The July 2019 Snell & Wilmer “Under Construction” Newsletter Out

The summer edition of Snell & Wilmer’s Under Construction newsletter has been published. See here. The Labor and Employment team contributed to this issue. Mark Morris provides a recent update on Utah construction and negligence law, and John Lomax, Swen … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Out of the Weeds: Understanding Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Laws

Can an employer terminate the employment of a medical marijuana cardholder who tests positive after a work-related injury? A recent decision tackles this question and represents a first look at the legal issues under Arizona’s medical marijuana law. Employers and their … Continue reading

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Fair Credit Reporting Act Update: Employers Within the Ninth Circuit Are Required to Provide a “Stand-alone” Background Check Disclosure Form – Yes, Literally

On January 29, 2019, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a prospective employer does not satisfy the Fair Credit Reporting Act’s (“FCRA”) stand-alone disclosure requirement when it provides job applicants with a disclosure that also contains various state … Continue reading

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Winter Edition Of “Under Construction” Newsletter Published!

The winter edition of Snell & Wilmer’s “Under Construction” newsletter is out now. This issue takes a looks at: The importance of reviewing all of the contract documents or templates you may have to evaluate whether they need to be … Continue reading

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ADOSH Continues to Extend the Time Period for a Repeat Violation

When considering whether to admit to an ADOSH OSHA citation, keep in mind the changing time periods for a repeat citation. A repeat citation is issued when the employer has been cited previously for the same or substantially similar citation … Continue reading

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ADOSH Finally Approves Federal OSHA Silica Standard

On September 23, 2017, Federal OSHA adopted the silica standard for the construction industry. The general industry aspect of the silica standard took effect on June 23, 2018. As a state plan state, Arizona has six months to adopt the … Continue reading

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Voting on Marijuana in 2018: Medical or Recreational?

Will a marijuana issue be on your ballot this year? The state-by-state approach to medical and recreational marijuana means voters in at least four states will consider revisions to their laws on marijuana.  For employers with nationwide workforces or employees … Continue reading

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AZ: Prohibit Confidentiality Agreements in Sex Assault/Harassment Cases

The Arizona House of Representatives is considering House Bill 2020 that seeks to prohibit confidentiality agreements in cases of alleged sexual assault or sexual harassment. See here. Proposed by Rep. Maria Syms (R-Paradise Valley), HB 2020 casts any confidentiality agreement … Continue reading

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Arizona’s Industrial Commission Publishes Final Paid Sick Time Regulations

The Industrial Commission of Arizona published its final regulations pertaining to Proposition 206, otherwise known as the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act, A.R.S. §§ 23-371 to -375. A copy of the final regulations can be found here on page 2907.

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Ninth Circuit Holding Regarding FLSA Minimum Wage Compliance

A unanimous Ninth Circuit Panel on November 15, 2017, joined other circuits in holding that the appropriate methodology for determining minimum wage compliance under the Fair Labor Standards Act during any workweek is by calculation of the pay earned during … Continue reading

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