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Despite last week’s news that the state is pausing the approval of future Phoenix-area single-family development that over-relies on groundwater, don’t expect residential construction to dry up in your lifetime.


Kent Lang


Mike Thal

On June 1, Governor Katie Hobbs released the Arizona Department of Water Resources’ (DWR) updated study of the


If the federal government wrests worker safety enforcement from the state Industrial Commission, Arizona employers will face greater regulatory compliance burdens.


Andrew Wenker

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  • having a written plan to mitigate the spread of COVID-19;

  • providing personal protective equipment to workers;

  • ensuring social distancing where possible; and

  • providing paid time off for

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The $900 billion coronavirus relief bill that became law Sunday evening offers important benefits for most employers, small businesses and families. Here are some of the highlights.


Households will receive a maximum of $600 per adult and $600 for each child. The payments

After expiring on June 30, the PPP business loan program is back in business through August 8.

On July 4, President Trump signed legislation that extends the

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

for five weeks.

The PPP had expired on Tuesday, June 30, with $130 billion in loan money still unspent. It resumed accepting applications on

As workers return to their workplaces, employers should be alert to whether employees’ COVID-19 illnesses are work-related and thus recordable.

Under OSHA’s most recent interpretation of its recordkeeping requirements, COVID-19 is a recordable illness, and most employers (see exceptions below) are responsible for recording cases of COVID-19, if the case:

  • is confirmed to be COVID-19