Unanimous Supreme Court Makes Retaliation Claims Easier

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act prohibits publicly traded companies from retaliating against employees who report actions they reasonably believe amount to criminal fraud or violations of securities laws. Trevor Murray sued UBS, claiming he was fired for reporting what he believed to be unethi
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New Partner at BurnsBarton

BurnsBarton is proud to announce that Alison Pulaski Carter has become a partner at the firm. Alison is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Arizona College of Law. During her career Alison has demonstrated a unique ability to manage complex litigation, negotiate resolu
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Greater Cooperation between the EEOC and DOL means More Charges for Employers

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Greater Cooperation between the EEOC and DOL means More Charges for Employers The EEOC and Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will allow greater cooperation between the agencies. Touted as a move that will allow “great
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Free labor could cost you: an overview of internship wage compliance

As summer approaches, many employers are looking to hire student interns. The benefits of summer internships are mutual: Companies create an accessible group of potential future hires, while interns obtain real- world workplace experience and training, as well as valuable networking o
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COVID-19 as a Disability Under the ADA

On December 14, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released guidance that workers with disabilities stemming from COVID-19 are protected from discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and may be eligible for reasonable accommodations.  T
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President Biden’s Executive Order Encourages the FTC to Limit Non-Competes

On July 9, 2021, President Biden signed an executive order targeting barriers to competition in the American economy. Believing that non-compete clauses restrict employees’ ability to change jobs and negotiate higher wages, President Biden’s executive order encourages the Federal Trad
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OSHA’s New COVID-19 Healthcare Emergency Temporary Standard

The Department of Labor has finally released its Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) for workers in healthcare settings. Managed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”), the ETS goes into effect upon publication to the Federal Register, and will remain in effect
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The Safety Sensitive Exception Under Fire – Tentative Decision Challenges Well-Settled Landscape of Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Act

United States District Judge Dominic Lanza issued a tentative ruling in Lee v. Albertsons LLC, 2:19-CV-04493-DWL (D. Ariz.) which challenges the “safety sensitive” exception to Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Act (“AMMA”).  Lee’s case arose after Albertsons terminated Lee’s employment bec
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Recreational Marijuana – Recommendations for Arizona Employers

It is now legal for marijuana dispensaries in Arizona to sell recreational marijuana to individuals 21 years old and older, so many employers are wondering how this will impact the workplace. However, it is important to note that under Arizona’s recreational marijuana law, called the
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Newly Revised Optional-Use FMLA Forms and Request for Public Feedback

Today, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (“WHD”) unveiled newly revised forms for employers and employees to use in connection with the administration and use of leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). The newly revised forms consist of:
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