Legal


A Little Side Hustle (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

A Little Side Hustle (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Health CareLegalOpinionEditor's Note

If it's absolutely legal and ethical and in the state's best interest for the Crime Lab to contract with a company owned by its assistant director, and if no bidding is necessary on the specific item being purchased, why pay extra for a middleman? read more >

Arkansas Cities Seek to Create 'Entertainment Districts'

Arkansas Cities Seek to Create 'Entertainment Districts'

LegalRestaurants & FoodCover Story

A number of Arkansas cities — including El Dorado, Little Rock, Pine Bluff and Texarkana — are either considering or are taking steps toward creating “entertainment districts” that would allow the open carry of alcohol. read more >

Lawyer: Ignoring NLRB Action Risks Lawsuits, Investigation

Lawyer: Ignoring NLRB Action Risks Lawsuits, Investigation

LegalTransportation

Private-sector employers in Arkansas need to be aware of what the National Labor Relations Board is doing, because not knowing exposes them to litigation from employees or former employees and to costly disruptions that can come from NLRB investigations. read more >

The Bar Is for Service (Brian Rosenthal Commentary)

The Bar Is for Service (Brian Rosenthal Commentary)

LegalOpinion

The Arkansas Bar Association is initiating a Public Service Academy for member lawyers who seek to serve in any capacity, including on school boards and city councils, with volunteer organizations or in the legislative, judicial or executive branch. read more >

Power Bar Investment Leads to Lawsuit

Power Bar Investment Leads to Lawsuit

LegalWhispers

An investment group tied to George's Inc. of Springdale has accused a California nutrition company of misrepresenting its financial status in order to entice the group to make a $3 million investment. read more >

AETN Foundation Lawyers Up

AETN Foundation Lawyers Up

LegalWhispers

Lawyers are talking and meetings are set in the power struggle between the Arkansas Educational Telecommunications Network and its nonprofit fundraising arm, the AETN Foundation. read more >

Millennial Incomes: Median Hits $69,000 in 2017

Millennial Incomes: Median Hits $69,000 in 2017

Banking & FinanceHealth CareLegalRestaurants & FoodTechnology & TelecomTransportation

Median incomes of U.S. households are rising again, and “those headed by a Millennial (someone age 22 to 37) now earn more than young adult households did at nearly any time in the past 50 years,” according to the Pew Research Center. read more >

And Now: Good News (Editorial)

And Now: Good News (Editorial)

Banking & FinanceHealth CareLegalRestaurants & FoodTechnology & TelecomTransportationOpinion

We have suggested to Michael Pakko, the state economic forecaster, that the volume of Movers & Shakers landing in our queue be considered an economic indicator. By that indication, Arkansas' economy is humming. read more >

Walmart Shift on Greeters Leads to Lawsuit

Walmart Shift on Greeters Leads to Lawsuit

Health CareLegal

Walmart's initiative to change its “people greeter” jobs to ones that require more physical labor brought complaints and a lawsuit against the Bentonville retailer over allegations that it violated the Americans With Disabilities Act. read more >

Acquisitions Alter List of 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas

Acquisitions Alter List of 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas

Banking & FinanceHealth CareLegalRestaurants & FoodTechnology & TelecomTransportationBusiness ListCover Story

The departures of five companies that were acquired in the past year made room at the bottom of the list for companies that had not made the cutoff last year — or ever. The price of entry to the list? $100 million read more >