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Jeff Starling, chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice, spoke to the Arkansas Community Bankers Association on November 5, 2019 on emerging employment issues related to Medical Marijuana, Telecommuting and the ADA. His presentation included accommodations employers must make to support employees with disabilities and factors employers should consider when determining the feasibility of allowing employees to work remotely. Jeff also discussed new medical marijuana state laws, pre- and post-hire drug testing and employer policies.
Jeff helps businesses navigate a broad range of labor and employment issues, from litigating and trying cases involving trade secrets and non-competition agreements, to defending clients against whistleblowers, as well as claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and unpaid overtime. Jeff helps clients develop human resources policies, minimize legal risks and avoid disputes. He also aggressively represents clients in responding to union organizing and elections, bargaining with unions, defending NLRB charges, and arbitrating grievances.
He is a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and consistently ranked by Chambers USA for his work in Labor & Employment. He is also recognized by The Best Lawyers in America, 2008 – present, Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2009 – present, and is a member of the ABA Committee on the Development of the Law Under the NLRA management.