Don’t Get Ill Over Earned Paid Sick Time

by Alejandro Pérez

Earned Paid Sick Time is a surprisingly complex law that requires exacting compliance. Failure to adhere to its requirements can expose a business to serious liability. But, it’s nothing to get sick over. Careful planning and thoughtful policies will help avoid potential litigation. I review employee handbooks on a routine basis. One thing I find most employers get wrong is … [More]

Legal Pitfalls of Unsolicited Texting and Calling

by Garrett Olexa

For businesses that use texting as a marketing tool, it is critical that they become familiar with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Some of the largest well-known companies in the country have paid millions in settlements and verdicts for alleged violations of the TCPA. Capital One reportedly agreed to pay more than $73 million to settle a TCPA class action. Dish … [More]

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]