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.

The End is Near - Of the 89th General Assembly
April 12, 2013

  The end of the 89th General Assembly's regular session is close.

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Lobby Up Application and Updates
April 01, 2013

The outcome of several of the bills before the legislature is very important to employers.

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Legislative Session Update March 6, 2013
March 06, 2013

There is a lot of activity at the Capitol.  Rumor has it that over 200 bills were filed on Monday.  The deadline for filing bills is March …

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Proposed Bills of Interest
February 20, 2013

  Here is an update on some bills that should be of interest to HR Professionals. UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ***SB 38 by Sen.

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Contact List for Legislators
February 19, 2013

  Many people are uncertain as to how to contact their state and national legislators.  Listed below are links to the contacts of each.

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Final HIPAA Regulations Issued
February 19, 2013

  On January 17, the Office of Civil Rights posted its omnibus Final Breach Notification Rule (the "Final Rule"), which modified many provision…

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National News on Health Insurance Rates
February 12, 2013

Last week Congressman Phil Gingrey (R-GA) and Jim Matheson (D-UT) introduced H.R.455  Letting Insurance Benefit Everyone Regardless of Their You…

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Request for people to testify for SB 38
February 08, 2013

Below is a list of bills being tracked by ARSHRM. They are requesting volunteers to testify regarding SB38.

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HB 1259 - Changing the Reporting of Independent Contractors to the State New Hire Registry
February 07, 2013

HB 1259 is a new bill that would change the notification requirements for independent contractors.  This would require the State New Hire Regist…

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Week 4 of the 89th Arkansas General Assembly
February 05, 2013

This week marks the 4th week of the 89th General Assembly.  The last few weeks have been busy ones with 244 bills being filed in the House and 2…

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Overview of Week One of the Arkansas General Assembly
January 21, 2013

The first week of the Arkansas General Assembly is over and there were 43 bills filed in the House and 82 in the Senate.  Here are some issues …

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Arkansas General Assembly Session Day 1
January 15, 2013

Yesterday was a big day as election resulters were confirmed , members were sworn in, and committee assignments were made.

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Legislative Committee News for January 2013
January 13, 2013

The IRS gave us all a nice new year’s present in the form of newly released guidelines for employers on Health Care Reform   DEPARTMENT …

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