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Employment Law

Employer/employee relationships have become increasingly complicated, and can be very contentious. As a result, the need to understand and comply with numerous state and federal laws has become an increasing burden. It is why having experienced legal counsel is the best way to avoid problems from arising, or finding practical solutions to them when they occur.

Smith Cohen & Horan counsels and represents employers on such matters as—

  • Background checks
  • Benefit claims under ERISA
  • Breach of contract
  • Compliance: Civil Rights Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Equal Pay Act, etc.
  • Confidentiality and non-compete agreements
  • Department of Labor Compliance
  • Drug testing
  • Employment agreements
  • Employment discrimination: gender, race, age, religion, nationality, disability defense
  • Employee handbooks
  • Independent contractor
  • Sexual harassment defense
  • Wage, hour and overtime disputes
  • Whistle blowing
  • Wrongful termination defense

Our attorneys help employer’s with their human resource issues. These range from policy analysis to compliance to creating sound practices. We have defended and prosecuted lawsuits and administrative claims before: state and federal courts, the EEOC, the Department of Labor, and other state and federal agencies.

We know the law—how it applies and how to comply. Let us help your business with all of your employment law issues.

Serving businesses and individuals throughout Arkansas and Oklahoma

Smith, Cohen & Horan, PLC provides litigation, business, and private client services to clients in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Contact us today at 479. 782.1001 or online to speak to one of our attorneys on matters in the following counties:

  • Benton
  • Crawford
  • Franklin
  • Garland
  • Johnson
  • Logan
  • Polk
  • Pope
  • Montgomery
  • Scott
  • Sebastian
  • Washington
  • Yell
  • Adair
  • Cherokee
  • Haskell
  • Leflore
  • Muskogee
  • Sequoyah
  • Tulsa
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  • Fort Smith Office
    1206 Garrison Avenue
    Post Office Box 10205
    Fort Smith, Arkansas 72917-0205
    Phone: 479-782-1001
    Fax: 479-782-1279