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Wall Street Journal | Glass Action: Google Glass Chronicles Personal Injury Struggles

What businesses do or don’t do to protect people from injury may soon be used against them in a court of law — by claimants wearing Google Glass. Clients at law firm Fennemore Craig P.C., including a double amputee, are wearing Glass to chronicle their personal injury struggles, generating evidence that can bolster their legal claims. It’s another example of how businesses are creating uses for Google’s wearable computer, which briefly went on sale to the public Tuesday, before a mass consumer release expected later this year.




Bankruptcy, Creditors Rights and Restructuring

Recent Cases Concerning “Springing” or “Bad-Boy” Guaranties - Are They Enforceable?


Employment and Labor Relations

Phoenix Business Journal | John Balitis discusses the impact of raising the minimum wage for tipped workers

Arizona Business Gazette | John Balitis comments on employer's responsibility to provide safe working environments

Phoenix Business Journal | John Balitis comments on the impact of SB 1062 for hospitals

Arizona Republic | John Balitis discusses how severance payments affect unemployment benefits

Shannon Pierce | Can't live without social media? #EmployersBeware

Social media is inescapable in modern workplace culture. It’s a commodity that led Twitter to complete a successful initial public offering and that likewise enabled a company like Snapchat to reject a $3billion all-cash offer from Facebook. As social media grows in power and prevalence, employers must understand how to harness it internally and protect themselves from it at the same time.



Lori Higuera and Shannon Pierce | Party Like Your Lawyer, Not Like a Rock Star | AZ Business Magazine

’Tis (or ’twil soon be) the season for family gatherings, gift giving and, of course, the company holiday party. Since no good deed goes un-litigated, ’tis also the season to prepare for the employee claims that always seem to arrive shortly after the company holiday party.



Phoenix Business Journal | John Balitis discusses how the Affordable Care Act impacts health insurance premiums

Arizona Republic | John Balitis discusses how the FLSA defines a workweek and overtime

Shannon Pierce | This year, party like your lawyer, not a rock star | Northern Nevada Business Weekly

In the midst of holiday merriment, companies should not lose sight of the regulations that continue to apply to company-sponsored events, even social events, in which no work is being performed.



Jessica Post | Employers face first EEOC complaints for asking about family medical history | Maricopa Lawyer

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is cracking down on employers when their contracted health care providers ask applicants or employees about their family medical history. In just the last month, the EEOC has filed two complaints under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).



John Balitis | How Personal Employment Information is Shared and Sold | AZ Business Magazine

John Balitis discusses the rules and limitations that apply to outsourcing employee verification services.




Environment

The Endangered Species Act: An Overview of Current Issues and Trends

Article by Robert D. Anderson focuses on Groundwater, Floodplains and "Waters of the United States"

Robert D. Anderson analyzes the changes in water regulations in an article titled Groundwater, Floodplains and "Waters of the United States" published in  The Water Report #91 (Sept. 15, 2011) www.TheWaterReport.com.




ERISA and Employee Benefits

Western Pension And Benefits Conference - Washington Update (October 2011)


Government Affairs

The Taxation of Mining

Those individuals and businesses engaged in the exploration for and extraction of minerals in this state will pay sales or use tax on goods they purchase or consume in the state.




Natural Resources and Endangered Species

The Endangered Species Act: An Overview of Current Issues and Trends


Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations

Kendis Key Muscheid and Richard Jost | Nevada's New Charitable Contribution Solicitation Law Tightens Up Process

Beginning this year, nonprofit corporations soliciting charitable contributions in Nevada have new requirements for both reporting and disclosures under NRS82.382 to 82.417, inclusive, pursuant to AB 60 of the 2013 Session.




Tax and Tax Controversies

The Taxation of Mining

Those individuals and businesses engaged in the exploration for and extraction of minerals in this state will pay sales or use tax on goods they purchase or consume in the state.




Water Law

Article by Robert D. Anderson focuses on Groundwater, Floodplains and "Waters of the United States"

Robert D. Anderson analyzes the changes in water regulations in an article titled Groundwater, Floodplains and "Waters of the United States" published in  The Water Report #91 (Sept. 15, 2011) www.TheWaterReport.com.




In The News

April 17, 2014
Wall Street Journal | Glass Action: Google Glass Chronicles Personal Injury Struggles [ARTICLE]

April 17, 2014
Phoenix Business Journal | John Balitis discusses the impact of raising the minimum wage for tipped workers [ARTICLE]

April 15, 2014
Fennemore Craig Attorneys Recognized as 2014 Southwest Super Lawyers® and Southwest Rising StarsSM [NEWS]

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Publications and Events
April 23, 2014
DOL Audits of Welfare Plans on the Rise – Are You Prepared? [SEMINAR]

April 18, 2014
Gov. Brewer Signs Law Exempting From Transaction Privilege and Use Tax Sales of Electricity and Natural Gas to Manufacturer [NEWSLETTER]

April 14, 2014
A Business Can Assert False Advertising for Indirect Harm [NEWSLETTER]

April 1, 2014
Cathy Reece Selected as The M&A Advisor’s 2014 Legal Advisor of the Year [NEWSLETTER]

March 25, 2014
Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Premier Leadership Series | Next Steps: The Future of the Fed [SEMINAR]