Arkansas Employment Lawyers
Employment law are those laws approved in Arkansas that apply to employers, employees and independent contractors. These laws apply to every aspect of workplace endeavors, such as hiring policies, wage disputes, and firing of employees. Arkansas's employment laws set forth particular mandates that need to be understood by both employers and employees.
At-Will and Contract Employment
Most job relationships in Arkansas are on the basis of "at will" employment, but in other cases there may be an employment contract with a set term. "At will" employment implies that either the employee or the employer may end the relationship at any time, so long as the reason for the termination is not illegal. In instances involving an employment contract, Arkansas employment law will be used to decide the validity of the clauses contained in the agreement.
The Law of Discrimination in Arkansas
According to Arkansas law, employees may not discriminate against their employees regarding any phase of the employment, including hiring procedures, workplace policies, and termination. The law in Arkansas defines certain categories, or classes, against which it is illegal to discriminate. These classes may include race, gender, age, national origin, disability and religion. Discrimination in the workplace can often be challenging to determine. Arkansas has many lawyers specializing in workplace discrimination who can be of assistance.
Interesting Facts About Arkansas
Arkansas nicknamed "The Natural State", in reference to its many natural geographic features. It is sometimes known by its former nickname of "the Land of Opportunity". Arkansas has a population of nearly 3 million people, and the state capital city is Little Rock. Some counties in Arkansas have two county seats.
Legal claims in Arkansas are processed through the state's judicial branch. This consists of the Arkansas Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and Circuit Courts. There are also District Courts and City Courts, which do not conduct any jury trials. Thus, many legal claims are processed at the Circuit Court level. The Arkansas Supreme Court building also houses a library and is noted for its beautiful rotunda layout.
One of the most famous U.S. Supreme Court cases, United States v. Miller, originated in Arkansas. The Miller case involved the 2nd Amendment, specifically with regards to registration of firearms for tax purposes. The Miller decision is a key case in America's ongoing gun control debate, and is often cited by both sides of the debate.
Lawyers in Arkansas provide legal advice, assistance with legal forms, and representation in court. Arkansas laws are very specific to the region, and Arkansas lawyers understand how to interpret the laws for you. An experienced Arkansas attorney can help you through the legal process from beginning to end.