Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
Posted by Rick Mahrle
The Department of Labor (“DOL”) has proposed a new federal overtime rule that would raise the salary requirement for workers who qualify for the white-collar exemptions. The required salary would be raised from $23,660 to $35,308 per year ($679 a week).
If this feels like déjà vu, there is good reason. In 2016, the DOL approved a rule increasing the salary threshold to $47,476. That rule was blocked by a court in Texas. As a result of the Texas court’s 2016 ruling, the salary requirement remained at $23,660 per year ($455 per week).
Firm partner Richard Mahrle was published in the most recent edition of AZ CPA magazine. In this article, Rick writes about the broad scope of protection against sexual harassment in the workplace.
Rick’s practice focuses on dispute resolution through mediation, arbitration or litigation. His experience handling employment matters includes restrictive employment covenants, defending wrongful termination and discrimination claims and advising employers on complying with employment laws.
Read Rick’s full article below or download the full article from AZ CPA Magazine.
From AZ CPA Magazine:
Protecting Your Employees
The Broad Scope of Protection Against Sexual Harassment
by Richard K.
Gammage & Burnham partners Michael King, Cameron Artigue and Christopher Hering helped protect funding for stadiums and other sports and tourism-related ventures with a recent victory in the Arizona Supreme Court. (Saban Rent-a-Car v. Arizona Department of Revenue). This victory ends the long-running challenge (this litigation lasted 14 years) to the surcharges on car rentals that have funded such efforts for decades.
The challengers–a group of car-rental companies–initially persuaded the court that surcharges on car rentals violated an obscure provision in Arizona’s Constitution, which requires taxes related to the operation of motor vehicles to be expended on highways.
It was recently announced that Gammage & Burnham PLC is nationally ranked in eight practice areas and regionally ranked in 18 practice areas. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process, and Best Lawyers is the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession.
According to Best Lawyers, a tier designation reflects a high level of respect a firm has earned among other lawyers and clients for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity. There are three tier levels, with one being the highest. Gammage & Burnham received first-tier rankings among firms in the Phoenix metro area for ten practice areas: Administrative/Regulatory Law; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Health Care Law; Land Use & Zoning Law; Litigation – Construction; Litigation – Land Use & Zoning; Litigation – Real Estate; Real Estate Law; and Securities Regulation.
After many years, Gammage & Burnham client Cahava Springs Corp. received approval to move forward with its Cave Creek Cahava Springs project. The 1,000-acre community with Frank Lloyd Wright influences will have 230 homes and will be developed on one of the last large developable parcels in Cave Creek.
Our team of land use, real estate, and litigation attorneys have worked closely with Cahava Springs developers Mark Stapp and Dennis Mathisen on this project and we are pleased to see this project moving forward.
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