Are Your Exempt Employees Paid Enough?

by Jill Chasson

Almost every business has workers who are classified as exempt from the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. The most common exemptions, often referred to as the “white collar” exemptions, are for executive, administrative and professional (EAP) employees. For the past 15 years, the minimum salary for such employees has been $455 … [More]

Five Legal Issues to Consider when Starting a Special Needs Business

by Annette Hines

Finding employment is very challenging for people with disabilities across the United States. Most disabled adults will be unemployed or underemployed for a good part of their adult life. Some families and disabled individuals have gotten creative and have decided to solve this issue of employment by becoming entrepreneurs. They have started small businesses like making baked … [More]

Tax Issues for Arizona Retailers and Taxpayers

by Otto S. Shill III

In the summer of 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court officially recognized our country’s significant shift from local to online sales of goods by overruling the longstanding precedent that previously prevented state and local governments from imposing sales taxes unless a seller had a physical connection or “nexus” with the state. While earlier decisions had determined that physical … [More]

Cutting through the Weed(s)

by Alejandro Pérez

The legalization of marijuana in Arizona has created an exciting buzz in this State. Medical marijuana has proven itself a unique, and potentially lucrative, business endeavor. Medical marijuana has also caused some serious frustrations; this is especially so for employers. Many employers find themselves confused as to whether they can still drug test and, particularly, how to … [More]

Minimum Wage and Tip-Pooling

by Chris Mason

Wages are a constant pressure point for businesses, especially restaurants. Restaurant owners and managers face relentless pressure to minimize costs — particularly labor costs, which tend to overwhelm their balance sheets. Restaurant employers are understandably worried about the rapidly increasing minimum wage requirements. Just one year ago, most Arizona employers were … [More]