Category Employment Law

Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry, et al. v. Kiley (State, et al) (Arizona Supreme Court Case No. CV-16-0314-SA, filed August 2, 2017)

The Arizona Supreme Court, in a unanimous opinion, denied a state constitutional challenge to Proposition 206, “The Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act”–an initiative approved by Arizona voters in the November 2016 election, which increased the minimum wage and established mandatory earned paid sick leave. The business groups and organizations challenging the law argued it violated […]

Hamblen v. Hon. Hatch / Winslow Memorial Hospital, Inc. (Arizona Supreme Court Case No. CV-16-0260-PR, filed July 21, 2017)

This is a case that only arbitration junkies can fully appreciate. It arises out of an employment dispute in which an employer and employee submitted their respective claims against each other to mandatory arbitration under the broad arbitration provision in their employment contract. Neither side specifically challenged the validity or enforceability of that arbitration provision. The arbitrator ruled […]

Harper v. State of Arizona (Arizona Court of Appeals Case No. 1 CA-CV 15-0519, filed 12/27/2016)

In this employment law case, the Arizona Court of Appeals affirmed the Rule 12(b)(6) dismissal of the statutory and common law wrongful termination claims asserted by five former employees of Child Protective Services (CPS) against the State of Arizona. In 2011, CPS had a backlog of “unassigned” reports involving child abuse and neglect. The plaintiffs in this case, who were part […]