For years, marijuana has been a taboo subject across industries worldwide. With certain states legalizing marijuana for recreational use, many wonder how it affects workplace guidelines and compliance. Partner Julie Pace takes an in-depth dive with HR Dive on: ·  Why do employers opt for drug testing? ·  How do HR professionals navigate workplace drug policies as recreational […]

We’re thrilled to give a warm welcome to our newest associate attorneys at our Orange County office, Lana Lukyanov and Jennifer Berneking. With an incredibly diverse background and strong experience in litigation, Lukyanov’s practice encompasses a broad range of practice areas including real estate, litigation, labor & employment, insurance defense, corporate, business litigation, and banking […]

As we continue to grow throughout the country, we’re happy to share that our New York City office officially has a new address. We held our open house on March 24th and had the opportunity to share our new space with our clients, partners and colleagues. Located on the 24th floor of the Wall Street […]

On February 18, our team of Phoenix attorneys had the opportunity to attend, sponsor and present at the 2022 Arizona Society for Human Resources Management Law Conference.  Julie A. Pace spoke at three sessions for which the topics covered were:  Compliance Audits and Interplay of the Americans with Disabilities Act Family Medical Leave Act  Worker’s […]

Our new Phoenix Partner Julie A. Pace is on a media roll. Recently, she was featured in the Phoenix Business Journal discussing the impacts the Phoenix construction industry is facing. With labor shortages, supply chain disruptions and an overall delay in product shipping, many contractors are left with lawsuits or walking away from their respective […]

PHOENIX — Messner Reeves LLP, a full-service business and litigation law firm with offices across the nation, has expanded its Arizona presence with the acquisition of an employment law practice group from Gammage & Burnham in Phoenix. Led by Partners Julie A. Pace, David A. Selden and Heidi Nunn-Gilman, this team has been highly sought-after […]

New year, new talent. We’re thrilled to announce our latest new hires in January.  ​​Kari Valentine – Partner Kari Valentine joins Messner Reeves as a partner specializing in healthcare and general corporate transactional matters, regulatory compliance and litigation. Valentine also brings experience in liability and loss prevention programs for insured and self-insured clients in multiple […]

With the Biden administration reinstating the 80/20 rule, many in the restaurant industry are left to their own devices wondering what these changes will mean in their respective roles. Our Associate Kristina Wright has got your back with the latest on this reinstatement and answers hard-pressing questions such as: Can an employer take a tip credit […]

Authors:  Allison Dodd, Partner Jean Peterson, Associate                             On October 25, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) released updated technical assistance regarding religious accommodation requests to employer vaccination mandates. This updated guidance comes in advance of the upcoming December […]

Authors:  Allison Dodd, Partner Jean Peterson, Associate                                             On September 9, 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order requiring a majority of federal contractors to mandate that their employees are fully vaccinated […]

Earlier today, Messner Reeves partner Allison Dodd and Jenn Pollock, Director of Strategic Operations for Zero Hour Health Services, hosted an informative webinar with the Colorado Restaurant Association focusing on what restaurants need to know now, a look at updated COVID-19 legal considerations as well as current regulations.   This hour-long interactive session addressed the […]

Congratulations to David Pritchett and Michael Edwards for securing a summary judgment on behalf of a luxury Las Vegas hotel & casino property regarding a slip and fall premises liability negligence action. The plaintiff allegedly slipped on a liquid on the property’s marble floors resulting in prominent personal injuries. Despite this, she left the scene […]

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