September 4, 2017

As you may recall, the EEO-1 Report was revised in 2016 to include pay data and employers were going to have to start reporting the pay data in 2018, due to the EEO-1 filing deadline being extended to 2018.  Well, on August 29, 2017, employers were issued a slight repr...

July 27, 2017

There has been some activity recently regarding the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) revisions to the white-collar exemptions.  Let’s refresh your memory on what has happened to date… As you may recall, final rules were published by the DOL in May 2016 (2016 Rules) and...

July 14, 2017

On July 1, 2017, new California regulations protecting transgender individuals took effect.  For awhile the protected classes under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act have included gender identity and gender expression.  The new regulations provide additional...

June 30, 2017

The Industrial Commission had indicated that they were going to issue revised proposed paid sick leave rules based on all the comments they had received.  Well, they did!  You can find them here.  Everyone gets the opportunity again to comment on the proposed rule...

June 16, 2017

In my years of reviewing handbooks and company policies, it is not uncommon to see a policy that prohibits or restricts in some way an employee recording conversations or taking pictures in the workplace.  For employers that have such policies, beware!  Let’s take a lo...

June 1, 2017

We hear in the news of heroin addiction and drug-related deaths rising.  This has reached epidemic levels in certain communities across the country.  What you may not realize is that Arizona is not immune from this problem.  In fact, Governor Ducey created the Arizona...

May 18, 2017

As we know, in Arizona paid sick leave (PSL) accrues based on hours worked.  Lately, I have been getting a lot of questions about what really counts as “hours worked.”  So, I thought it was time to revisit this topic. 

The rules for Arizona’s minimum wage and...

May 11, 2017

Every organization in Arizona is in the midst of preparing for implementing Paid Sick Leave (PSL) on July 1, 2017.  In case you missed it the Arizona Industrial Commission issued proposed rules on May 5, 2017.  You can find them here.  The public can provide comments t...

May 4, 2017

California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) recently enacted regulations that impact an employer’s ability to use criminal background checks in employment decisions.  The new regulations go into effect on July 1, 2017.  The text of the new regulations...

April 3, 2017

While many of us are focused on Arizona’s paid sick leave requirements it is important to not forget about California’s paid sick leave (PSL) requirements if your organization has employees in California.  California’s PSL requirements were enacted by the Healthy Workp...

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