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Quarles & Brady attorneys honored as 2019 Southwest Super Lawyers

Southwest Super Lawyers 2019

Southwest Super Lawyers has named 10 partners at Quarles & Brady LLP in Phoenix among its top Arizona attorneys for 2019.

They are: Diane M. Haller, W. Scott Jenkins Jr., Roger N. Morris, John Maston O’Neal, Ryan S. Patterson, Kevin D. Quigley, Stephanie Quincy, Nicole Stanton, C. Bradley Vynalek and Jeffrey H. Wolf. Only the top 5% of attorneys statewide are chosen annually.

Additionally, eight Phoenix attorneys were named to the 2019 Southwest Rising Stars list, including: Alissa Brice Castaneda, Michael S. Catlett, Simone Dunlap Colgan, Jonathan G. Howard, Andrea Landeen, Michael A. McCanse, Nicholas H. Meza and Jason F. Wood.

– Leonardo Loo, Quarles & Brady

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Quarles & Brady selects Leonardo Loo as office managing partner

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Leonardo Loo has been selected as Quarles & Brady LLP’s Phoenix-office managing partner. His term begins on Oct. 1, 2018. Nicole Stanton, who led the office for five years while simultaneously serving as the firm’s national associate general counsel (AGC), will resume her practice full time and continue on in her role as AGC.

In addition to her litigation practice, Stanton will work with experienced Arizona land use and zoning attorney Benjamin Graff – who joined the firm in August 2018 – they will together focus on expanding the land use and zoning services currently provided by the firm’s real estate practice.

– Quarles & Brady reports

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Can managers be included in tip jar distribution?

A 2018 amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act has restaurants re-evaluating their tipping practices. The change states, “an employer may not keep tips received by its employees … including allowing managers or supervisors to keep any portion of employees’ tips … ’’

Thus, if an employee is being paid a manager’s wage, they should not accept tips. However, if an employee is acting in a dual role as a manager and waitstaff during a shift, they could still accept tips or participate in tip pools.

As every situation is unique, be sure to check with your attorney before changing internal procedures.

Ashley L. Wilkinson, Meyer, Unkovic & Scott,