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Non-Compete Agreements: Are They Enforceable in Contracts for Medical Services?
Category: Employment, Litigation
Yes, but with caveats. For non-compete agreements in Arkansas, there are separate rules for non-medical and medical employees. This variance stems from Arkansas’ non-compete statute, which applies to non-medical employees, but expressly does not apply to medical employees. Ark. Code Ann. §…
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Licenses and the Law Series, Part IX: The Appeal
Category: Administrative Law, Health Care, Litigation
In our last article, we explained the second part of the hearing: your defense. Now, we discuss the appeals process. Unfortunately, licensing boards do not always rule in your favor. However, you can have a chance to have your case heard before an Arkansas circuit court, and it is important to know…
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Non-Compete Agreements: Will Arkansas Courts "Blue Pencil" an Unreasonable Non-Compete Agreement?
Category: Employment, Litigation
In employment law, “blue penciling” a non-compete agreement refers to the practice whereby a court concludes that a non-compete agreement is unenforceable because it is overly broad, but rather than throw out the agreement altogether the Court will instead modify it to narrow it down to make it…
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Non-Compete Agreements: Must an Employer Pay an Employee for a Non-Compete to Be Enforceable?
Category: Employment, Litigation
Yes. However, for many non-competes, an employee’s continued employment is sufficient. For non-competes signed after July 21, 2015, the statute explicitly states that an employee’s continued employment is sufficient consideration. Ark. Code Ann. § 4-75-101 (g). For non-competes signed on or before…
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Licenses and the Law Series, Part VIII: The Hearing - Part II
Category: Administrative Law, Health Care, Litigation
In our last article, we explained the first part of the hearing: the case against you. Now, we discuss the second part of the hearing: your defense. After the Attorney General presents his case, you have the opportunity to present yours, which should outline your defense to the allegations pending…
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