Khayyam M. Eddings

Education, Labor & Employment

Partner

  • 501-370-1417
  • keddings@fridayfirm.com
  • 501-537-2903
  • 400 West Capitol Avenue Suite 2000 Little Rock, Arkansas 72201-3493

Biography

Khayyam M. Eddings is a partner in the Labor and Employment Litigation Practice Group where he counsels employers in all aspects of the labor and employment laws including compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Family Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, National Labor Relations Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

Khay also represents school districts throughout the state of Arkansas with respect to constitutional law matters, claims under the Arkansas Teacher Fair Dismissal Act, the Arkansas Public School Fair Hearing Act, issues involving Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

His practice includes the representation of clients in state and federal courts, before administrative bodies such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and before arbitrators.

Education

  • William H. Bowen School of Law, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, J.D., 2001
  • Morehouse College, Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics, 1996

Noteworthy

  • Lawyers Of Color's 2014 Hot List
  • Class XXIV, Little Rock Chamber of Commerce Leadership Greater Little Rock
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Employment Law - Individuals, Employment Law - Management and Education Law
  • Named by The Best Lawyers in America as "Lawyer of the Year," Education Law and Employment Law - Individuals, Little Rock, 2017
  • Published "EEOC and Recent Case Update: Protecting Your Organization from the Continuing Flood of Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Claims," Council on Education Management
  • Published "Preventing Tomorrow's Lawsuit Today," Central Arkansas Human Resources Association
  • Voted by the readers of AY Magazine for inclusion in the “Best Lawyers in Arkansas,” Education Law, Employment Law, 2018 

     

Associations & Memberships

  • Member of American, National, Arkansas and Pulaski County Bar Associations
  • W. Harold Flowers Law Society
  • Member of National Employment Law Counsel
  • William R. Overton American Inn of Court
  • International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy
  • Arkansas Bar Association House of Delegates
  • Arkansas Schools for the Deaf and Blind Board of Trustees
  • Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families Board of Directors
  • St. Vincent's Foundation Board of Directors
  • Outward Bound Little Rock Advisory Board
  • Class XXIV, Little Rock Chamber of Commerce Leadership Greater Little Rock
  • Little Rock School District Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS)

Admissions

  • Arkansas, 2002
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas