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May Day

May 1 is known as May Day, which has been both a pagan celebration and a day devoted to workers. However one feels about the International Workers of the World or the labor movement in this country, this is a day to read up on and think about. Check out: http://www.iww.org/history/library/misc/origins_of_mayday Also read: http://www.npr.org/2017/05/01/526124711/united-against-trump-may-day-protests-expected-to-swell

Center for Worklife Law

I recently discovered an institute within the University of California, Hastings College of Law, the Center for Worklife Law, that has a number of resources for employees. They work on issues in work and life, particularly discrimination on the basis of family responsibilities. Check them out at: http://worklifelaw.org/.

Trade Secrets and Poaching Employees

This week Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, testified in the Northern District of Texas after Facebook was named in a lawsuit alleging a theft of trade secrets. A former employee of plaintiff, ZeniMax Media, John Carmack, is alleged to have left his employer and taken some of its intellectual property on the way out the Read More

Phyllis Schlafly and the Equal Rights Amendment

Phyllis Schlaffley, an outspoken opponent of the Equal Rights Amendment, passed away today at 92 years old. For those interested in civil rights, including employment rights, it is worth taking the time to read up on the history of the Equal Rights Amendment. It was first introduced in Congress in 1923, without passing. As of the Read More

Employment Practices Liability Insurance

This morning I heard a story on public radio about the growth in “Employment Practices Liability Insurance,” a special policy that protects a workplace against sexual harassment claims. The article (available at https://www.marketplace.org/2016/08/08/world/insurance-against-claims-sexual-harassment-companies-are-buying-it), indicates that the popularity of these policies grew after Anita Hill testified before Congress about sexual harassment. Now with Roger Ailes in the Read More

Minimum Wage Laws Around the World

The Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development has published an article on minimum wages around the world. It highlights the fact that minimum wage laws are on the rise in the years following the major economic downturn of 2007. Read the article here: http://www.oecd.org/social/Focus-on-Minimum-Wages-after-the-crisis-2015.pdf While you are there, check out some of the other content Read More

Top 10 Ways to Protect Yourself at Work

  A well-known Arizona employment lawyer published an article recently, explaining to employers how to avoid a lawsuit. It’s a well-written piece and would be a good read for any executive or human resources manager. The article is available here: http://enewsletters.constructionexec.com/riskmanagement/2015/10/top-10-ways-to-avoid-employment-litigation/?utm_source=volume It got me thinking about a top 10 list for employees. As an employment lawyer, Read More

Americans with Disabilities Act Turns 25

On July 26th, 2015 the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turned 25. This historic piece of federal legislation was passed in 1990 by President George H.W. Bush. The Act was modeled after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The ADA protects people with disabilities against discrimination in employment, government Read More

Robaina & Kresin Open Tucson Office

We are happy to announce the opening of our Tucson office. We are located at 2730 E. Broadway Boulevard, in suite 160. To those familiar with Tucson, we are directly west of the El Parador restaurant lot. Our phone number here in the Tucson office is (520) 822-8393.  Call any time to schedule a consultation Read More

Map of Minimum Wage and Average Salaries Across the U.S.

Below is our map comparing minimum wage rates across the U.S. to average salaries for a number of popular professions. Click Here to View Map

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