Impact Archives

How Does Arizona Same Sex Marriage Impact HR?

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On Friday October 17, same sex marriages became legal in Arizona. What are the changes that Arizona employers and their HR professionals need to be aware of? 1. The definition of spouse in employee manuals and handbooks. If a generic definition, such as “spouse” is used, there should not be a need to update. However,… Read More →

Phoenix Center Announces Mayor’s Arts Awards


Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Phoenix Center for the Arts will present the Mayor’s Arts Awards, November 21, 2014, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Tickets cost just $75 and are available for purchase at the Phoenix Center for the Arts box office or by calling 602-254-3100. Art lovers and community-minded individuals can reserve their spot in this… Read More →

Mortgage lenders prepare for impact of Dodd-Frank Act


Stan Feffer is president and chief operating officer of Grand Canyon Title Agency, Inc. – a Phoenix-based firm with 18 offices located throughout Maricopa County. When Feffer is not leading Grand Canyon’s 120 employees, he prefers to navigate the cool waters off the coast of San Diego on his surf board. Patiently waiting for the… Read More →

Steptoe hosts Construction Industry Tax Seminar

by in Events | Featured | Legal | Real Estate

Contractors, developers, construction managers, and homebuilders are invited to attend Steptoe & Johnson’s 10th Annual Construction Industry Tax Seminar co-sponsored by the AzBusiness Magazine. Steptoe’s tax lawyers will bring participants an annual update on the latest developments in Arizona’s sales and property taxation. The seminar will take place September 27, 2013 and the Arizona Biltmore… Read More →

How will airline merger impact Arizona?

by in Business News | Travel

The potential merger of US Airways and American Airways raised fears in Arizona that the combined airline would ditch its major hub in Phoenix, costing thousands of jobs in a region just now recovering from the housing collapse and recession that crippled the economy for years. But when the merger was announced Thursday, city and… Read More →

What an American-US Airways merger means to you

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While American Airlines and US Airways have started merger discussions, it would be several months — if not years — before passengers see any real impact. Passengers with existing tickets on American or US Airways — and members of both frequent flier programs — shouldn’t fret. No changes will come anytime soon. Assuming quick merger… Read More →