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Businesses may be forced to reveal pay practices

The gender gap

The federal government announced its intent to gather additional pay information from larger employers, forcing all businesses with more than 100 workers to provide detailed information about their pay practices in an effort to address gender discrimination. If the president’s plan moves forward as expected, employers will be subject to a heightened pay transparency standard… Read More →

Ogletree Deakins earns Best Lawyers recognition

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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, has seven attorneys from the firm’s Arizona offices that were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016. The lawyers on the 2016 list were reviewed by their peers on the basis of… Read More →

Joe Clees among ‘Most Powerful’ lawyers

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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, has announced that Joe Clees, a shareholder in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been named to Human Resource Executive magazine’s 2015 list of “The Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys.” This is the seventh consecutive year… Read More →

7 Ogletree Deakins attorneys earn honor

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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, announced today that seven attorneys from the firm’s Arizona offices were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015. The 2015 list was compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review survey… Read More →

Ogletree Deakins Named a ‘Law Firm of the Year’

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by in Business News | Legal

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, has been named “Law Firm of the Year” in two categories, Employment Law – Management and Labor Law – Management, in the 2014 edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list.… Read More →

‘Bring Your Own Device’ trend a growing concern

iPhone Business Apps
by in Featured | Mobile | Tech | Workforce

The rise in popularity of smart phones, tablets and laptops has blurred the increasingly thin line between professional and personal life, between work time and personal time. But it’s is also creating security concerns for business owners who let their employees use those tech toys for work. “Employers need to address the question of how… Read More →

Clees Among ‘Nation’s Most Powerful Attorneys’

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by in Business News | Legal | Workforce

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, announced that Joe Clees, a shareholder in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been named to Human Resource Executive magazine’s 2013 list of the “Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys.” This is the fifth consecutive year that… Read More →

Language issues become workplace legal issues

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by in Featured | Legal | Workforce

Two Whole Foods grocery store employees in Albuquerque were recently suspended after getting in a dispute with their manager over speaking Spanish in the workplace. That incident raises an employment law question that leaves many Arizona employers scratching their heads: Can employers require their employees to only speak English in the workplace? The answer to… Read More →

Ogletree Deakins Attorneys Ranked in Chambers USA

Joe Clees, Tibor Nagy, Jr., and Mark Kisicki
by in Business News | Legal

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, announced that Joe Clees and Mark Kisicki, from the firm’s Phoenix office, and Tibor Nagy, Jr., from the firm’s Tucson office, have been included in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA, an annual ranking of… Read More →

2013 Top Lawyers list: Employment and labor

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by in Featured | Legal | Workforce

Az Business magazine’s 2013 top lawyer list was created after the editorial department asked Arizona law firms to nominate their two best attorneys from 16 different categories for consideration. Those nominees were put on a ballot and were voted on by their peers in the legal community and the readers of Az Business magazine to… Read More →

Ogletree Deakins Elects Shareholders

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by in Business News | Legal

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to announce that Christopher J. Meister and Nonnie L. Shivers, from the firm’s Phoenix office, have been elected to the position of shareholder. Meister has extensive experience litigating matters involving trade secrets and… Read More →

Arizona employers face an onslaught of wage and hour claims

Nonexempt Vs. Exempt Employees
by in Business News | Legal | Workforce

For Shayna Balch, business is booming. Since the start of 2012, the labor attorney at Fisher & Phillips in Phoenix is seeing — on average — one to three wage and hour cases filed each day. This is compared with one or two a month in previous years. Nationally, the number of new Fair Labor… Read More →