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Free/Low Cost Resources for Small Businesses in Yavapai County

    October 11, 2021

    Employment Laws from Hiring to Firing

    Understanding Arizona’s Paid Sick Leave Law

    Properly Paying Your People—It Sounds Easy, But It’s Not!

    Good morning!

    I’m partnering with Yavapai College’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Northern Arizona SCORE, and the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce, to do a series of employment law webinars for businesses throughout northern Arizona.  The webinars are free—we want to get our business owners and managers up to speed on what’s expected of them as employers. 

    The webinars are:

    • Thursday, October 28th10am to noon"Employment Laws from Hiring to Firing” 
      • The flyer is attached.  Registration link:  Employment Laws Hiring to Firing
      • This webinar covers employment laws that are triggered during each stage of the employment process.  The intent of the program is to give employers enough information to correct areas where they may not be complying and to recognize potential liability situations when they arise, so the employer can seek additional guidance.
    • Tuesday, November 9th10am to 11am“Understanding Arizona’s Paid Sick Leave Law”
      • The flyer is attached.  Registration link:  Understanding AZ's Paid Sick Time Law
      • Most employers don’t realize how complicated it can be to comply with our state’s paid sick leave law.  There’s much more to it than doing a basic accrual and the consequences for non-compliance can be very costly. This session will give employers the information they need to follow it correctly.
    • Thursday, December 2nd10am to 11am“Properly Paying Your People—It Sounds Easy, But It’s Not!”
      • The flyer is attached.  Registration link:  Properly Paying Your People
      • The most common legal claim that employees file against their employers is one that’s based on pay.  We’ll discuss the often-misunderstood issues of exempt/nonexempt, independent contractors, overtime calculations for multiple pay rates or piece rates, comp time, travel time, pay at termination, and more.

    We look forward to great attendance on these webinars.  Register your management team today for the October 28th webinar.  If you have any questions, call Ruth Ellen Elinski at the SBDC—928-649-4580 or email to  Or feel free to call me or send me an email.

    Take care,



    Laura J. Hamblin, JD, PLLC

    Employment Law & HR Consulting

    P.O. Box 11123

    Prescott, AZ 86304