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Call for Small Business Nominations!

Posted on Jul 12, 2016 | Comments Off on Call for Small Business Nominations!

The Minority and Small Business Alliance of Southern Arizona (MSBA) is seeking nominations.   This year’s event, presented by the Minority and Small Business Alliance of Southern Arizona (MSBA), will be held on September 29, 2016 at Westward Look Resort, 245 E. Ina Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704. The MSBA is a non-profit 501c(3) organization composed of members from local, state and federal agencies as well as corporations and small business owners.  Throughout the year MSBA conducts and/or sponsors educational workshops focused on small business growth and development.  The MSBA also hosts an awards...

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Making the Case for an Employee Handbook

Posted on May 25, 2016 | Comments Off on Making the Case for an Employee Handbook

The secretary’s voice beckons you to the reception area – there is a man with some papers for you.  You tentatively greet the stranger who then hands you a stack of paperwork including a summons and legal complaint against your company.  The complaint outlines a series of alleged missteps taken by your company related to the recent firing of a disruptive employee. Now you are looking down the barrel of a half-million-dollar lawsuit, not to mention the countless thousands of additional dollars needed for legal fees.    How could this have been avoided?  What could have been done...

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New DOL Rules – Change is in the Air

Posted on Mar 25, 2016 | Comments Off on New DOL Rules – Change is in the Air

A number of very significant changes are about to impact small business owners. The Department of Labor (DOL) is proposing a major change in “White Collar Exemptions” to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  These changes are expected to come into play much earlier than previously anticipated, and may be enacted as early as May 16, 2016 – well ahead of previous estimates of June or even later in the summer of 2016. DOL is specifically proposing a significant increase in salary in order to qualify for white collar exemptions. Employees who meet specific criteria are exempt...

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Everything you ever wanted to know about Employment Law

Posted on Apr 24, 2015 | Comments Off on Everything you ever wanted to know about Employment Law

If you need a comprehensive, business-oriented look at employment law rules, regulations, and best practices, you’ll want to attend this seminar on May 6th.  I am presenting along with 3 other employment law practitioners.  More information can be found here: http://www.nbi-sems.com/Details.aspx/R-68777ER|?ctname=SPKEM. This seminar is aimed at business owners, HR professionals, and others who routinely deal with employee issues.  I hope to see you there!

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We’re Moving!

Posted on Mar 26, 2015 | Comments Off on We’re Moving!

I’m pleased to announce that Boreale Law is moving into Tucson’s historic El Presidio neighborhood. As of April 1, 2015, our new address will be: 290 N. Meyer Avenue Tucson, AZ 85701 Our new phone number will be (520) 334-2069 and our new fax number will be (520) 441-2797. For all of your business, employment, and international law needs, let Boreale Law help you find your way!

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In Praise of Doctors and Directives

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 | Comments Off on In Praise of Doctors and Directives

I recently lost a close family member. I write this not for sympathy or to sell something, but to point out two observations that became very apparent through this process. The first is the care, compassion, and dedication shown by the medical staff – from attending physicians, to residents, to nurses, to technicians, to housekeeping. Virtually, everyone we came in contact with had a kind word, a knowing glance, or obvious skill – usually all three. As an attorney, I could only watch helplessly as these medical professionals deftly practiced their crafts in the face of life and death...

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