The Uniform Employee and Student Online Privacy Protection Act (UESOPPA) provides a model for states to adopt to enable employees and students to make choices about whether, and when, to provide employers and educational institutions access to their personal online accounts. The act prohibits employers and educational institutions from requiring employees or students to provide them with access to their accounts or to “friend” the institution. Samuel Thumma, vice chief judge of the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division 1, will tell us more about the act.
The effects of the United States Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage will impact employers. Brent Kleinman, a local attorney, will talk what employers need to know when updating their employee handbooks, offering benefits and more in light of the ruling.
During the recent legislative session, lawmakers made several changes to Arizona’s state employee pension systems. Labor groups have threatened to sue saying some of those changes are unconstitutional. Employment attorney John Balitis shares his legal analysis of whether or not the changes pass constitutional muster.
House Speaker Kirk Adams has introduced legislation to reform Arizona's public employee pension system. Among other things it would raise the retirement age, increase employee's payments and eliminate cost-of-living increases. Speaker Adams discusses.
Federal law protects the employment reinstatement rights of Reserve and National Guard members returning from active duty. Butch Wise, executive director of the Arizona Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee, joins us to talk about the conflicts that can occur between civilian employers and Reservists over an employee's military commitment.
Arizona state employee pay ranks near the bottom when compared to other states, and even to other governments locally. A legislative panel is working to bring state workers pay more in line with other similar public and private sector jobs. State Senator Jay Tibshraeny, co-chair of a legislative panel addressing the problem, will talk about what's being proposed.