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The state’s newly passed budget reduces the top rate for high-income taxpayers from 8% to, eventually, a flat 2.5% and counters the impact of the Prop. 208 surtax. On June 30, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation, passed by House and Senate Republicans on party-line votes, that, according to a Governor’s Office statement, “paves the way for the largest tax cut in state history.” The new law provides a maximum tax rate of 4.5% (the…
Lang & Klain hosted the winning team in the 2021 Arizona High School Mock Trial Tournament, which occurred March 5-6 (regional) and March 25-27 (state). The team of eight students from Veritas Preparatory Academy in Phoenix took first place in the Arizona competition, with several members also winning individual awards, and qualified for the national competition. Lang & Klain litigation partner Bill Klain is a proud assistant coach for the winning Veritas Prep team.…
For the second straight year, Lang & Klain is ranked among Arizona’s top 10 law firms in Commercial Litigation, in the 2021 edition of Ranking Arizona . Generally considered to be Arizona’s largest business opinion poll, Ranking Arizona is a service of AzBigMedia, publishers of Az Business, AZRE and other business-related magazines. The survey is open to the public and offers choices from among more than 20,000 companies and firms in over 200 industries and…
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…