Labor & Employment

Medical Marijuana FAQ

2019-07-24

By H. Wayne Young

As dispensaries open their doors across the state, Arkansas employers should have a policy in place for how to deal with medical marijuana in the workplace. One of the questions we have been asked most frequently is what positions qualify as “safety sensitive” under the language of Arkansas’ medical marijuana Amendment (Ark. Const. Amend. XCVIII). While the interpretation of the medical marijuana Amendment has yet to be tested in court, this article addresses our opinion on what positions qualify as “safety sensitive.”

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NLRB Makes it Easier for Employers to Withdraw Union Recognition

2019-07-24

By Allison Pearson

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently issued an opinion making it easier for employers to withdraw recognition of a union. The NLRB issued its opinion in Johnson Controls, NLRB, 10-CA-151843, on July 3, 2019, upholding the employer’s anticipatory withdrawal of recognition of a union that represented 160 of its workers. 

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Legislative Wrap-Up - What You Need to Know

2019-07-24

In the legal world, summer signals the end of several important seasons. The U.S. Supreme Court ends its spring term in June by issuing opinions before it breaks for summer vacation. The Arkansas Legislature wrapped up its 92nd General Assembly on April 24, 2019, and most statutes passed during session go into effect on today (Wednesday, July 24, 2019.) Keep reading for our Supreme Court and legislative updates which highlight the major opinions and legislative updates affecting employment law.

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Attorneys Honored by Pulaski County Bar

2019-05-24

Attorneys Michael S. Moore and Allison C. Pearson, both in the labor and employment practice group at Friday, Eldredge & Clark, were honored last night at the Pulaski County Bar Association’s (PCBA) Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner.

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EEO-1 Reports: What You Could Be Doing Wrong and How to Fix It

2019-05-15

By Michael S. Moore

As a result of a recent court opinion, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is enforcing the requirement that employers with 100 or more employees (or more than 50 employees if a federal contractor) file detailed data on wages and hours worked. 

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