Arkansas Law Blog

Employment Law

Do ride-share companies owe drivers money

Contractor v. Employee Info

Under the federal labor law, when an employer-employee relationship exists, the employee must be paid at least the Federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour and in most cases overtime at time and one-half his/her regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 per week. The ride-share company Uber has agreed to pay $20 million to

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Employment Law

Can caregivers or care workers be paid more?

All caregivers are owed the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour and an overtime payment for all hours worked over 40 in any work week, unless some very specific exemptions are met. However, many agencies or individuals are not following the law. This law firm has a lawsuit against PALCO, Inc. for back wage payments. If your payments from

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Interesting Legal-Lawyering Stories

February 2019 Arkansas Bar Exam Results

Congratulations to all those who passed the February 2019 Arkansas Bar Exam! Here are the results: 2019FebruaryBarExamResults Enjoy scrambling around to find a judge to swear you in on Tuesday.  Let the fun begin! But seriously—we are pleased to have you all as colleagues. Do well. Looking for some extra reading? After You Get Your Bar Exam Scores  

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Administrative Law, Employment Law

Can teachers get their job back?

As a teacher, can I get my job back if they suspend or fire me? Yes.  You are protected by a strong law.  The law is called the Arkansas Teacher Fair Dismissal Act (TFDA).  This law is designed to help teachers. The TFDA says that a teacher has to receive written notice of any nonrenewal, suspension, or termination. A teacher

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Interesting Legal-Lawyering Stories

New Name | Same Firm

wh Law | We Help

Hey fellow Arkansans, Looking for Wilson & Haubert law firm? Yes, you found us! We have simplified our name from Wilson & Haubert to  wh Law. We want our name to promote our goal: We Help. Now, when you see our name, it may be in a combined fashion, the company name “wh Law” along with the company tagline “We

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Estate Planning

What are Uncompensated Transfers and Penalty Periods?

Many people gift property to others to qualify for Medicaid only to find out that they’re still not qualified. Usually this situation is caused by Uncompensated Transfers.  These transfers trigger “penalty periods.” So, what is an Uncompensated Transfer? How do such transfers incur a penalty? What is the Transfer Penalty and how does it work? Here are some useful definitions.

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Family Law

When is Joint Custody Considered the Best Interest of The Child?

Clients ask us a form of this question almost every day.  Joint custody has been rare for the majority of the history of family law in Arkansas.  However, that trend is changing in many courts throughout the state. When a Judge is considering custody of children, they always look at what is in “the best interest of the child.” This

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Family Law

Child Support Payments – What to Expect

You probably landed here because you’re going through a divorce, or you’re thinking about it, and you have children. If so, you’re in the right place. There are many issues surrounding child support in Arkansas and it’s important to know what your rights are. When will a court order child support payments? A court will almost always order child support

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Family Law

Best Interest of the Child | Do Judges Get It Right?

We always feel disappointed when our clients do not get what they want in court. After pouring time and effort into a case, it can be heartbreaking. We may never feel the brunt of the disappointment like the client, but it hurts. Knowing that feeling motivates us Occasionally, we have lost cases we should have won. There are other times

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Bankruptcy

How to Stop Wage Garnishment

If your wages are currently being garnished, or if you are in danger of having them garnished, the attorneys at wh Law | We Help can stop the process.  We have attorneys who specialize in bankruptcy, who will use the bankruptcy code to prevent your wages from being taken from you, once and for all. A little known feature of

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