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OSHA Issues Final Rule on Electronic Reporting

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule on electronic reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses which takes effect on August 10, 2016. The final rule requires employers with more than 250 employees or employers in “high risk industries,” such as agriculture, construction, utilities, and manufacturing, … Read More »

NLRB Orders Company to Reopen Plant Despite Lost Demand

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is once again dictating how and when a company can close a facility, magnified in the recent case Gunderson Rail Service, LLC issued June 23, 2016 by the NLRB.  The Board ordered a Tucson, Arizona employer to restore its operations there on the grounds that … Read More »

EEOC Guidance for Employer-Provided Leave and the Americans with Disabilities Act

The EEOC recently published general information for employers and employees discussing how and when leave relating to an employee’s disability must be granted in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).  The ADA requires employers covered under the ADA to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities who are … Read More »

Madeline Moore Joins CGWG

Madeline Kurrus Moore has joined the Little Rock office of Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C., where she will practice labor and employment law. A native of Little Rock, Moore obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Vanderbilt University in 2007 and received her Juris Doctorate from the University of … Read More »

DOL Issues Final Overtime Rule

On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued the final version of a much-anticipated overtime exemption rule, raising the minimum salary threshold required to qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) “white collar” overtime exemption to $47,476 per year. This rule will broaden federal overtime pay regulations to include … Read More »

EEOC Issues Final Rule on Employment Wellness Programs and the ADA

On Tuesday May 17, 2016 the EEOC issued its final rule on employer wellness programs. The new rule describes how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will apply to employer offered wellness programs. The new rule will only apply to wellness programs that require employees to answer disability related questions … Read More »

Are You Considered a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise?

The law firm of Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C. (CGWG) is searching for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation.  On April 18, 2016 the Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Professional Legal Services. The DBE would provide a wide variety of services to support … Read More »