Employment & Labor

Organization is more important than ever. Many of us are working remotely. Even if you aren’t, being organized makes a difference. If you have children, school is about to start around the country with remote learning, pulling even more on your time. Being organized will put you in the best position to be successful in all facets of your life. Now is the time to organize or, if you are organized, to reorganize. Delay rarely helps in any situation and disorganization leads to disaster. It not only can make you late on your commitments, it can adversely affect your business…
  A sudden, unexpected legal crisis can afflict a business at any time. Theft by an employee, a sudden health-related event such as the world experienced this year, a discrimination or harassment claim, issues with contractors or landlords, intellectual property infringement, and other serious matters can place you in urgent need of skilled, experienced legal […] The post Don’t Wait Until Legal Problems Strike — Get to Know an Attorney Now appeared first on Harrison Law.…
Most professionals still are working remotely and will be for the foreseeable future. This makes mentoring relationships more challenging. You can have phone calls or Zoom calls with a mentor or accountability partner, but mentoring relationships grow from forging a relationship based on knowing each other. Getting to know each other is harder to do by phone or Zoom unless that close relationship already existed. Even then, it’s not as good as being able to spend time together in person. All of this makes beginning new mentoring relationships more challenging because it’s easier to build the relationship and trust through…
Whether the coronavirus has relieved either party of its contractual responsibilities depends on the specific facts of your situation and the wording of your agreement. As you work your way through the recent economic downturn and rebound, you may have concerns about meeting your contractual obligations or enforcing the obligations that other parties owe to you. In adapting your business practices to comply with CDC guidelines and the Governor’s orders, it is critical that you understand the provisions of your contracts and the steps you can take to protect yourself and your business. CHECK YOUR CONTRACTS Does your contract contain…
To help our LLC clients avoid the new law’s unfavorable default provisions, we offer a $900 flat-fee option for updating most operating agreements. On September 1, Arizona’s new LLC law goes into full effect, totally replacing Arizona’s original LLC statutes. The new law imposes various default provisions that, if not affirmatively addressed, could undermine some of the benefits that you expected to achieve by choosing an LLC form of entity. Those provisions include: fiduciary duties contributions and distributions record keeping personal liability indemnification dissolution dispute resolution Your LLC can avoid the new law’s default provisions, including the imposition of fiduciary…
Have you ever trained or practiced something with a goal in mind, such as improving your time on your daily run, memorizing your lines for your role at the local theater, or something similar? When you do, you have to make time to work up to your goal. With no preparation, you may finish the race, but it won’t be fast and you likely will feel it in your body for quite some time. If you don’t practice those lines and really get them down, the opening night will be uncomfortable, at best. These are examples of why preparation matters.…
  Our Arizona-based law firm continues to bring added value to our clients by introducing them to the latest information, insights, news and advice from leading media sources and authorities about today’s business world. Our Harrison Law LinkedIn business page gives us the opportunity to post links to articles from these informative sources. We also […] The post LinkedIn Spotlight Series: “Wave of New Laws to Take Effect in 2020: Electric Cars, Data Privacy, Taxes & More” appeared first on Harrison Law.…
After expiring on June 30, the PPP business loan program is back in business through August 8. On July 4, President Trump signed legislation that extends the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for five weeks. The PPP had expired on Tuesday, June 30, with $130 billion in loan money still unspent. It resumed accepting applications on July 6 and will continue through August 8. The PPP provides loans designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses (including sole proprietorships and independent contractors) and private not-for-profit entities to keep their workers on the payroll. The program offers generous terms for loan…
I have been thinking about change during the last few months as many businesses have had to convert to remote working, and others have lost their jobs or businesses. It caused me to go back to a post I wrote in January 2014, which resonates today (and everyday). I have updated it, but it remains truth that change is constant. Winners know this. What do I mean?  Being able to adjust on the fly is important.  In my world it can mean abandoning the entire oral argument you spent hours preparing because of a question or statement by the judge,…
Reputation takes a lifetime to build and mere seconds to lose. This is why your reputation and the reputation of your business matter in all you do during work hours and outside of those hours. This relates both to an overall picture of what others think and what you do that fits within those general thoughts, or not. We all are ambassadors for the companies we work for. No role is bigger or smaller than other roles, just different. All roles are important and allow your business to function. It’s important to act in a manner that reflects well on…
  Harrison Law makes a point of providing current articles, news, guidance, and other helpful input from authoritative sources spanning the Internet. In addition to maintaining this blog, our Arizona-based law firm also posts regularly to our LinkedIn business page, with certain posts singled out for attention and summarization here. Today we would like to […] The post LinkedIn Spotlight Series: “Construction Tech Will not Replace Humans” appeared first on Harrison Law.…
Being healthy obviously is good for you. It also is good for your business. It gives you energy. You can work out with others, including people you work with, customers, referral sources, etc. It is what you make it, and that can turn into something powerful in your life. People seemed to really get into exercise when the quarantines and stay at home orders started. As time has gone by (and it has gotten really hot where I live), the amount of people I see out exercising, even early morning, has significantly decreased. We all should make exercising part of…
Labor and Employment Blog Supreme Court’s LGBTQ Discrimination Decision Impacts Arizona Employers June 16, 2020 Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act makes it unlawful for a covered employer “to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual… because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.”  For a number of years, both courts and employers have grappled with the question of whether Title VII extends protections to LGBTQ employees.  In a landmark decision issued on January 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court answered in the affirmative,…
Do you set goals? You should, and they should be in writing. If you have, you should revisit them often to see where you are on the road to achieving your goals. Writing goals and not reviewing them will negatively affect your chance to reach them. You need to write down your goals. I currently am outlining my goals because June is the fiscal year end for my firm. Everyone at my firm writes down SMART goals for the next fiscal year. We also have mentoring and accountability groups that meet throughout the year to discuss goals and help our…
  Our Arizona-based law firm strives to provide added value for our clients, not only through the quality of our legal services, but also through our sharing of knowledge, insights, and ideas from the world’s great business minds. We commonly do this by posting links to valuable articles on our Harrison Law LinkedIn page. To […] The post LinkedIn Spotlight Series: “How to Rethink Environmental Policies From ‘No’ to ‘Go’” appeared first on Harrison Law.…