New DHS rules for businesses to reopen, says Rose Law Group attorney Thomas Galvin

By Thomas Galvin | Rose Law Group Reporter Yesterday, the Arizona Department of Health Services announced new rules for several industries that have been shut down during the Covid-19 pandemic. The new rules have been promulgated in response to the recent lawsuit involving the state and Mountainside Fitness. Specifically, gyms and fitness centers, bars and nightclubs, waterparks and tubing, and movie theaters will …

Trump’s executive orders: Payroll tax deferral. Rose Law Group attorney Dan Gauthier outlines what this “payroll tax holiday” could mean for employers.

By Daniel Gauthier | Rose Law Group Reporter Over the weekend President Trump signed four executive orders providing COVID-19 related relief to Americans. The President’s actions come as Congress continues to negotiate – and fails to agree on – the next round of COVID-19 stimulus funding. Contained in one of the executive orders is a payroll tax deferral for certain American workers …

HealthyVerify helps schools with ‘everchanging’ COVID-19, reopening landscape

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents HealthyVerify Certification) By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter For Rick Ogston, the CEO of Desert View Schools in Yuma, one of the biggest challenges for his charter schools during the COVID-19 pandemic has been all the changing information and approaches to curbing the virus. “Really, it has been the everchanging information about COVID. …

Gompers prepares to reopen to serve developmentally disabled population

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents HealthyVerify Certification.) By AZ Business Magazine | AZ Big Media The COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost every aspect of everyday life. But for those with developmental disabilities, the effects are even more profound.  Gompers, a Phoenix-based nonprofit, provides a broad spectrum of services to developmentally disabled individuals — but when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many of those services …

Judge rules Arizona gyms should be given chance to reopen, Rose Law Group Attorney Jonathan Udell comments

By 12News PHOENIX – An Arizona judge ruled Tuesday that gyms should have the opportunity to reopen. Mountainside Fitness, along with EOS Fitness were plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed against Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey. READ ON: Today’s court order strikes a fine balance between ensuring the government has the tools it needs to combat a pandemic, while also ensuring a …

Phoenix school district turns to HealthyVerify Certification to help with new school year, COVID-19

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents HealthyVerify Certification)   By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter   For Marvene Lobato the biggest challenge for the COVID-19 pandemic is the uncertainty presents on numerous fronts.   Lobato is the Superintendent of the Fowler Elementary School District in Phoenix. The district has 7 schools, a child care center and 4,500 students. Like …

Should immigrants be eligible for COVID housing assistance funds? RLG Immigration Chair Darius Amiri comments

By Jessica Boehm | AZ Central Immigrant rights activists held a rally in downtown Phoenix on Monday to encourage the Phoenix City Council to provide a COVID-19 relief fund for undocumented Arizonans. Activists say that while Phoenix and other government entities have doled out relief funds for residents, small businesses and large corporations, they’ve “left the undocumented community to fall through …

Here’s what small business owners want from the next GOP Covid-19 bill; RLG attorney Dan Gauthier comments

Darla Mercado | CNBC Details of  Senate Republicans’ version of a coronavirus aid bill are starting to emerge. Accountants question whether it will provide enough relief to small businesses. GOP lawmakers expect to release their aid bill next week. The proposal is expected to call for another round of stimulus checks and an extension of the enhanced federal unemployment payments – …

U.S. immigration officials spread coronavirus with detainee transfers

Mica Rosenberg, Kristina Cooke, Reade Levinson | Reuters NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Public health specialists have for months warned the U.S. government that shuffling detainees among immigration detention centers will expose people to COVID-19 and help spread the disease. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has continued the practice, saying it is taking all necessary precautions. It turns out the health …