Restaurant surcharges for ballot measures, COVID expenses are reminder to check your bill

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Ann Siner of My Sister’s Closet and Judge John Buttrick in their litigation efforts against 208.)  By Russ Wiles | Arizona Republic When a Cave Creek restaurant recently placed what some viewed as a politically motivated surcharge on patron bills, it ruffled some feathers. It also underscored the importance for customers to check their bills carefully because surprising charges …

Shruti Gurudanti, Rose Law Group chair of corporate transactions, comments on recent changes to Families First Coronavirus Response Act

By U.S. Department of Labor WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) today announced additional guidance to provide information to workers and employers about protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The FFCRA’s paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave requirements will expire on Dec. 31, 2020. …

The next round of PPP loans will soon be available; Shruti Gurudanti, Rose Law Group Chair of Corporate Transactions, highlights differences from last round

By Carmen Reinicke | CNBC Small businesses hit by the pandemic recently got some good news – the $900 billion relief act signed into law by President Donald Trump granted additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program, a forgivable loan program established by the CARES Act. The $284 billion allocated gives those that weren’t approved for the first iteration another …

Customers angry after north Phoenix restaurant adding ‘Prop 208’ surcharge to bills

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Ann Siner of My Sister’s Closet and Judge John Buttrick in their litigation efforts against 208.) (Photo Source: Brad Duell) By Briana Whitney | AZFamily PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – People are now saying they won’t be going to a north Phoenix restaurant anymore after they’ve started charging customers extra on their bill for “Prop 208.” …

Arizona judge issues first ruling in Prop 208 case

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Ann Siner of My Sister’s Closet and Judge John Buttrick in their litigation efforts against 208.) By Rose Law Group Attorney David McDowell, Madelaine Braggs | Rose Law Group Reporter Exclusive The first ruling was issued Thursday in the legal challenge filed after the enactment of Proposition 208, which Rose Law Group attorneys argue is unconstitutional. The motion for temporary …

New tax a major concern for House Ways and Means Chair Bolick

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Ann Siner of My Sister’s Closet and Judge John Buttrick in their litigation efforts against 208.) Rep. Shawnna Bolick By Victoria Harker | Chamber Business News Maintaining Arizona’s reputation as a “go-to” state for businesses and expanding school choices for parents are top priorities for the new chair of the Arizona House Ways and Means Committee. Rep. Shawnna Bolick (R-Phoenix) …

NAIOP’s legislative priorities for 2021

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Ann Siner of My Sister’s Closet and Judge John Buttrick in their litigation efforts against 208.) By Corina Vanek | Phoenix Business Journal The Arizona chapter of NAIOP’s priorities for the 2021 legislative session include supporting reform of the state’s citizen initiative process, which the group’s leadership said has allowed the Grand Canyon State to be “a testing ground …

New SBA grant program to provide relief to live venues, museums, movie theaters, promotors and talent reps

By Dan Gauthier | Rose Law Group Reporter This group of businesses and individuals severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic receive special attention in the new COVID-19 relief act: live venue operators and promotors, theatrical producers, live performing arts organization operators, museum operators, motion picture theater operators, and talent representatives (referred to as “shuttered venue operators” in the act). The second COVID-19 …

Judge Hears Arguments Over Whether To Nix Education Tax

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Ann Siner of My Sister’s Closet and Judge John Buttrick in their litigation efforts against 208.) By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services PHOENIX — The fate of a voter-approved tax on the rich to fund education could depend on whether a judge believes the money raised will be “grants” to school districts. The Invest in Ed group that backed …