Labor & Employment

  • Attorney Speaks to WCASHRM Group about Medical Marijuana Amendment
    2017-02-28

    Attorney Speaks to WCASHRM Group about Medical Marijuana Amendment

    Attorney H. Wayne Young spoke today to members of the West Central Arkansas Society for Human Resource Management group about Arkansas' medical marijuana law and how it will affect employers and the workplace. Wayne discussed the general outline of the parameters and purpose of the Amendment and on the employment ramifications. He focused on the discrimination provisions of the Amendment itself, the effect of the ADA and the impact on workers’ compensation.

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  • Attorney Speaks to HR Professionals About the Impact of Medical Marijuana on Employers
    2017-02-16

    Attorney Speaks to HR Professionals About the Impact of Medical Marijuana on Employers

    Labor and Employment Attorney Daniel Herrington spoke recently to members of the South Arkansas Human Resources Association about the impact medical marijuana could have on employers. He was part of the group's monthly meeting that takes place each month in El Dorado. Because many employers and human resources associations are concerned about the new law, Dan focused on some key elements that would have the most impact.

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  • House Bill 1460 Impacts the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment
    2017-02-07

    House Bill 1460 Impacts the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment

    House Bill 1460 filed yesterday by Representatives Carlton Wing and Doug House impacts the provisions related to employment within the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment. The bill adds some important clarifying definitions to the Amendment and provides employers with safe harbors to ensure a safe working environment for employees and the public. The bill was referred to the Committee on House Rules and awaits further action. 

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  • Firm Monitors Bills That Could Impact Employers
    2017-01-25

    Firm Monitors Bills That Could Impact Employers

    Friday, Eldredge & Clark’s Labor and Employment practice group is monitoring several bills throughout the 91st General Assembly of the Arkansas State Legislature that could impact Arkansas employers if passed. Attorney H. Wayne Young provides a brief overview of House Bill 1126, House Bill 1021, Senate Bill 37 and Senate Bill 33.

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