In May 2021, the Arizona Legislature passed and Governor Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill (SB) 1268, which imposes stricter reporting requirements on private-sector labor unions by requiring “similar fiduciary guidelines as required by employers or third-party [benefits] administrators.”
Articles Discussing Human Resources Issues In Arizona.
Arizona recently expanded provisions of the Arizona Civil Rights Act (ACRA) to cover pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions. Additionally, following a national trend in response to perceived state and federal inaction, cities in Arizona on their own passed new ordinances that expands protected categories and coverage.
On April 1, 2021, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed into law House Bill (H.B.) 2067, which amends Arizona Revised Statute (A.R.S.) Section 13-905 to allow the courts to issue an order for a “Certificate of Second Chance” for individuals “whose judgment of guilt is set aside” after a criminal conviction.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey recently signed House Bill 2067 into law amending Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) Section 13-905, to allow persons convicted of certain criminal offenses the opportunity to set aside a prior conviction and seek a Certificate of Second Chance (Certificate). The law permits such second chances for
During his January 2021 State of the State address, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey called for “COVID liability protection, so that a statewide emergency doesn’t line the pockets of trial attorneys with frivolous lawsuits.” On March 30, 2021, the Arizona State Legislature answered Governor Ducey’s call and passed Arizona’s pandemic-related liability
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed into law a bill that prohibits employers from discriminating against workers based on pregnancy or childbirth.
Amending the Arizona Civil Rights Act, the bill (House Bill 2045) defines discrimination “because of sex” and “on the basis of sex” to include discrimination on the basis of
February 17, 2021
On February 4, 2021, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed into law HB 2045 which, among other things, expands Arizona law to now prohibit discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions. It also requires that women who are affected by pregnancy or childbirth or related medical conditions must be treated the same for all employment purposes as other persons not so affected but similar in their ability or inability to work. This new state law largely tracks the language of the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act, which has protected pregnant women from discrimination since 1978.
On February 4, 2021, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed into law House Bill (H.B.) 2045, which expands protections for pregnant workers under Arizona law. The measure amends the Arizona Civil Rights Act (ACRA) to mirror existing protections under the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, which amended Title VII of
Arizona 2020 voters decidedly adopted Proposition 207 – The Smart and Safe Arizona Act – which legalizes the possession and use of marijuana by adults age 21 and over for recreational or non-medicinal use. The initiative passed with roughly a 20% margin. This means that Arizona will join the
On November 3, 2020, Arizona voters decisively approved Proposition 207, the Smart and Safe Arizona Act, to legalize recreational marijuana. As a result of the election, both medical and recreational marijuana are officially legal in Arizona.
At the end of 2019, we urged employers to keep an eye on a new recreational marijuana legalization voter initiative in Arizona: the Smart and Safe Arizona Act. Although many employers have been focused on the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, they may want to be aware that the Arizona Secretary
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has announced additional, statewide actions to contain the spread of COVID-19, including new Executive Order (EO) 2020-47 requiring restaurants with indoor seating to operate at less than 50% capacity.
Only one day before Arizona’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected” order was set to expire, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued Executive Order (EO) 2020-33. Governor Ducey announced the modified extension of the stay-at-home order at a press conference on the afternoon of April 29, 2020. Consistent with the previous
Following the Arizona Department of Health Services’ (ADHS) release of additional data showing continued progress in mitigating and limiting the spread of COVID-19, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has issued Executive Order (EO) 2020-34, allowing certain businesses to begin reopening for business.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has issued Executive Order (EO) 2020-33, extending the state’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected Order, until May 15, 2020.