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Valley cities rank high for Hispanic business climate


The United States is often dubbed “a nation of immigrants.” But lately the path to American citizenship has been a rough road, especially for an increasing number of Hispanics. Whether they’ve entered U.S. borders lawfully or otherwise, many have felt the sting of marginalization, racism and discrimination in every kind of social environment. And despite… Read More →

Language issues become workplace legal issues

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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 →

Social Media Series: Prohibiting Employees’ Use Of Social Media At Work

Banning Social Media
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This article is part of an on-going, social media series. Because the law still is evolving, many employers are fearful of disciplining and terminating their employees for conduct on social networking sites. While this apprehension is understandable, it need not paralyze employers from protecting their legitimate business interests with an appropriate social networking policy. Recently,… Read More →

State And Federal Laws Are Putting More Responsibility On Businesses To Manage Foreign National Employees

Manage Foreign National Employees - AZ Business Magazine Jul/Aug 2010

Arizona’s Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act, better known as SB 1070, is due to be implemented this month, and will grant expanded investigation powers to police and enable arrest based on an officer’s reasonable suspicion that an individual is in Arizona illegally. The difficulty for businesses is obvious – employers are the… Read More →