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Arizona’s New Paid Sick Time Law

Posted on Jun 6, 2017 | Comments Off on Arizona’s New Paid Sick Time Law

Arizona voters approved the Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Time Off Initiative, better known as Proposition 206, in November of 2016. Proposition 206 immediately increased Arizona’s minimum wage to $10.00 per hour and requires Arizona employers to provide paid sick time to all employees.  The minimum wage increase took effect January 1, 2017; however, the paid sick time does not go into effect July 1, 2017. Since July 1st is almost here, we wanted to highlight some critical elements that need to be understood in order for businesses to implement policies that adhere to the new regulations....

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We’ve Moved!

Posted on Nov 11, 2016 | Comments Off on We’ve Moved!

Boreale Law is excited to announce our recent move to our new office in the Transamerica Building located at 177 N. Church Avenue, Suite 1100. If you are in the neighborhood, stop by for a tour; or better yet, schedule an appointment to find out how Boreale Law can be your partner in Smart Business...

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Business Growth in a Regulatory Environment

Posted on Sep 4, 2016 | Comments Off on Business Growth in a Regulatory Environment

In years past, the fabric of our society was woven with wonderful success stories of entrepreneurs who embodied the American Dream. Starting a business from the ground up is the epitome of this pursuit. There are countless examples of pioneers who took out their life savings and risked everything to venture out on their own with little more than an idea. America saw the Wright Brothers as they defied gravity at the beginning of the 20th century. We marveled at Thomas Edison, who created many of the inventions that we enjoy today. Much later we saw a new breed of entrepreneurs, such as Steve...

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Call for Small Business Nominations!

Posted on Jul 12, 2016 | Comments Off on Call for Small Business Nominations!

The Minority and Small Business Alliance of Southern Arizona (MSBA) is seeking nominations.   This year’s event, presented by the Minority and Small Business Alliance of Southern Arizona (MSBA), will be held on September 29, 2016 at Westward Look Resort, 245 E. Ina Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704. The MSBA is a non-profit 501c(3) organization composed of members from local, state and federal agencies as well as corporations and small business owners.  Throughout the year MSBA conducts and/or sponsors educational workshops focused on small business growth and development.  The MSBA also hosts an awards...

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Making the Case for an Employee Handbook

Posted on May 25, 2016 | Comments Off on Making the Case for an Employee Handbook

The secretary’s voice beckons you to the reception area – there is a man with some papers for you.  You tentatively greet the stranger who then hands you a stack of paperwork including a summons and legal complaint against your company.  The complaint outlines a series of alleged missteps taken by your company related to the recent firing of a disruptive employee. Now you are looking down the barrel of a half-million-dollar lawsuit, not to mention the countless thousands of additional dollars needed for legal fees.    How could this have been avoided?  What could have been done...

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New DOL Rules – Change is in the Air

Posted on Mar 25, 2016 | Comments Off on New DOL Rules – Change is in the Air

A number of very significant changes are about to impact small business owners. The Department of Labor (DOL) is proposing a major change in “White Collar Exemptions” to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  These changes are expected to come into play much earlier than previously anticipated, and may be enacted as early as May 16, 2016 – well ahead of previous estimates of June or even later in the summer of 2016. DOL is specifically proposing a significant increase in salary in order to qualify for white collar exemptions. Employees who meet specific criteria are exempt...

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