Legal Updates & Archives

The ABA Legal Notes are a courtesy publication for members of the Arizona Builders Alliance provided by the ABA’s Legal Council and Tucson’s ABA Advisory Board Legal Reports and members. The following articles are intended to provide general guidance but are not intended to constitute legal advice.


For specific questions, contact your attorney.

Neal Eckel, Farhang & Medcoff
October 11, 2023

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act 
Thom Cope, Mesch Clark Rothschild
September 13, 2023

ADOSH to Emphasize on Heat Illness Prevention 
Neal Eckel, Farhang & Medcoff
August 9, 2023

Dept of Labor Audits
Robert Garcia, Farhang & Medcoff
April 12, 2023

Legal Update-Construction Contracts
Neal Eckel, Farhang & Medcoff
April 12, 2023

Liquidated Damages in Construction Contracts
Neal Eckel, Farhang & Medcoff
January 11, 2023

Warranty Update
Neal Eckel, Farhang & Medcoff
October 12, 2022

Preliminary Lien Notice Refresher
Bern Velasco, Mesch Clark Rothschild
September 7, 2022

Legal Report
Neal Eckel, Farhang & Medcoff
August 10, 2022

Legal Update: Arizona Prompt Pay Act
Neal Eckel, Farhang & Medcoff
May 4, 2022, 2022

2993776-2022.04.13 Legal Update
Bern Velasco, Mesch Clark Rothschild
April 13, 2022

ROC Discipline for Failure of Contractor to Pay Money
Neal Eckel, Farhang & Medcoff
March 9, 2022

SB 1136 – Changes to Sect. 34-221

Proposed Changes to Public Prompt Pay Laws

Neal Eckel, Farhang & Medcoff
February 9, 2022

Mandatory Vaccination PROCEDURE form
Religious Accommodation Request Form
Thom K. Cope, Mesch Clark Rothschild
January 12, 2022

Legal Alert-6th Circuit Lifts Stay Reinstating
OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) re Vaccine or Testing

Julie A. Pace, David A. Selden, Heidi Nunn-Gilman, Gammage & Burnham PLC
December 21, 2021

Legal Update on Claims Against the Government
Neal Eckel, Farhang & Medcoff
December 8, 2021

Vaccine Legal Report
Kristen Wendler, Farhang & Medcoff
September October 13, 2021

Legal Alert – New COVID-19 Requirements and DOL

Julie A. Pace, David A. Seldon, Heidi Nunn-Gilman, Gammage & Burnham, PLC 
September 10, 2021

ABA Warranty Update 8-11-21 (00818276xC01F0)
Neal Eckel, Farhang & Medcoff
September 8, 2021

Legal Update – Delay Claims
Bern Velasco, Mesch Clark Rothschild
June 16, 2021

ABA – Legal Report 5.12.2021 (00646823)
Kristen Wendler, Farhang & Medcoff
May 12, 2021

Governor ExecOrder Vaccines_2021-09
The Pitfalls of Incentivizing Employees to Get

Thom K. Cope, Mesch Clark Rothschild
April 14, 2021

Payment Issues Under the Prompt Pay Act
Neal Eckel, Farhang & Medcoff
March 10, 2021

The End of the Grace Period: Arizona’s Distracted
Driving Law

Sandra Jonas, Snell & Wilmer
January 20, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Policies in the Workplace
Julie Pace, David Seldon, Heidi Nunn-Gilman, & Demetra Makris
January 13, 2021

Congress Passes Second Major COVID-related Relief
Package: How Will it Impact Employers?

Melanie Pate, Lewis & Roca
December 22, 2020

EEOC Issues New Guidance to Employers Regarding
Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccinations

Labor and Employment Group
December 18, 2020

May you require your employees to take the
COVID-19 Vaccine?

Thom K. Cope
December 9, 2020

A Blunt Analysis of Recreational Marijuana and
Arizona Employment Law

Kristen Wendler, Farhang & Medcoff
November 18, 2020

Sweeping Changes to Rules Regarding Law Firm
Ownership and Fee Sharing

Sandra Jonas, Snell & Wilmer
September 9, 2020

Managing the Workplace in A Pandemic: Tips for
Employers to Survive the Era of COVID-19

Originally presented to the Tempe Chamber of Commerce by Mary Ellen Simonson, Melanie Pate, and Laura

August 25, 2020

Continuing COVID-19 Legal Issues for

Neal Eckel, Farhang & Medcoff

August 12, 2020

Unique Issues In Arizona Construction Law

Sacks Tierney
May 13, 2020

Force Majeure Clauses For Future Contracts and
Returning to Work: A Check List to Help Reopen Safely

Kristen Wendler, Farhang & Medcoff
May 13, 2020

New OSHA and EEOC Guidance Impacts Construction Employers’
Return-to-Work Obligations

Melanie Pate and Frances Haynes, Lewis & Roca 
April 29, 2020

COVID-19 Update: CFPB Policy Statement Regarding Fair Credit
Reporting Act

Scott Brown, Lewis & Roca
April 6, 2020

Arizona Unemployment Insurance Expanded in Light
of COVID-19

Barney M Holtzman, Mesh, Clark Rothschild
March 23, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Thom Cope, Partner Mesch Clark Rothschild PC
March 19, 2020

COVID-19, Force Majeure and Delay Notice
Robert Roos, Lewis & Roca
March 17, 2020

Forms I-9s, Privacy and Records Requests
Sandra Jonas, Snell & Wilmer
March 11, 2020

Consequential Damages Waiver
Kristen Wendler, Farhand & Medcoff, PLLC
January 8, 2020

Payroll Increase in 2020
Thom Cope, Mesch Clark Rothschild PC
December 11, 2019

New Year, New Laws In Effect
Sandra Jonas, Snell & Wilmer
November 13, 2019

Construction Law Update
Eric Hawkins, Farhang & Medcoff, PLLC
October 9, 2019

Recent Prompt Pay Act Case “Overruled
Legislatively” as a Result of ABA’s Efforts

Michael, J. Holden, Holden Willits PLC
April 29, 2019

Arizona Legislators have Enacted Substantial Changes to Dwelling

Greg Harris and Jared Sutton, Lewis Roca Rothberger Christie, LLP
April 11, 2019

Legal Report: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking:
Overtime Update

Thom Cope, Mesch Clark Rothschild
March 13, 2019

Legal Report: Procedure Rules Governing Civil

Cindy Schmidt, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, LLP
January 9, 2019

Legal Update: No Damages for Delay Clauses
Eric Hawkins, Durrazo, Eckel & Hawkins, PLLC
December 12, 2018

Arizona Prompt Pay Act Update
Neal Eckel & Eric Hawkins, Durazzo, Eckel & Hawkins PLLC
October 10, 2018

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Guidance on Handbook, June

Thom Cope, Partner Mesch Clark Rothschild PC
August 8, 2018

USCIS Issued New Form I-9 – Deadline September
18, 2017 to Use New Form

Julie A. Pace, The Cavanagh Law Firm
July 19, 2017

Revised I-9 Form 7-17-17        Instructions for New Form I-9 7-17-17

Court Blocks New White Collar Overtime Salary
Level Regulations –Compensation to Remain Status Quo
Julie A. Pace, The Cavanagh Law Firm
November 23, 2016

Prop 206 – Voters Approve Minimum Wage Increase
and Paid Sick Leave

Julie A. Pace, The Cavanagh Law Firm
November 21, 2016

New I-9 Issued – Employers Must Use by January
22, 2017

Julie A. Pace, The Cavanagh Law Firm
November 21, 2016

New Form I-9                 I-9 Instructions

Welcome to the New World of DOL Regulations
Helen Holden, Sacks Tierney, P.A.
October 10, 2016

New Arizona Independent Contractor Law Is of
Little Value to Contractors, Subs

Kevin Estevez & Lori Guner, Lang & Klain, P.C.
September 20, 2016

New OSHA Rule May Impact Post-Accident Employee
Drug Testing

Helen Holden & Sharon Moyer, Sacks Tierney P.A.
September 20, 2016

Understanding Senate Bill 1487
Scott McDonald, Fennemore Craig, PC
September 7, 2016

TPT Alert: Did the Legislature Change the Law Yet?
Matthew Meaker, Sacks Tierney P.A.
August 9, 2016

DOL Announces Final Regulations for the White
Collar Minimum Wage and Overtime Exemptions

Julie Pace, The Cavanagh Law Firm
May 19, 2016

Are You a Joint Employer?
Thom Cope, Mesch Clark & Rothschild PC
February 3, 2016

Employee Misclassification and the “Economic
Realities” Test

Helen Holden, Sharon Moyer, Sack Tierney P.A.
September 22, 2015

Federal Contractors Must Increase Minimum Wage to
$10.15 on January 1, 2016

Thomas P. Brady
September 18, 2015

Arizona Court of Appeals Deals Win To
Contractors, Subs and Design Professionals in Subsequent Homeowner Negligence Claims

Heather K. Seifert, Clark Hill PLC
August 28, 2015

Proposed Rulemaking to Update the Regulations Defining and
Delimiting the Exemptions for “White Collar” Employees

Thom Cope, Mesch, Clark & Rothschild PC
August 13, 2015

Department of Labor Publishes New Interpretation
Regarding Definition of Independent Contractors
Julie A. Pace& David A. Selden, The Cavanagh Law Firm
August 14,2015

Contractors: Prepare for Changes to Overtime
Exemption Rules

Mike Thal, Lang & Klain, P.C.
July 31, 2015

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Cadillac
Health Plan Tax

Douglas J. Ellis & Ethan M. Dennis, Clark Hill PLC.
July 27,2015

DOL Announces 200 New Investigations in Arizona and New Proposed
Regulations To Double the Minimum Salary for While Collar Exemptions

Julie A. Pace & David A. Selden, The Cavanagh Law Firm
July 1, 2015

New Construction Defect Law Changes
Greg Gillis, Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, P.C. and Suzanne Diaz, Diaz Law Offices, PLLC.
May 27, 2015

LEGAL ALERT Preliminary 20‐Day Notices
D.Kim Lough, Jennings, Haug & Cunningham, LLP
May 5, 2015

Accommodating Pregnant Employees
Helen Holden, Sharon Moyer, Adrian Barton, Sacks Tierney P.A.
March 27, 2015

Delay and Disruption Claims- Big Impacts on Your
Bottom Line

James J. Sienicki & Jeffery M. Singletary, Snell & Wilmer L.LP