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A Simplified Process for Corporate Restructuring

Posted by Kenady Hague | Mar 05, 2015 | 0 Comments

Meredith K. Marder and Elizabeth Parsons The Arizona Entity Restructuring Act (“AERA”) went into effect on January 1, 2015.  The AERA streamlines and simplifies the reorganization/restructuring process for all types of business entities—including partnerships, LLCs, PLLCs, and corporations.  ...

Ruling Impacts Employee Handbooks and Policies

Posted by Lia M. Keller | Jul 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Fifth Circuit issued a ruling recently that will impact the employee handbooks or other employment related policies of many employers.  In the case Flex Frac Logistics v. National Labor Relations Board, the Fifth Circuit deferred to a National Labor Relations Board opinion finding the company...

PSMSDC Supplier of the Year Award

Posted by Kenady Hague | Jun 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

We are grateful and honored to have been awarded the 2013 Pacific Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council 2013 MBE Class 2 Supplier of the Year.  After being nominated by one of our clients for this distinction, we were thrilled to have been chosen as the recipient.  The recognition of ou...

HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule: Are You Compliant?

Posted by Roscoe J. Mutz | Mar 06, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule that carries potential penalties of up to 1.5 million dollars per calendar year. Many companies, even those outside of the healthcare industry, are impacted by this Final Rule and HIPAA regulations.   ...

Service Provider of the Year Award

Posted by Kenady Hague | Feb 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Farhang & Medcoff has been named The 2013 Service Provider of the Year  by the Minority Small Business Alliance of Southern Arizona.  We are proud of,  and grateful for this terrific award which we received, in part, because of our  hard work and dedication to the community of Tucson. The 21...

Recent Court Decisions and Guidance for Employers

Posted by Kenady Hague | Feb 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

In an effort to keep our clients updated on changes in the law, below is a summary of recent court decisions which may impact your business.  Each case addresses evolving responsibilities and accountability of employers. In April, the EEOC issued guidance concerning the use of background checks...

New Comp Time Bill Introduced in Congress

Posted by Kenady Hague | Feb 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

On April 9, Congress introduced the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406) also known as the “comp time” bill. The Working Families Flexibility Act would amend the FLSA to allow private-sector employers to provide compensatory time to employees. Employees would have the choice of ta...

New I-9 and Family and Medical Leave Act Poster

Posted by Kenady Hague | Feb 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The federal government has been active on a few fronts and a brief update is in order. First, the USCIS issued a new I-9 Form.  (click here) While the substance has not changed significantly, the form itself has been updated.  The USCIS updated the format of the I-9 Form with the aim of ease of ...

Transgender Employees Protected Under Title VII

Posted by Kenady Hague | Feb 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Most employers are aware that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees in certain “protected classes,” including race, color, religion, national origin, sex and age. Discrimination or harassment that is not based on one of these protected classes, or pursuant to another rule o...

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