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Arkansas SHRM State Conference Wrap Up

CGWG participated in the Arkansas SHRM State Conference last week in Hot Springs and we had a great time, as always! The firm is always proud to sponsor the ARSHRM State Conference and we enjoyed visiting with our HR friends and colleagues at our booth. Thanks for stopping by to … Read More »

Estate Planning Considerations: Difficult Conversations

by Laura Dyer Johnson One of the most difficult and most important conversations you can have with your loved ones is the preference for end of life care. A recent Reuters article highlights some of the existing obstacles that physicians have to leading that conversation. Though we can hope the … Read More »

Employer Alert: NLRB Issues Guidance on Handbook Rules

The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) General Counsel issued a long-awaited, 30-page memorandum on Wednesday, March 18, offering employers guidance on crafting policies and rules that will not be deemed unlawful by the NLRB. This memo is applicable to all employers subject to the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), regardless … Read More »

(N)Ever Changing Immigration Laws

by Misty Wilson Borkowski Last November, immigration practitioners and foreign nationals were delighted when President Obama announced changes pursuant to an executive action that would allow many more individuals to apply for deferred action. Some of the most popular changes were: Expanding the eligibility criteria for the Deferred Action for … Read More »

Cybersecurity: An HR Function

By Abtin Mehdizadegan “Data breach.” This term, once relegated to the exclusive concern of IT departments, will soon find its footing in the lexicon of modern HR professionals. For Sony Corporation, this realization occurred on November 24, 2014, when a skull appeared on several computer terminals threatening to release, among … Read More »

Limit This, Not That: Drafting Enforceable Noncompete Agreements in Arkansas

By Greg Northen Consider this scenario: Your company hires an engineer (Employee) to work directly on an industry-revolutionizing product (the Gizmo2100), and your company is in a heated race with a competitor to provide the first product to the market. The Gizmo2100 requires a highly-specialized manufacturing process involving nano-integrated materials … Read More »