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Tempe City Council Broadens Anti-Discrimination Ordinance To Encompass Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, And Transgendered Individuals

On February 27, 2014, by unanimous vote, the Tempe City Council approved a proposal to expand the Tempe City Code’s anti-discrimination ordinance to prohibit discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodation on...more

3/3/2014 - Anti-Discrimination Policies Gender Identity Sexual Orientation Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Arizona Court Of Appeals Decision Highlights Employer’s Burden Of Proving Disqualification From Unemployment Benefits

The Arizona Court of Appeals recently issued an opinion overturning the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board’s denial of unemployment benefits to an employee who was terminated for excessive tardiness. ...more

6/5/2013 - Burden of Proof Disqualification Hiring & Firing Unemployment Benefits Willful Misconduct

New Legislation Requires Individuals To Support Claims For Unemployment Benefits With Information And Documents

On March 28, 2013, Governor Jan Brewer signed into law House Bill 2147, which shifts the initial obligation to provide information regarding a claim for unemployment benefits from the employer to the individual applying for...more

4/4/2013 - New Legislation Proof of Claims Required Documentation Unemployment Benefits

Industrial Commission Of Arizona Raises Minimum Wage To $7.80 For 2013

The Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA) announced on October 18, 2012 that Arizona’s minimum wage will increase from its current hourly rate of $7.65 to $7.80 for the calendar year 2013. This 15-cent bump is based on the...more

10/19/2012 - Minimum Wage Wages

Arizona Supreme Court Limits Employer’s Vicarious Liability For Employee’s Off-Duty, On-Location Assignment Car Accident

On July 9, 2012, the Arizona Supreme Court issued an employer-friendly opinion holding that an employer was not vicariously liable for negligent conduct committed by an employee during an out-of-town assignment, after work...more

7/12/2012 - Employer Liability Issues Off-Duty Employees Respondeat Superior Vicarious Liability

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