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Arkansas' Social Media Statute: What It Tells Us, What It Doesn't
Category: Employment
In August 2013, Arkansas enacted a statute intended to regulate employers’ ability to access social media account of employees. This statute, entitled “Social Media Accounts of Current and Prospective Employees,” applies to employers in both the public and private sector and, as such, has a broad…
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New I-9 Form for Employers
Category: Employment
For employers seeking to fulfill their obligation to complete and retain Form I-9s for each person on their payroll, the United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued a new version of the Form I-9 which employers should begin using now. Although the prior version of the Form I-9…
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Hiring? Being Hired? Uncovering the Fine Print.
Category: Employment
Clauses in employment contracts may appear benign when a contract is signed, but then later balloon into serious problems. This article will address several of the issues that we see commonly litigated, helping you to understand the issues upfront. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for…
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Business Recovers Millions in Fees, Expenses, and Costs After Claims by EEOC Found to be "Frivolous"
Category: Appellate Law, Eighth Circuit Appellate , Employment, Litigation, Trucking
A district court awarded nearly $4.7 million in fees, expenses, and costs to a trucking business after the court found Title VII claims brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) to be “frivolous, unreasonable and/or groundless.” Title VII permits courts to exercise discretion…
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Arkansas Business Fights NLRB to the Eighth Circuit
Category: Appellate Law, Business, Eighth Circuit Appellate , Employment, Litigation
A recent Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals opinion should serve as a reminder to Arkansas businesses that the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) (the federal governmental agency responsible for enforcing U.S. labor law in relation to collective bargaining and unfair labor practices) remains…
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