Here you will find literary tidbits on state and federal legislation as it relates to the Human Resources field. Laws are constantly changing and staying up-to-date is imperative as an HR Professional. We hope you find this blog a useful tool for answering questions and raising awareness of legislative issues. Would you like to contribute to this blog? Is there a specific topic you would like to see addressed here? If so, please contact NOARK Legislative Chair at eat1@eau1eav1eaw1.

NLRB to Vote on Workforce Democracy & Fairness Act: Contact Your Representative Today
November 30, 2011

YOUR ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED!

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Federal Legislative Action Alert
November 11, 2011

YOUR ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED!

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NLRA Posting Notice Requirement Delayed until January 31, 2012
October 20, 2011

On October 5, the National Labor Relations Board extended the implementation deadline for its notice posting rule from November 14 to January 31, 201…

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Department of Labor Action Alert
September 16, 2011

The Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards in June issued a proposed rule that would fundamentally change the interpretati…

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Support H.R. 2587, the Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act
September 14, 2011

YOUR ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED!

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NLRB Action Alert
August 08, 2011

NLRB Action Alert The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently issued a proposed rule changing the Board’s procedure for union election campaigns.

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Support H.R. 2587, the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act
July 27, 2011

YOUR ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED!

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OSHA Seeks Applications for Safety and Health Training Grants
June 20, 2011

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is soliciting applications under the Susan Harwood Tr…

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Feds: Workers illegally fired over Facebook posts
June 10, 2011

By SAM HANANELAssociated Press  WASHINGTON — Federal labor regulators say a New York nonprofit illegally fired five employees after they …

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US Department Of Labor Provides $3.8 Million Grant To Help Arkansas Residents Recover From Severe Storms
May 31, 2011

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $3,758,327 National Emergency Grant to assist with clean-up and recovery efforts in…

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FTC Settles with Firms over Failure to Protect Employee Data
May 26, 2011

Sensitive information of nearly 65,000 employees allegedly compromised By Roy Maurer The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has ordered two companie…

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Summary of Arkansas Act 585 of 2011
May 24, 2011

An Act to Expedite Administrative Tax Appeals and Promote Access to Justice Hearings on Appeals The primary purpose of the Act is to shorten the in…

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Summary of Arkansas Act 861 of 2011
May 24, 2011

Satutory Changes in LawEffective July 26, 2011 Minimum Weekly Benefit Amount Currently indexed at 12% of average weekly wage.

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Summary of Arkansas Act 754 of 2011
May 24, 2011

An Act to Decrease the Sales and Use Tax on Natural Gas and Electricity used by Manufacturers Overview The Arkansas sales and use tax rate on elect…

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HHS Announces MLR Waivers
May 19, 2011

The federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Friday that it will waive the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act&rsquo…

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Beebe: Labor Board Ruling Could Be 'Detrimental'
May 19, 2011

(Reprinted with permission from TalkBusiness.net) Arkansas Gov.

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Changes to Healthcare Cost Reporting Requirements
May 02, 2011

Employers will be responsible for reporting to employees the total cost of their group health benefit plan coverage on their W-2 forms under the Pati…

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Upcoming Compliance Effective Dates
April 26, 2011

May 5, 2011: FLSA Tip Credit The final rule provides that to use the tip credit, an employer must inform a tipped employee about several aspects of …

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Specialty Drugs Driving Pharmacy Benefit Costs
April 25, 2011

By Joanne Sammer Employers trying to keep a handle on their pharmacy benefit costs are finding that one element of pharmacy benefit programs is grow…

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Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield: Support the Arkansas Health Benefit Exchange
March 28, 2011

You may have heard that the Arkansas House Insurance and Commerce Committee will be voting at 9 a.m. tomorrow (March 25, 2011) on House Bill 2138, wh…

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Urgent: Contact Your State Representative About SB593
March 23, 2011

All HR Professionals: SB593, which provides much needed reforms in the Arkansas Unemployment Compensation System, has been passed by the Senate and …

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ARSHRM Professionals: Your Support is Needed!
March 17, 2011

All HR Professionals: As you all should know by now, the Arkansas Unemployment Trust Fund is seriously in debt to the Federal Government.

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HB 1873 Concealed Weapons
March 14, 2011

All HR Professionals:The House of Representatives “railroaded” a bill to passage which would allow any employee with a concealed weapon p…

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HR News Update
March 11, 2011

March 4 Federal Regulatory Developments Federal Agencies Continue Brisk Rule-Making Pace While Congress continues to debate proposals to fund the f…

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Legislative News from ARSHRM
March 11, 2011

All HR Professionals: Last year, the Arkansas Supreme Court decided that an individual (supervisor, manager, HR professional, etc.) could be sued pe…

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Womack Says 'Gut-Check' Votes Coming
February 24, 2011

By Roby Brock, TALKBUSINESS.NET U.S. Rep.

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1099 Mandate Proving Difficult to Repeal
February 21, 2011

According to a recent article on CNNMoney, there's "one legislative issue lawmakers on both sides of the aisle overwhelmingly agree on: The onerous 1…

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Health Care Legislation: What HR Professionals Need to Know in 2011
February 21, 2011

Many HR professionals are still trying to comprehend the sweeping changes that emerged from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.

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Medical Loss Ratio: No Rebate Check Just Yet
February 21, 2011

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NLRB Comment Deadline February 22
February 21, 2011

Earlier this month, SHRM alerted members that the National Labor Relations Board is seeking feedback by February 22 on its proposed rule requiring co…

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CGWG to Host Free Webinar February 22
February 16, 2011

“A Year in Review: Key U.S. Labor Law Developments in 2010 and What to Expect in 2011” Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C. is…

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Approaching Legislative Deadlines and Effective Dates
January 07, 2011

SHRM understands many of our members are responsible for more work this year than ever before, leaving them less time to plan ahead.

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