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  • Chambers & Partners

    High Net Worth Guide Ranks Five Attorneys in 2020 Edition

    July 9, 2020
    Chambers and Partners© has recognized Friday, Eldredge & Clark and five of the firm’s trust and estate planning attorneys in its 2020 edition of Chambers High Net Worth Guide. The guide covers private wealth management work in key areas around the world, and its rankings are based on extensive research and in-depth interviews with clients and industry leaders. In addition to the individual attorneys recognized, the firm received the highest ranking awarded by Chambers.
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  • Coronavirus News Alert

    Work-Search Requirements to be Reinstated; Unemployment Fraud on the Rise

    July 7, 2020
    The Arkansas Division of Workforce Services (DWS) recently announced that starting June 28, the work-search requirement for unemployment benefits is once again in effect. DWS had waived the requirement in March in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the job-search requirement, individuals receiving unemployment benefits must make two to three job contacts each week depending on where in the state they live. The work-search requirement also applies to individuals receiving Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), except for those who are self-employed. Self-employed PUA claimants must be engaged in activities designed to resume their usual self-employment and should enter the number of days each week that they were engaged in activities designed to resume their usual self-employment. Individuals receiving Extended Benefits have enhanced work-search requirements and must make three to four job contacts each week depending on where in the state they live.
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  • Attorney & Firm News

    Attorneys Elected to Ark Association of Women Lawyers' Board

    July 2, 2020
    Michael McCarty Harrison and Sarah Giammo have been elected to serve on the 2020-2021 Board of Officers of the Arkansas Women Lawyers Association (AWLA).
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  • Jeremiah D. Wood

    Jeremiah D. Wood

    CARES Act Update: IRS Provides Additional Guidance on CARES Act’s Impacts on Retirement Plans

    July 1, 2020
    The IRS has provided additional guidance regarding the coronavirus-related distributions, the modification to plan loans made to individuals impacted by COVID-19, and the 2020 waiver of the required minimum distributions. This article will provide an update to such article as provided in the recently released additional guidance from the IRS in Notices 2020-50 and 2020-51.
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  • Guy Alton Wade

    Guy Alton Wade

    Governor Passes Executive Order Clarifying Workers' Compensation Law

    June 17, 2020
    Governor Asa Hutchinson issued three Executive Orders on Monday, June 15, 2020, in response to the public health crisis posed by COVID-19. Below is a summary of Executive Order 20-35. The purpose of Executive Order 20-35 is to clarify and provide sufficient recourse under the Workers’ Compensation Law for claims related to COVID-19.
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  • Caitlin D. Kennedy

    Caitlin Kennedy

    Governor Issues Executive Order on COVID-19 Related Healthcare Provider Immunity

    June 17, 2020
    Governor Asa Hutchinson issued three Executive Orders on Monday, June 15, 2020, in response to the public health crisis posed by COVID-19. Below is a summary of Executive Order 20-34. Pursuant to the Arkansas Emergency Services Act of 1973, the Executive Order authorizes all healthcare providers to provide healthcare services directed at the treatment and mitigation of symptoms of COVID-19 in response to the pandemic and during the declared emergency.
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  • Jamie Huffman Jones

    Jamie Jones

    Governor Passes Executive Order 20-33 - Protects Ark. Businesses from Liability Related to COVID-19

    June 17, 2020
    Governor Asa Hutchinson issued three Executive Orders on Monday, June 15, 2020, in response to the public health crisis posed by COVID-19. Below is a summary of Executive Order 20-33.
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