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Understanding Your Rights When Offered a Severance Package in Arkansas

After working at a large company for years, employees often work their way up to executive roles. Executives put in long, hard hours and dedicate much of their lives to serving their employer. Unfortunately, sometimes restructuring or downsizing reduces the need for top and mid-level executives. This means that the company will have to lay […]

WARN — Federal Layoff Laws Protect Arkansas Workers

Federal law protects workers from sudden layoffs through a statute called the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act. While many states have enacted similar statutes or even additional protections, Arkansas has not. Employees in Arkansas are only protected by this federal act. The purpose of WARN is to provide advanced notice to employees who […]

Government Siding with Workers Seeking to Unionize Local McDonald’s Locations

In December of 2014, an employee was fired from a McDonald’s restaurant in Little Rock, allegedly because he was trying to organize the franchise’s employees into a union. This type of firing is generally not allowed under federal law. Many other actions aimed at preventing employees from organizing are also prohibited. The National Labor Relations […]

Mercy Health System Laying Off Arkansas Workers in Leadership Roles

Mercy Health System, which employs 1,600 people in Rogers, Arkansas, announced a round of layoffs in June of 2015. The company employs tens of thousands of people across the country. These layoffs are an attempt to cut employees at the management level in response to rising costs associated with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It […]

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