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Update: Rose Law, Cross Gunter Firms Combine

The Rose Law Firm and Cross Gunter Witherspoon & Galchus PC, both of Little Rock, are combining, with Cross Gunter attorneys joining Rose effective Oct. 1. read more >
Nate Steel, a Little Rock lawyer, is chief compliance and government affairs officer for Good Day Farm, which supports adult-use cannabis and the causes that tax proceeds from legalization would support.
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Cannabis Legalization: Business Pros and ConsLock Icon

What the vote for recreational marijuana could mean for business, from the size of the market to its sales and tax potential. read more >
Jim Hendren
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Legal / Manufacturing

8th Circuit Court Ruling Favors Rehab Program

The ruling overturned a $1.6 million class-action judgment in 2020 against Hendren Plastics Inc. read more >
Little Rock Soirée Publisher Mandy Richardson talks with Randi Zuckerberg, creator of Facebook Live, during the morning keynote session. 
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Soirée Symposium Confronts Inequity, Hard Conversations at Work

Organizations can dismantle systemic racism and disrupt inequity by treating those goals like any other business target, Janet Stovall, a senior client strategist at NeuroLeadership Institute, said during the Soirée Women’s Leadership Symposium. read more >
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Trying Again on Revised Overtime Rules (Missy McJunkins Duke Commentary)

The statistical reality of the the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime proposal is that Arkansas employees earn lower wages than much of the country, meaning Arkansas employers are more likely than employers in other parts of the country to feel the effects of an increase. read more >
From left: Chris Doolittle of BKD LLP, Missy McJunkins Duke and Amber Bagley of Cross Gunter Witherspoon & Galchus.
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Affordable Care Act Amplifies Risk of Misclassifying Employees

Health care reform is increasing the importance of the correct classification of employees, employment lawyers and others say. That’s because the “employer mandate” of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act requires businesses with 50 or more full-time employees (or their equivalent) to offer those workers health insurance. read more >