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Chris W. Burks

Chris W. Burks

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  • Employment Law, Family Law, Education Law
  • Arkansas, Texas
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Vanessa Cash Adams
Vanessa Cash Adams February 10, 2020
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
I gave Chris a 10 because of his intelligence and his character. Not only is he extremely skilled in the courtroom but he is professional and patient as well. He is an excellent lawyer.
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Represent businesses and employees in breach of contract disputes and labor and employment law matters involving misclassification, minimum wage, overtime and off-the-clock violations across the county.

Licensed in Texas and Arkansas, and with federal court appearances in Ohio, California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Mississippi.

Weekly research, draft, and file pleadings and argue cases before state and federal court and administrative tribunals. Represent individuals and families in a variety of matters including successfully winning lawsuits against the City of Little Rock over a taxi license monopoly and also over political fundraising.

Also has represented individuals and families in a variety of matters including child and adult guardianships, adoptions, custody and visitation disputes, child support cases, divorces with business valuation issues, as well as breaches of fiduciary duties in probate.

Represented political party and counseled client weekly on contract formation and litigation avoidance, state regulatory and election law, campaign finance and First Amendment law. Coordinated with multiple stakeholders and leaders across a large political and campaign structure.

Practice Areas
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Education Law
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arkansas Judiciary
ID Number: 2010207
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State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 24105111
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Member Attorney
Sanford Law Firm
Law clerk
U.S. District Court
University of Arkansas School of Law
J.D. (2010)
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Davidson College
B.A. (2010) | Political Science
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas  # 24105111
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Arkansas Bar Association
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Pulaski County Bar Association
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Arkansas Trial Lawyer Association
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National Employment Lawyers Association
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Articles & Publications
Is the Trend Back to Sovereign Immunity?
The Arkansas Lawyer
Speaking Engagements
Sovereign Immunity, Faulkner County Bar Association, Conway Arkansas
Legal Answers
23 Questions Answered
Q. Does city of north Little Rock have to pay overtime after 40 hours? Because they only offer flex or comp time no pay.
A: Thanks and it depends on your position and their exact policy. If, for example, they don't have a cap on the amount of comp. time that you can accrue (add up), and you keep accruing unlimited hours, then you are owed the pay for the hours over the cap at time-and-a-half your regular rate of pay. It also depends on your position and whether you take the flex time or not. This is a complex question that you should speak to an attorney about further if you would like
Q. Is my employer allowed to force me to work 85 hours a week or be fired? I work in Arkansas
A: Thanks and there could be a minimum wage or overtime violation for being forced to work that much in Arkansas. It depends on if you are getting an overtime premium payment for hours over 40 in a workweek. It also depends on your rate of pay, or if you are paid a salary
Q. Employment lay off after paid relocation a month earlier
A: There might be some recourse for you, depending on the language of the relocation contract. You will want to consult an employment law attorney to review your contract
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1 Riverfront Dr., Suite 745
North Little Rock, AR 72114
Telephone: (501) 261-2585
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2894 N. McKee Circle, Suite 108
Fayetteville, AR 72703
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Conway, AR 72032
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