Arizona’s General Effective Day

On September 29, 2021, Arizona’s “General Effective Day” (90 days after the adjournment of the legislative session) 445 new laws went into effect.

Requirements for COVID Vaccines / Masks? A Scorecard Would Be Helpful

Certain school districts in Arizona including Tucson USD and Phoenix USD are requiring that students and staff wear masks.

Employers can require COVID-19 Vaccines

The EEOC says, in general, it is NOT improper for employers to require that employees be vaccinated as a condition of continued employment.

More about employers requiring COVID-19 Vaccines

 The federal EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) chimes in with guidelines about whether employers can require all workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Can employers mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for employees?

Rather than taking the hard line of terminating workers who do not get the vaccine, perhaps they would find it more advantageous to encourage their employees and/or incentivize them to get vaccinated.

Executive order removes all COVID restrictions in the state

Last week the Governor of Arizona created an executive order removing all COVID restrictions in the state, including requiring face coverings.

Require a Mask? It’s up to Business Owners

Arizona House Bill 2770, which passed this month, says business owners may disregard any city or county mask mandates for their customers and employees.

Employers:  Now is the Time to Think About Covid-19 Vaccine Policy

Audio Interview: The details of employers mandating or encouraging their employees to get the Covid vaccine is discussed by Attorney Don Loose.

Don’t Text & Drive; 2021 Minimum Wage; Employers Pay Sick Time

Audio Interview: Police may now pull you over for using handheld devices while driving. It is ok use your device hands-free. 

Invest in Education Initiative Challenged in Court

The Invest in Ed initiative was passed by AZ voters in the November 2020 election, but the constitutionality of the initiative is being challenged in court.