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A Twitter WARNing
Category: Business, Employment
After Elon Musk took ownership of Twitter, the company laid off over 900 California employees. As news spread that Twitter plans to eliminate 50% of its workforce, employees filed a class-action lawsuit against the company alleging that the reduction in force violated the Worker Adjustment and…
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Should You Enforce a Non-compete Agreement Through Arbitration or Litigation? An Examination of the Not-So-Obvious Answer to This Recurring Question
Category: Employment, Litigation
When a non-compete agreement contains an arbitration clause, this raises the issue of whether the non-compete should be enforced through arbitration or litigation. This is an obvious threshold question with an answer that is not so clear. This blog post explores the pros and cons of enforcing…
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OFCCP Issues Revised Directive
Category: Employment
Covered federal contractors have been tasked by the federal government with preventing disparities in pay for their employees based on race, gender, and ethnicity. To prevent such disparities, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) under the Department of Labor (DOL) requires…
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Employers are Asking: Handbook Updates
Category: Employment
Arkansas’s unemployment rates are at the lowest we have seen in decades, which means employers across the state are onboarding new employees at an exciting pace. As businesses review their new-hire paperwork, many have had questions about updating their employee handbooks. From adding…
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Arkansas Supreme Court Upholds Validity of Class-Action Waiver Clause Even In Absence of Arbitration Clause
Category: Employment, Litigation
Arbitration agreements and class-action waivers have been important tools for employers seeking to reduce expense and exposure in cases brought by employees. These legal instruments have begun to be limited, though. Recently, Congress amended the Federal Arbitration Act to invalidate arbitration…
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