Category: Legal Alerts

Identity Theft Prevention Program

July 5, 2009 By Gust Rosenfeld In Legal Alerts

Effective August 1, 2009, businesses and organizations with consumer or other accounts at risk for identity theft must develop and implement an Identity Theft Prevention Program. They also need to heed identity theft “red flags.” Who Must Comply Covered entities include banks, credit unions and other financial institutions, any business […]

Amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act

March 16, 2009 By Gust Rosenfeld In Legal Alerts

Recent amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) significantly increases employers’ obligations. It not only increases the number of individuals covered but also increases the types of impairments protected. The amendments specifically reverse two U.S. Supreme Court decisions that narrowed ADA coverage. Congress criticized the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission […]

Employer Sanctions Law Amendments

August 28, 2008 By Gust Rosenfeld In Legal Alerts

Our legislature recently made important changes to the employer sanctions statutes (HB 2745) for employees hired after December 31, 2007. Unauthorized Aliens Employers that knowingly or intentionally hire, directly or indirectly, unauthorized aliens are subject to liability. Penalties include: terminating all unauthorized aliens, employer probation and terminating business licenses. Economic […]

New Arizona Minimum Wage Rate

December 21, 2007 By Gust Rosenfeld In Legal Alerts

Effective January 1, 2008, Arizona’s minimum wage will increase from $6.75/hour to $6.90/hour. Importantly, Arizona employers must pay Arizona’s rate, which is $1.05 higher than the Federal rate. Tipped employees will also benefit with an increase to at least $3.90 per hour. These increases result from the November 2006 Arizona […]

New Open Meeting Law Amendment

September 18, 2007 By Gust Rosenfeld In Legal Alerts

Effective September 19, 2007, all subcommittees, advisory boards or commissions of a public body will be required to keep minutes under a recently adopted amendment to Arizona’s Open Meeting Law. Such subcommittees and advisory boards will now be required to make available to the public the minutes of a meeting, […]

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