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Non-Compete Agreements: Increased Litigation on the Backside of the "Great Resignation"
Category: Employment, Litigation
Our business clients tell us everyday what we are all seeing in the headlines on a regular basis: employees are hard to hire and retain. Some commentators have coined the term “the great resignation” to aptly describe the unprecedented level of employee movement in the past year. A natural…
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Restaurant's Mandatory Service Charge Wasn't a Tip
Category: Employment, Litigation
In the current battle to hire and retain good workers, employers have developed creative ways to balance employees’ increased compensation expectations against the costs of running a business. In addition, restaurants using the tip credit have the extra administrative difficulties of making sure…
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Feds Require Insurers and Group Health Plans to Cover Cost of At-Home COVID-19 Tests Starting January 15
Category: Coronavirus (COVID-19), Employee Benefits, Employment, Insurance Regulatory
In an effort to expand the availability of free COVID-19 testing, the Biden-Harris Administration has announced that beginning January 15, 2022, insurance companies and group health plans will be required to cover the cost of over-the-counter (“OTC”) COVID-19 tests. This requirement is being…
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Get Ready for Vaccine Mandates
Category: Coronavirus (COVID-19), Employment
Arkansas employers have grappled with decisions about whether to mandate COVID-19 vaccines. Soon, some employers will no longer have much choice. On Sept. 9, President Joe Biden announced his new COVID-19 action plan, titled Path Out of the Pandemic, a sweeping push to vaccinate the unvaccinated…
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Investigating Employee Harassment Claims in the Workplace
Category: Employment
In the wake of the #MeToo Movement and as again recently seen in media headlines, sexual harassment continues to be a prevalent problem in today’s culture, and no employer is immune from the duty to prevent and resolve harassment claims in the workplace. These claims include not only sexual…
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