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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Supreme Court Blocks OSHA Vaccine-or-Test Mandate for Large Private Employers

Today (1/13/22), the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate by enjoining OSHA’s ETS, which required employers to mandate vaccines or test unvaccinated employees weekly.  The Court found that Congress had not given federal agencies like OSHA the power to
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SCOTUS Hears Arguments on OSHA’s Vaccine-or-Test ETS

On Friday, January 7, 2022 the Supreme Court held oral arguments to address  OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard related to COVID-19.  The two-hour long arguments were intense and revealed a sharply divided court with the conservative justices questioning OSHA’s authority, and the mor
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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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BurnsBarton Partner, Kate King, Appointed to Arizona Supreme Court

You can read the announcement on Kate's Appointment to the Arizona Supreme Court from Governor Ducey here: https://azgovernor.gov/governor/news/2021/07/governor-ducey-appoints-kathryn-hackett-king-arizona-supreme-court. Read more [...]
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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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