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  • Families First Act Employer Paid Leave Benefits: The IRS, DOL, Treasury Plan For Implementing Tax Credits – March 23, 2020

    Families First Act Employer Paid Leave Benefits:  The IRS, DOL, Treasury Plan For Implementing Tax Credits March 23, 2020   As the April 2, 2020, effective date of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“Families First Act” or the “Act”) draws near, the U.S. Treasury Department (“Treasury”), Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) and Department of Labor […]

  • Californians to Shelter in Place: But Critical Infrastructure Businesses to Continue – March 20, 2020

    Californians to Shelter in Place: But Critical Infrastructure Businesses to Continue March 20, 2020 In a bold and historic move, California has become the first state in the nation to issue a “stay at home” order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, on the evening of March 19, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive […]

  • Special Edition – UPDATE – Employer COVID-19 Preparedness Guide March 18, 2020

    Special Edition Employer COVID-19 Preparedness Guide March 18, 2020—UPDATE California Governor Suspends Cal-WARN Notice Requirement As the 2019 Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) crises continue to unfold, Ricketts Case remains committed to keeping our clients up to date.  This is a brief update to the e-alert sent earlier today. Cal-WARN Notice Period Suspended Yesterday, California Governor Gavin Newsom […]

  • Special Edition – Employer COVID-19 Preparedness Guide – March 18, 2020

    Special Edition Employer COVID-19 Preparedness Guide March 18, 2020 Workplace Issues and COVID-19 As the 2019 Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic spreads across the world, it is vital that employers remain vigilant in monitoring the situation and staying informed of governmental orders and developments.  As the second of a series of informational e-alerts, Ricketts Case discusses some […]

  • Employment Law Update — March 13, 2020

    Employment Law Update — March 13, 2020 A CIRCUIT SPLIT ON WHETHER OBESITY IS A DISABILITY. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against applicants and employees with disabilities that can otherwise perform the essential functions of their jobs. The ADA defines a “disability” as “a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one […]

  • Special Edition – Employer COVID-19 Preparedness Guide

    Workplace Issues and COVID-19 For weeks, we have been bombarded with information about the 2019 Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) on a daily basis.  It’s in the news, on social media, and it’s the hot topic around the office.  While it is important to be informed, and there are a multitude of excellent resources available online, there is […]

  • Employment Law Update

    Employment Law Update – February 14, 2020 CALIFORNIA’S MANDATORY ARBITRATION BAN SUSPENDED. On January 31, 2020 a California federal court granted a preliminary injunction to enjoin enforcement of AB 51 – which purported to severely restrict the ability of employers to require employees to arbitrate most types of employment disputes – pending a decision by […]

  • Cindy Ricketts Pays It Forward

    Ricketts Case is proud of founder Cindy Ricketts for paying it forward by giving back to the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. See why she does it and her advice for law students here.

  • Arizona Court of Appeals Affirms Judgment in City of Glendale’s Favor in Lawsuit that Sought $280 Million in Damages

    The Arizona Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment in favor of Ricketts Case’s client the City of Glendale in its lawsuit against Vieste, the owner and operator of a facility Vieste constructed at the City’s landfill. Initially designed to remove unsorted recyclables from the City’s municipal waste stream and later to convert waste into energy, […]

  • Consumer and Employment Law Updates

    November 12, 2019 CONSUMER LEGISLATION AND CASE DEVELOPMENTS CALIFORNIA EXPANDS DATA-BREACH NOTIFICATION LAW: California’s security breach notification law requires businesses that incur data breaches involving “personal information” to notify the individuals affected and, where more than 500 California residents are notified, the California Attorney General.  Assembly Bill 1130, signed into law by Governor Newsom on […]

  • Ricketts Case Named a 2020 Best Law Firm by U.S. News – Best Lawyers

    Ricketts Case proudly announces that we have again been named one of U.S. News – Best Lawyers Best Law Firms for 2020! For Best Law Firms, Ricketts Case (under its former name Sacks, Ricketts & Case, LLP) earned a Metropolitan tiered ranking for both Product Liability Litigation – Defendants and Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency […]