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Passage of HB 2045 reminds Arizona employers with 15 or more employees that they are barred from discriminating against employees on the basis of pregnancy or childbirth. G. Women who are affected by pregnancy or childbirth or related medical conditions shall be treated the same for all employment-related purposes, including receipt of benefits under fringe benefit programs, as other persons not so affected but similar in their ability or inability to work […]. As a…
Not many people like to be told what to do – especially by the federal government – but complying with tighter OSHA standards and keeping your workforce intact are good for business. Employer efforts to protect workers from Covid-19 are a focus of the Biden Administration. On January 21, the President issued an Executive Order on Protecting Worker Health and Safety , which, among other things, requires the Labor Department to: “review [OSHA] enforcement efforts…
The proposed hike in the federal minimum wage may cause some Arizona employers to overlook the latest increase in the state’s minimum wage. EXCEPTIONS; The state’s minimum wage does not apply to workers who are employed by a parent or a sibling; perform babysitting services in the employer’s home on a casual basis; employed by the State of Arizona or the federal government; or employed by a “small business” that has annual gross revenues under…
Photo Credit: Ian Hutchinson @ Unsplash The $900 billion coronavirus relief bill that became law Sunday evening offers important benefits for most employers, small businesses and families. Here are some of the highlights. STIMULUS PAYMENTS TO INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES Households will receive a maximum of $600 per adult and $600 for each child. The payments start phasing out when 2019 individual adjusted gross income exceeds $75,000 ($150,000 for married couples filing jointly) or when head-of-household…
Shutting down a boisterous short-term rental property is not easy, but the right combination of legal and administrative strategies may help restore peace and quiet to your neighborhood. A Serious Problem For neighbors, the consequences are real and serious. An “unruly gathering” can result in: increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic (including Uber and Lyft pickups and deliveries); parking congestion (on public and private property); noise from guests, vehicles, music, fireworks, etc.; public intoxication; trespassing (including…
Personal liability for a licensee’s poor workmanship or failure to pay should discourage individuals from serving as “qualifying party” without hands-on involvement. Under Arizona law amended in 2019, a registered contractor’s qualifying party is now responsible for any violations of state law specifically governing the licensing of contractors.[1]  A.R.S. 32-1127(B) states: “While engaged as the qualifying party for a licensee, the qualifying party is responsible for any violation of [Title 32, Chapter 10] by the…