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Chris W. Burks

Chris W. Burks

Get Paid What You Are Owed!
  • Employment 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, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    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
Attorney
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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
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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
Websites & Blogs
Website
Little Rock Labor Lawyer
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Arkansas Employment Lawyers
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Fayetteville Employment Attorney
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Memphis Employment Attorneys
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Legal Answers
26 Questions Answered
Q. Can an employer stop paying an hourly wage and switch u beginning next week to solely commissions.just got the news toda
A: Thanks and in Arkansas they can change to pay you commissions so long as you still make a minimum wage. If you work as an employee for a week and don't get paid anything, that is a minimum wage violation
Q. Am I required to supervise students off contracted time for free.
A: Thanks and no you are not required to work more than the time you are contracted for. Working off the clock is illegal in Arkansas.
Q. As an independent contractor what can I do if a client refuses to pay
A: Thanks and you can call the Arkansas Department of Labor. Tell them the facts that you wrote above. They have the power to determine if you may be owed wages if you were misclassified as a contractor.
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Contact & Map
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Little Rock
1 Riverfront Dr., Suite 745
North Little Rock, AR 72114
Telephone: (501) 261-2585
Fax: (501) 222-3027
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
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Fayetteville
2894 N. McKee Circle, Suite 108
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Telephone: (479) 250-0560
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
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Memphis
6584 Poplar Avenue, 2nd Floor - Suite 5
Memphis, TN 38138
Telephone: (901) 641-4199
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
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Conway
1237 Front St.
Conway, AR 72032
Telephone: (501) 261-2585
Fax: (501) 222-0327
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Cabot
206 North 1st Street
Cabot, AR 72023
Telephone: (501) 261-2585
Fax: (501) 222-3027
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Bryant
301 Roya Ln # 1
Bryant, AR 72022
Telephone: (501) 261-2585
Fax: (501) 222-3027