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Implications of the Zika virus on business travel

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The Zika virus is the latest source of sleepless nights for public health officials, but it is also starting to take its emotional toll on U.S. employers. Reports of children born with microcephaly and an uptick in reported cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome, which can cause numbness, nerve damage, paralysis and sometimes death in affected patients,… Read More →

Fisher & Phillips Adds New Practice Group

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Fisher & Phillips LLP announced that it has formed a new Government Solutions Practice Group to help employers who are faced with a fluid and evolving legislative and regulatory regime at the federal, state and local levels of government. The practice focuses on labor and employment legislation and regulations in areas such as: workplace discrimination;… Read More →

New App for HR Professionals

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by in Featured | Mobile | Tech | Workforce

Fisher & Phillips LLP announced that it has developed a Smartphone and Tablet app that allows employers to calculate certain FMLA leaves of absence. The Beta FMLA Leave Calculator app will allow human resource professionals and other managers to calculate basic leave requests and determine how much FMLA leave an employee has available. This Beta… Read More →

Determining Supervisory Status in Harassment Cases

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by in Featured | Legal | Workforce

In a season filled with many highly-anticipated rulings from the Supreme Court, one that warrants particular attention by Arizona employers is its June 24, 2013 decision in Vance v. Ball State University, in which the Court clarified the circumstances under which employers will be held strictly (i.e., automatically) liable for harassment by supervisors. According to… Read More →

Advancing Arizona’s Heroes

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by in Business News | Economy

This week, our nation took time to celebrate the enormous contributions and sacrifices of those who have served in our Armed Forces. Just in time for Veterans Day, the Arizona Chamber Foundation released its latest policy brief, Economic Opportunity for Arizona Veterans. This new report highlights the importance of veteran employment and outlines specific policy… Read More →

Employers post biggest job gains in 4 years

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U.S. employers posted the most job openings in four years in June, a positive sign that hiring may pick up. The Labor Department said Tuesday job openings rose to a seasonally adjusted 3.8 million in June, up from 3.7 million in May. That’s the most since July 2008. Layoffs fell. The data follow Friday’s report… Read More →