• Case Study: Tyler v. Dir., Dept. of Workforce Servs., 2017 Ark. App. 545
    2017-12-06

    Case Study: Tyler v. Dir., Dept. of Workforce Servs., 2017 Ark. App. 545

    Sexual harassment allegations raise a number of potential legal issues for any employer. In addition to exposure to liability under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Arkansas Civil Rights Act, the Arkansas Court of Appeals recently addressed the potential impact of sexual harassment allegations on an employer’s liability for unemployment compensation claims. In Tyler v. Dir., Dept. of Workforce Servs., 2017 Ark. App. 545 (Oct. 25, 2017), the Court of Appeals analyzed whether allegations of sexual harassment were sufficient to constitute “good cause” for an employee to voluntarily leave her position.

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  • Could National Trends in Sexual Harassment Agreements Affect Local Businesses & Employees?
    2017-12-06

    Could National Trends in Sexual Harassment Agreements Affect Local Businesses & Employees?

    Since the New York Times published a bombshell report detailing sexual harassment by Hollywood producer and filmmaker Harvey Weinstein, the fallout has been continuous will allegations pouring out almost daily about patterns and instances of harassment by prominent entertainment and political figures.

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  • Workplace Sexual Harassment in the Spotlight
    2017-12-06

    Workplace Sexual Harassment in the Spotlight

    Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, Glenn Thrush, Harvey Weinstein, Bill Clinton, Bill Cosby, Donald Trump, Kevin Spacey, Russell Simmons, Roy Moore, and the list goes on and on. This renewed focus on sexual assault and sexual harassment is guaranteed to bring more emphasis on this hot topic in the workplace in the coming years. Whether the national discussion empowers women to speak up and report sexual harassment or whether it encourages marginal employees to make false allegations in the hopes of forestalling discipline or making a buck, employers must be prepared.

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  • Jeremiah Wood Gives Update on Qualified Plans to CPA Group
    2017-12-05

    Jeremiah Wood Gives Update on Qualified Plans to CPA Group

    Jeremiah D. Wood spoke today (Dec. 5, 2017) at the Texarkana Chapter of CPAs CPE Blitz event. The day-long program featured speakers who provided education and training in the areas of tax law, risk management, investing, auditing and other related topics.

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