time in many...more

11/7/2016 - Hillary Clinton Minimum Wage Presidential Elections Trump Administration

Resource for Companies Evaluating Compliance with New Overtime Laws

Many companies are in the process of completing internal audits to prepare for the new salary and overtime rules that go into effect on December 1, 2016. While the changes do not impact the duties-portion of FLSA exemptions,...more

8/27/2016 - Bonuses DOL FLSA Holiday Pay Internal Audit Functions Minimum Salary Misclassification Over-Time Salespersons Technology Specialist Fees Temporary Employees White-Collar Exemptions

Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities Foundation and Peter Strojnik Have Filed Another Wave of Disability Lawsuits in...

Just as I finished writing about the wave of new Title III Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuits in Arizona, ABC15 published an expose on one of the organizations leading the pack in filing thousands of lawsuits–...more

8/11/2016 - Accessibility Rules ADA Disability Access Claims Disability Discrimination Public Accommodation Title III

Serial Plaintiffs Are Filing Waves of Disability Cases

Hotels, restaurants and retail establishments have been flooded with new lawsuits filed by serial plaintiffs that allege that a property (a place of public accommodation) is in violation of Title III of the Americans with...more

7/15/2016 - Accessibility Rules ADA Affirmative Defenses Association Claims Commercial Leases Disability Access Claims Indemnity Landlords Private Right of Action Property Insurance Public Accommodation Standing Tenants Title II

Serial Plaintiffs Are Filing Waves of Title III Disability Cases

Hotels, restaurants and retail establishments have been flooded with new lawsuits filed by serial plaintiffs that allege that a property (a place of public accommodation) is in violation of Title III of the Americans with...more

7/14/2016 - Accessibility Rules ADA Corporate Counsel Disability Disability Access Claims Disability Discrimination Hospitality Industry Hotels Public Accommodation Restaurant Industry Retailers Standing Title III

What Will Be Required By the New EEO-1 Pay Data Collection and Reporting Provisions?

By now, we have all read about the Executive Action and related regulations proposed by the EEOC that will require companies with 100 or more employees (not just federal contractors) to report to the government how much they...more

2/29/2016 - Data Collection EEO-1 EEOC Equal Pay Notice and Comment Pay Discrimination Reporting Requirements Wage and Hour

Ways to Boost Employee Morale

Often times the day-to-day issues that human resource professionals encounter with employees are not necessarily the legal “can we or can’t we” types of issues but, rather, are related to employees’ interactions with one...more

1/14/2016 - Corporate Culture Employee Retention Employee Training Human Resources Professionals

A Year of Change – Increasing Penalties and More

One thing we already know about 2016– this year will bring changes in many of the “numbers” we are accustomed to in the world of employment law: the OSHA penalties are likely to significantly increase, the salary level for...more

1/5/2016 - Exempt-Employees FLSA Minimum Salary Minimum Wage OSHA Penalties

New Overtime Regulations Will Impact Five Million Workers

For the first time in over a decade, the Department of Labor (Department) proposed updates yesterday to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) white collar overtime regulations. These changes will impact businesses...more

7/1/2015 - DOL Exempt-Employees FLSA Human Resources Professionals Multi-Factor Test NPRM White-Collar Exemptions

It’s That Time of Year Again!

It’s that time of year again! Yes, it’s the season to be thankful and there are many holidays on the horizon. And it is also the time where we are overflowing with gatherings and activities for all our organizations and...more

12/2/2014 - ADA Construction Industry Federal Contractors FMLA Holidays Human Resources Professionals Reasonable Accommodation Women-Owned Businesses Year-End Planning

General Counsel of the NLRB Opens the Door for Franchisors to be Liable for the Actions of their Franchisees

In a directive that has rocked the franchise world, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the Board) Office of the General Counsel determined that McDonald’s USA, LLC, as the franchisor, could potentially be held liable...more

7/31/2014 - Employer Liability Issues FLSA FMLA Franchises Joint Employers McDonalds NLRB Popular

Workplace Word - March 2013: Family and Medical Leave Act Amendments May Impact Company Policies

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) policies have been the subject of many changes over the past several years. The FMLA entitles an eligible employee to take up to 12 weeks (and in some situations 26 weeks) of unpaid leave...more

3/29/2013 - DOL FMLA Military Caregiver Leave Military Leave NDAA Qualifying Exigency Leave TRICARE

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