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Investigation of Employee Harassment Claims
Category: Employment
The recent media attention to claims of sexual harassment has highlighted the duty of employers to prevent and resolve harassment claims in the workplace. Employers should be prepared to properly handle workplace harassment claims. These claims include not only sexual harassment, but harassment…
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Supreme Court Upholds Lawfulness of Class and Collective Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements
Category: Employment
Monday, the Supreme Court held in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis that class and collective action waivers in arbitration agreements are lawful and must be enforced under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). The Court reasoned that neither the FAA’s saving clause nor the National Labor Relations Act…
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Arkansas Medical Marijuana: Key Employment Law Issues for Petroleum Marketing Operations
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law, Employment, Medical Marijuana
My law firm colleague Nate Read and myself authored an article for the Arkansas Oil Marketers Association publication The Canopy titled: Arkansas Medical Marijuana: Key Employment Law Issues for Petroleum Marketing Operations (“Article”) Arkansas passage of the Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016…
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Medical Marijuana is Coming—Is Your Business Ready?
Category: Employment, Medical Marijuana
In 2018, Arkansas businesses will face for the first time the prospect that job applicants and employees will produce a medical marijuana registry ID card approved by the Arkansas Department of Health (“ADH”) in response to a failed drug test. In fact, as of October 26, 2017, the ADH has already…
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"Insider" Edition—Required Referrals and the Stark Law (Part Two of Two)
Category: Employment, Health Care
Hospitals and physicians must consider many items when a hospital is putting together an employment contract with a physician. One question we have seen more and more hospitals ask is whether a hospital may insert a provision into its physician employment contracts requiring hospital-employed…
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