Many Arizona state employees become “at will”

September 14, 2012 0 COMMENTS

by Tammy Binford

Most new state government workers in Arizona soon will be at-will employees thanks to a new law overhauling the state personnel system that goes into effect September 29.

The new law consolidates nine different personnel systems in the executive branch and converts new hires, attorneys, supervisors, and several other high-level employees to at-will status. Certain employees, such as peace officers and employees within the Arizona Department of Public Safety, will be exempt from the changes.

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Packers Necktie Gets Salesman Punted from Chicago-Area Dealership

January 26, 2011 0 COMMENTS

By Steven L. Brenneman and Brian J. Kurtz
Ford and Harrison

The day after the Chicago Bears’ agonizing loss (note, this is written by Illinois attorneys) to the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship, John Stone decided to show off his Packers pride at work. Stone was a salesman at Webb Chevrolet in Oak Lawn, and he went to work wearing a Packers necktie. When Stone’s general manager, Jerry Roberts, saw the tie, he huddled with Stone and instructed him to remove it. Reports suggest Roberts gave Stone multiple warnings to remove the tie or face consequences. Stone refused, and Roberts fired him on the spot.

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