EXCLUSIVE: Awarding recreational marijuana licenses under the Smart & Safe Arizona Act, by RLG attorney Jonathan Udell.

By Jonathan Udell | Attorney at Rose Law Group As the wheels of commerce ground to a halt in March, starry-eyed entrepreneurs geared up for an election that could bring about the legalization of marijuana in Arizona. The Smart & Safe Arizona Act [SSAA] needed 237,645 signatures to be on the ballot. It now has more than 300,000, and if the most recent …

Federal Reserve throws lifeline to mid-size companies — by Jonathan Udell, RLG litigator working on various incentives and government programs related to COVID-19

By Jonathan Udell, Attorney at Rose Law Group In the several weeks since the CARES Act became law, attorneys and business analysts across the country have spilled oceans of ink analyzing its Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). And for good reason. Its forgiveness provisions represent an unexpected and unprecedented development. However, the all-consuming focus on this program loses sight of the fact that …

Rose Law Group Coronavirus Task Force Working with Biz and Non-Profits on Access to Stimulus Funding

Rose Law Group Reporter Staff Rose Law Group is worrying about you, your family, coworkers and friends health.  As we were founded by a near germophobic Jordan Rose, this is something we are taking seriously.  The day the virus was announced in America we formed a Coronavirus Task Force to identify issues relating to the virus that might become relevant to the business …

Does the coronavirus excuse your inability to meet contractual obligations?

By Jonathan Udell, Cannabis and Litigation Attorney at Rose Law Group As the novel coronavirus dominates headlines and conversations across the country, many businesses have eyed their pending contractual deadlines with growing concern. After all, supply chain bottlenecks are leaving manufacturers without necessary parts, and demand shortfalls threaten other companiesthatmay lack the requisite cash flow to meet their obligations. But what can businesses do? …

Amazon is scrambling to improve warehouse safety; a “growing challenge,” says RLG attorney Jonathan Udell

By Caroline O’Donovan and Ken Bensinger | Buzzfeed News Until Wednesday, the online retailer was insisting its warehouse employees gather to meet before every shift and pack into tight break rooms for meals. Amazon has plans to hire 100,000 additional workers to meet surging demand amid the coronavirus pandemic. Amazon has stopped requiring some of its warehouse employees to gather …

Summary of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

By Jonathan Udell, Cannabis and Litigation Attorney at Rose Law Group The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) contains two relevant acts that affect employers, (1) the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act and (2) the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act. H.R. 6201, available at https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/6201. Division C—Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act The Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act …

New Draft of Medical Marijuana Testing Regulations

By Adam Trenk and Jonathan Udell | Rose Law Group Reporter As a result of SB 1494 enacted last year widespread medical marijuana testing will begin in November 2020. Over the past year, Arizona’s Department of Health Services has been working closely with the medical marijuana testing advisory council and other cannabis industry stakeholders to develop new regulations governing medical marijuana testing. The department …

Congratulations, Pinal County, on your hard-fought victory! Analysis of appellate court’s upholding of Pinal road tax

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents a coalition of property and business owners throughout Pinal County who have worked to bring new transportation infrastructure to the county Analysis of the appellate court’s upholding of Pinal road tax By Jordan Rose and Johnathan Udall | Rose Law Group Thursday’s decision by the Arizona Court of Appeals, upholding the Pinal Regional Transportation Authority and Proposition 417 tax to …

Adam Trenk, Rose Law Group partner and director of Cannabis and Hemp Depts., and attorney Jonathan Udell, talk missed opportunity for USDA Hemp Rule in Arizona Cannabis News

By Adam Trenk and Jonathan Udell | Arizona Cannabis News “I only feel angry when I see waste,” Mother Teresa once said. While fondness for cannabis sativa L. may not have been one of the Saint’s known proclivities, an analysis of the USDA’s Interim Final Rule shows it will undoubtedly cause the widespread waste she disdained. Meanwhile, Arizona and other …