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Chandler Smith is an associate in the firm's Business Litigation practice. Chandler was one of the inaugural Perkins Coie Pro Bono Racial Justice fellows. As such, she is seconded to the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law for the 2022-23 fellowship year. Chandler was also a summer associate at Perkins Coie in 2020 and 2021.

Recent opinions issued in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona over the past few months—namely, Hoffman v. Pride Security LLC, 2024 WL 579072; Stanfield v. LaSalle Corrections West LLC, 2024 WL 2271869; and Rainford v. Freedom Financial Network LLC, 2024 WL 2942715 —have taken a divided approach regarding judicial approval of settlements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).Continue Reading Recent District of Arizona Opinions Divided Regarding Judicial Approval of Fair Labor Standards Act Settlements

Recently, in Matthews v. City of Tempe, 2023 WL 6880652, the Arizona Federal District Court considered whether an employer discriminated against a former employee when it denied him an opportunity to telecommute on certain days but allowed female employees to take advantage of remote work.

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