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School of Law
1045 W. Maple St.
Robert A. Leflar Law Center
Waterman Hall
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Phone: (479) 575-5601

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University of Arkansas School of Law

Arkansas Law Notes

Labor and Employment Law

Blue Penciling Noncompete Agreements in Arkansas and the Need for a Public Policy Exception

In today’s workplace environment, there is increasing pressure for employees to sign noncompete agreements. Depending on a state’s laws or noncompete jurisprudence, these agreements may or may not be enforceable, regardless of the presence of overbroad language that may be harmful to employees. As employers seek to protect their business interests, more businesses are using noncompete agreements to assert control over employees at all levels of the business employment structure. This means that these agreements will restrict the mobility of even low-wage employees, unless otherwise stated.

SCOTUS Adopts a Workable Definition of “Supervisor” Under Title VII

The following is an excerpt from the author’s blog: In Vance v. Ball State University, a 5-4 decision authored by Justice Alito and delivered on June 24, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court held that, for the purpose of determining an employer’s liability […]

The At-Will Doctrine Twenty Years After Gladden and Sterling Drug

Few legal doctrines are as well embedded in Arkansas law as the “at will” doctrine. The doctrine, as is well known, states that where an employee is hired for no specific period of time the term of employment is at will, permitting either the employer […]

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