Legal Archive

A Very Bad Law (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2016 12:00 am

On Thursday, after more than 140,000 Arkansans had already taken advantage of their right to vote early in the Nov. 8 general election, the Arkansas Supreme Court threw yet another voter-initiated issue off the ballot.

Pot Talk: Burning Questions From Employers About Legalization (Commentary)

by Jennifer Chang and Bruce Cross 10/31/2016 12:00 am

If passed, ballot initiatives supporting the legalization of marijuana for medical use should prompt employers to address the complex workplace issues that would inevitably arise.

Chad Wood Back at PPGMR Law (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Chad Wood has returned to PPGMR Law of Little Rock as counsel. He will focus on environmental law and regulated utilities.

SPONSORED: Treasure Hunting Made Easier

by 10/28/2016 11:00 am

Auditor's office offers voluntary compliance program to streamline Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt for unclaimed property.

Dozen Lawyers File Appeal in Holmes Sanction

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/24/2016 12:00 am

The 12 plaintiffs' attorneys who were found to have abused the court system in their manipulation of a controversial class-action case maintain they didn't do anything wrong in the handling of the case, according to a brief filed last week.

Allied Auction Saw More Banks Bid; Chambers Garnishes Golden's Last Paycheck

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/24/2016 12:00 am

The OREO component separated Today's Bank's winning bid of a negative $6.14 million from the pack. And in its collection efforts, Chambers last month garnished an $886 paycheck, one of Lex Golden's last paydays at Allied.

Mini Golf Owner Accused of Putting Money Away from Judgment

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Linda Gauthier has been accused of hiding assets to avoid paying the judgment of nearly $350,000 that Regions Bank obtained from Saline County Circuit Court in 2011, according to a lawsuit filed by Edgefield Holdings LLC of Miami, in U.S. District Court in Little Rock.

Online Recruitment Works If Done Correctly, Experts Say

by Sarah Campbell 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Automated job-match programs — like Monster, Indeed, Glassdoor, Career Builder, Dice and the state-run Arkansas JobLink — are still useful, but experts say employers have to use them smartly to get the best results.

Signs of the Times (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Most of us who have been in the workplace for a while have encountered the most frustrating kind of co-worker: the one whose hard skills are good, or good enough, but whose soft skills create tension.

Employment, Earnings Tied to Education Credentials

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Unsurprisingly, the more education a worker has the likelier she is to have a job and the higher her earnings are, although a professional degree — physician, lawyer — means both a lower unemployment rate and higher earnings than a doctoral degree.

No Surprise: Higher Pay Helps Attract, Retain Employees

by Mark Friedman 10/24/2016 12:00 am

All industries, from health care to manufacturing, have faced a shortage of workers. Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas, says increasing pay would be the first action she would suggest when companies can't find the right workers to fill positions.

Employers Seek Hires With Soft Abilities Like Attitude, Teamwork

by Kyle Massey 10/24/2016 12:00 am

“Skills gap” discussions often pivot on abilities or qualifications that employers find in short supply, but broader communication and human interaction traits are more likely to determine success or failure on the job, human resources experts say.

Looking Up at Channel 7, With a Drone of Its Own

by Kyle Massey 10/24/2016 12:00 am

You might say that KATV has a new drone to play with, but it's no toy; instead, it's a sophisticated newsgathering tool costing at least $6,000, not counting the employees who fly it.

Two Others in Hunt for Allied Before Today's Bank Took Ownership

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Today's Bank of Huntsville was awarded ownership of the $66.3-million asset lender with a negative bid of $6.1 million.

Morrilton Company Shows Claws in Trademark Lawsuit Against Big Lots

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

A Morrilton pet supply company has its fur standing on end after seeing a cat scratcher for sale at Big Lots Stores Inc.

Legislature, Here's Your Chance (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Last week, in disqualifying from the November ballot a proposed amendment to the Arkansas Constitution, the state Supreme Court gave the state Legislature a golden opportunity to do something right.

Private Solar's Future in Arkansas Hinges on PSC Review

by Kyle Massey 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Decisions by the Arkansas Public Service Commission could promote solar generation at homes and businesses or even cripple it, advocates say, but the most critical rulings may not come for more than a year.

Pulaski County Wants To Catch Rays, Not Solar Catch-22

by Kyle Massey 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Pulaski County's lawyers see solar energy as an enticing way for businesses and county government itself to cut their electric bills, but they've encountered a kind of legal sunblock.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2016 02:32 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces appointments to boards, commissions and more.

John Rogers Pleads Not Guilty to Felony Wire Fraud

by George Waldon 10/11/2016 11:26 am

Alleged serial fraudster John Rogers pleaded not guilty to one count of felony wire fraud at his Friday arraignment in Chicago federal court.