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    Khay Eddings Selected to Ark Arts Center Board of Trustees

    January 15, 2021
    Khayyman M. Eddings has been selected to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Arkansas Arts Center through 2024. Khay follows the firm’s former Managing Partner Shep Russell who previously served as President on the Board of Trustees.
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  • Coronavirus Update

    PPP Extended and Expanded to Provide Additional Funding to Borrowers

    January 8, 2021
    The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been extended and expanded to provide more funding for first-time borrowers and to allow some existing borrowers the opportunity to receive additional help. The Economic Aid Act, which become law late last year, allocates $284 billion in additional funds to the program and authorizes the Small Business Administration (SBA) to guarantee loans through March 31, 2021. On January 6, 2021, the SBA provided guidance in the form of Interim Final Rules (First Draw IFR) (Second Draw (IFR) to address eligibility and applications to the expanded program.
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  • Labor & Employment Alert

    Governor Signs Executive Order Assisting Employers on Unemployment Rates

    January 5, 2021
    On Tuesday, Dec. 29, Governor Hutchinson issued Executive Order (EO 20-54) which grants relief to employers whose unemployment rates might have been adversely affected by the economic effects of COVID-19.
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    Lindsey Emerson

    Key Bankruptcy Amendments in New COVID-19 Relief Package

    January 4, 2021
    Congress’s most recent COVID-19 relief bill was signed into law on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, as the Consolidated Appropriation Act of 2021 (CAA). Title X of the CAA provides additional bankruptcy relief for individual and corporate debtors, as well as creditors impacted by COVID-19. Most changes are temporary as noted below.
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  • Amie K. Alexander

    Amie Alexander

    New COVID Stimulus Package Provides Relief and Clarity for Healthcare Providers

    January 4, 2021
    Congress passed a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package on Monday, Dec. 21, which was signed by President Trump late Sunday, Dec. 27. While most of the coverage of the legislation has focused on a new round of stimulus checks and unemployment benefits, the legislation includes some notable components for healthcare providers.
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  • Firm News

    Friday, Eldredge & Clark Announces New Partners and Department Head for Labor & Employment Group

    January 4, 2021
    Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP has elected four new partners to the firm which include Kathy McCarroll, Joshua C. Ashley, Katie M. Eaves and Michael McCarty Harrison. Michael S. Moore has been appointed practice group leader of the Labor and Employment Practice Group and a member of the firm’s management committee.
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  • Labor & Employment News Alert

    Reminder: Minimum Wage Increases to $11 Per Hour in 2021

    December 31, 2020
    Beginning Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, the minimum wage in Arkansas will increase to $11 per hour. In 2018, Arkansas voters approved a ballot initiative to incrementally raise the minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2021. The increase in minimum wage offers employers an opportunity to evaluate their pay practices.
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