Ducey Extends COVID-19 Eviction Protections, Expands Rental Assistance Access

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Governor Doug Ducey signed an Executive Order extending a moratorium on residential evictions until October 31, 2020, providing continued protections for renters who are facing economic hardship as a result of COVID-19. The order ensures renters impacted by COVID-19 will be able to stay in their homes while extending the time to access rental assistance … [More]

Popular Restaurant Provides Meals for Greater Phoenix-Area First Responders

Casa Amigos

Casa Amigos, the popular restaurant in the heart of Scottsdale's entertainment district, is supporting local police and fire departments in the Greater Phoenix metro area by donating free meals to first responders supporting our community. Casa Amigos, and parent company Evening Entertainment Group, recognize the importance of their partnership with the police and fire … [More]

Be an Industry Disruptor: 5 Keys to Making Positive Change

by Shelley Armato

Everyone has the potential to be an industry leader. These leaders are the ones who transform the world—who disrupt their industry and launch massive and positive change. The challenge is that too many people are comfortable and complacent with where they are. They’ve settled into the pattern of reacting to disruptions rather than causing them. Think about your own industry … [More]

Five Legislative Priorities Help Ensure Small Businesses Have Necessary Resources and Protection for Recovery

NFIB

As small businesses continue efforts to reopen and Congress and the Administration prepare the next phase of legislation, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization, issued a plan, “NFIB Phase Four Legislative Priorities for Small Business Recovery,” today. The plan lays out five legislative priorities to … [More]

Walgreens and DoorDash Delivery Collaboration to Start in Phoenix This Summer

by Mike Hunter

Walgreens and DoorDash, the nation’s leading last-mile logistics platform, announced a new collaboration to offer on-demand delivery to customers in select cities with plans to expand to markets throughout the country. Today, customers in the Chicago, Atlanta and Denver areas can order on-demand delivery from Walgreens through the DoorDash app and website, selecting from an … [More]

Weekly Jobless Claims Up by more than 1 Million, 17th Straight Week

U.S. Department of Labor

In the week ending July 11, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 1,300,000, a decrease of 10,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised down by 4,000 from 1,314,000 to 1,310,000. The 4-week moving average was 1,375,000, a decrease of 60,000 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was … [More]

New Enhancements to Assist Employees, Employers in Use of Family and Medical Leave

U.S. Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) today announced significant steps to streamline optional-use forms that workers can use to request and employers can use to coordinate leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). WHD also published a Request for Information (RFI) in the Federal Register seeking the public’s feedback on the law’s administration … [More]

During the Workweek, 69% of Employees Spend more than an Hour in Meetings

The Manifest

More than two-thirds of employees (69%) are in meetings for more than an hour a week, according to a new survey from The Manifest, a B2B news and how-to website. With meetings being held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses are finding that their employees have different feelings toward regular business meetings. Specifically, with everchanging schedules and … [More]