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IMMIGRATION LAW ALERT!!!
June 25, 2015

Bureau of Consular Affairs Currently Experiencing Passport / Visa Systems Errors

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HR's flu season concerns: absenteeism, presenteeism, vaccinations, and employment law
June 25, 2015

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the flu season “most commonly peaks in the U.S. in January or February.” In its last weekly flu advisory report, the agency reported that flu is widespread in more than half of the country and many states are reporting severe outbreaks. The CDC says “the proportion of people seeing their health care provider for influenza-like illness [has] increased significantly, and is above the national baseline” for this time of year. Reports of increasing hospitalizations and death are coming in from across the country, many of them caused by the H1N1 strain. Also known as the “swine flu,” H1N1 is the strain of flu behind the 2009 flu pandemic. 

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Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Honors Women in Business--Cammie Scott!!!
June 22, 2015

Northwest Arkansas Business Journal honors Cammie Scott with the Women in Business award

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NOARK Receives Prestigious SHRM Award for Advancing the HR Profession
June 22, 2015

 Northwest Arkansas Human Resource Association (NOARK) Receives Prestigious SHRM Award for Advancing the HR Profession

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U.S. Embassies And Consulates Abroad Unable To Process Visa Requests
June 19, 2015

On June 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of State issued an alert stating:

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OSHA Issues Guidelines Regarding Restroom Access For Transgender Employees
June 19, 2015

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which requires that all employers under its jurisdiction provide employees with sanitary and accessible toilet facilities, has issued guidelines regarding restroom access for transgender employees. OSHA advises that all employees should be permitted to use restroom facilities that correspond with the employee's gender identity. According to OSHA, each employee should determine the most appropriate and safest option for himself or herself.

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School of Innovation--Supplies List
June 14, 2015

The Springdale School of Innovation is a technology-rich STEM School. It embraces flexible and blended learning, allowing for a self-paced and project-based learning environment that promotes student success.

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NOARK Member(s) graduate Leadership Fayetteville... Congrats!!!
June 03, 2015

Fayetteville, AR – Leadership Fayetteville Class XXVIII graduated on May 14, 2015. The annual Leadership Fayetteville program exists to create a foundation from which its graduates can further expand their involvement within the Fayetteville community.

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Texas Businesses Lose Bid to Challenge Ambush Election Rule; Union Election Petitions on the Rise!!!
June 02, 2015

On June 1, 2015, a Texas federal court ruled against the Associated Builders and Contractors of Texas and other plaintiffs who were challenging the National Labor Relations Board's ambush election rule, which significantly shortens the period of time that employers and employees have to prepare for a union election after receiving an election petition. The business group-plaintiffs claimed that the NLRB's rule violated the Administrative Procedure and National Labor Relations Acts, but the Texas Court ruled that the plaintiffs failed to show how the rule violated either Act.  

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Supreme Court Rules in Abercrombie Religious Accommodation Case!!!
June 02, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court held that employment decisions cannot be motivated by an applicant's religious practice, regardless of whether an employer had actual knowledge of an applicant's need for an accommodation for the religious practice.  

 


Check Out Our May 2015 Newsletter!
June 02, 2015

Click here to download a PDF of our May 2015 Newsletter and stay up-to-date with NOARK.

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Check Out Our April 2015 Newsletter!
June 02, 2015

Click here to download a PDF of our April 2015 Newsletter and stay up-to-date with NOARK.

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OSHA's revised Hazard Communication requirements in effect as of June 1
June 02, 2015

Hazard Communication Standard in 2012 with the global standard for chemical product labeling. The provisions for labeling offer workers better protection from chemical hazards, while also reducing trade barriers and improving productivity for American businesses that regularly handle, store, and use hazardous chemicals

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