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Labor and Employment Law: Navigating the New Normal in 2022

Total Credits: 2.0 CLE

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Business & Commercial Law |  Employment & Labor Law |  Solo & Small Firm
Denise M Blommel |  Thom K Cope
Original Program Date:
Apr 21, 2022


Thom and Denise will address the challenges labor and employment attorneys are facing in 2022, including:

  • The persistence of COVID-19
    • Vaccination mandates
    • Remote work – is it here to stay?
  • The Great Resignation
    • Employers’ woes in filling positions
    • Minimum wage hikes in Flagstaff and Tucson
    • Why do workers leave?
  • The Contingent Workforce and government regulation
    • The Gig Economy
    • Joint employment
  •  Changes at the USDOL and NLRB with the Biden Administration
Thom and Denise want your questions and comments in advance.  Please send them directly to Thom and Denise no later than Tuesday, April 12th., 2022.  Don’t worry – all identities will be kept anonymous.
Denise M. Blommel, Denise M Blommel PLLC
Thom K. Cope, Mesch Clark & Rothschild PC
Clara S. Acosta, Lubin & Enoch PC
Michael C. Grubbs, Raytheon Missiles & Defense
Melissa Posner Jarrett, Maricopa County Attorney's Office



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Denise M Blommel PLLC

Denise Blommel is an attorney in solo private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona. She represents employers and employees in employment and labor matters. Denise is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, State Bar of Nevada, American Bar Association, Scottsdale Bar Association, and the Arizona Employment Lawyers Association. She is a mediator for the U.S. Postal Service. Denise serves on the Advisory Board for the WA Franke Honors College of the University of Arizona and as a representative on the Senior Lawyers Division Executive Council for the State Bar of Arizona. She is a frequent presenter for government, business, professional, educational, and community groups. She was awarded the State Bar of Arizona Employment & Labor Law Section Member of the Year in 2014 and the State Bar of Arizona Member of the Year in 1999. Denise received the Thanks Badge, Thanks Badge II, and Impact Award (highest volunteer honors) from Girl Scouts - Arizona Cactus-Pine Council. Denise's website is at Her telephone number is 480-247-7477 and her mailing address is 6945 E. Sahuaro, Suite 125, Scottsdale, AZ 85254. Her email address is

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Mesch Clark & Rothschild PC

Thom Cope is a Partner who practices in Mesch Clark & Rothschild's Employment and Labor Section. Thom is licensed to practice in Nebraska, California and Arizona. He has served as a judge in the area of public employment law and is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Arizona’s Finest Lawyers, and Southwest Super Lawyers. He is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates an honorary association of trial lawyers. He was awarded the 2021 Outstanding Achievement Award. Rogers/Hayden Award by the Labor and Employment Section of the Arizona State Bar assn.

Thom has tried over 80 jury trials to verdict, in all areas of Employment Law, represented numerous clients in EEOC, Wage & Hour cases, and before the National Labor Relations Board in 49 years of practice. Additionally, he is a volunteer Mediator/Trainer for the Arizona Civil Rights Division of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. His book, “How Not to be a Stupid Manager was updated in January 2022.