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Business in Brief: Employment law conference highlights workplace topics

Employment law conference highlights workplace topics

The Prescott Area Human Resources Association (PAHRA) is sponsoring “Hot Topics in the Cool Pines,” a full-day employment law conference on Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Prescott Resort & Conference Center. Participants will hear directly from state and federal government representatives and highly recognized employment law attorneys on key legal issues affecting the workplace.

The “Hot Topics” include common employer civil rights violations by Mary Jo O’Neill, regional attorney with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; employer violations of federal pay laws by Nick Fiorello, assistant district director at the federal Department of Labor; an update on Arizona’s paid sick leave law by investigators from the Arizona Industrial Commission; medical marijuana issues in the workplace by attorneys David Selden and Heidi Nunn-Gilman; and how supervisors get employers in trouble, by attorney Justin Pierce.

This is a rare opportunity to learn from regulatory and legal workplace experts. Employers and others in the community are encouraged to attend. Space is limited and is filling up quickly. The cost is $95 for the full-day conference, which includes lunch, or $75 for PAHRA or SHRM (Society for Human Re-sources Management) members.

Register online at For more information, contact Laura Hamblin, PAHRA Government Affairs Director, at

Credit Union West earns honor

Serving military members and veterans is foundational to Credit Union West, which was established in 1951 as Luke Federal Credit Union and founded on Luke Air Force Base (AFB). The tradition of serving the military continues today, earning it the distinction of being named the Air Force Credit Union of the Year in 2018, the highest award for an on-base financial institution.

“It is an incredible honor to be selected over dozens of other institutions nationwide for this prestigious award,” said Bob MacGregor, CEO of Credit Union West. “We are proud of our long tradition of serving the Luke AFB community, as well as the larger military member and veteran community in Maricopa and Yavapai counties.”

Credit Union West, which has one location in Prescott and another in Prescott Valley, is known for its financial education initiatives and support for nonprofit military and veteran organizations like Soldier’s Best Friend, the Veteran Success Project and Cell Phones for Soldiers.

Learn more about these programs and initiatives, as well as other supported military and veteran or-ganizations at

Air Force Credit Union of the Year Award is based on asset class size by USAF Installation Commander recommendations to the Secretary of the Air Force.

Real estate gifts class scheduled for Oct. 1

A new class for real estate agents will teach methods that are believed to benefit the agents, their clients, and the local community.

“Real Estate Giving — Strategies That Work!,” scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Oct. 1., will be led by fundraising expert and ADRE-certified instructor Tom Bashwiner through the Winn School of Real Estate LLC. Prevent Child Abuse Arizona is hosting the class at its Prescott Valley headquarters, 3298 Bob Drive.

Attendees will learn how real estate gifts to a nonprofit organization can provide clients with capital gains tax savings while helping their community and ensuring their legacy. Agents still earn their full commission and can expect referrals to other philanthropic sellers.

“I have been going to (real estate) classes for 15 years, and this time I actually stayed awake and learned something that will make money for me and my clients,” said an attendee of “Real Estate Giving — Strategies That Work!” when it was offered in another county. “I’ve never heard anything like it before. It’s an innovative way to sell real estate. It knocked my socks off!” exclaimed another.

The class provides three credit hours in the Real Estate Legal Issues category. The cost is $20, a portion of which the Winn School of Real Estate is donating to Prevent Child Abuse Arizona. To sign up, call 928-499-7970 or visit The class will be offered about every two months, with future dates to be determined. Registration is open to real estate agents, brokers, and interested community members.

Information provided by Prevent Child Abuse Arizona

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