Successful Appeal In Employment Matter

Michael B. Heister successfully represented a county-owned nursing home in the appeal of an employment matter.  Mr. Heister represented the client before the Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System and prevailed, with the agency finding that the plaintiffs, all former employees of the county-owned nursing home, were not eligible for membership in one of the state’s employee pension plans.  The plaintiffs appealed the agency decision to the Pulaski County Circuit Court, which entered an order and judgment reversing the administrative decision.  The nursing home appealed the circuit court’s ruling and the Arkansas Court of Appeals agreed with our argument that the plaintiff’s failed to establish under the applicable statute that they should have been included in the state program.