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Chris W. Burks

Chris W. Burks

Get Paid What You Are Owed!
  • Employment Law, Family Law, Education Law
  • Arkansas, Texas
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Biography

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
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arkansas
Arkansas Judiciary
ID Number: 2010207
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Texas
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 24105111
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Member Attorney
Sanford Law Firm
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Law clerk
U.S. District Court
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Education
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
Member
Current
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Arkansas Bar Association
Member
Current
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Pulaski County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Arkansas Trial Lawyer Association
Member
Current
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National Employment Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Is the Trend Back to Sovereign Immunity?
The Arkansas Lawyer
Speaking Engagements
Sovereign Immunity, Faulkner County Bar Association, Conway Arkansas
Legal Answers
20 Questions Answered
Q. I got paid only 1 hr when I know I worked 5 I was suppose to get 50 dollars
A: Thanks and you could have a potential minimum wage violation, depending on the particular situation you are in. You should speak to an attorney or the Department of Labor
Q. Im a salaried manager in Arkansas I got sick and missed work with no PTO They are trying to cut my pay. Is this legal?
A: Thanks and if an employer has a bona fide paid-leave plan in place (paid sick leave, short-term disability, etc.) and an employee is not yet eligible to participate in the plan or has exhausted his or her leave, a full-day deduction from pay is allowed. Partial-day deductions are not allowed for sickness when with a bona fide leave plan in place, except in certain circumstances for FMLA unpaid leave.
Q. I work at Titan tire Union City Tenn I took two days vacation they made me work Saturday but will not pay me overtime
A: Thanks and the Fair Labor Standards Act requires, with some exceptions, overtime payments of time and a half a regular rate of pay for hours worked over 40 in a week. If you are working more than 40 hours in a week and not getting an overtime premium payment of time and a half, and not otherwise exempt from the law, then you may have rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act
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North Little Rock, AR 72114
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Fayetteville, AR 72703
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Conway, AR 72032
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Cabot, AR 72023
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Bryant, AR 72022
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