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United States Supreme Court Rules That Same Sex Couples Have A Right to Marry
February 08, 2017

On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, in which it held that same sex couples have a Constitutional right to marry.

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United States Supreme Court Decides Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc.
March 26, 2015

On March 25, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated decision in Young v. United Parcel Services, Inc., 575 U.S. ____, (2015). Employers had hoped this decision would clarify whether employees with work related injuries were "similar in their ability or inability to work" for the purposes of determining the accommodation required for a pregnant employee under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act ("PDA"). The PDA requires employers to treat "women affected by pregnancy . . . the same for all employment-related purposes . . . as other persons not so affected but similar in their ability or inability to work." 42 USC § 2000e(k). However, despite a ruling from the Court, employers are left without a bright-line rule as to whether, and under what circumstances, employers that offer limited light duty to non-pregnant employees must offer the same light duty to pregnant employees.

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LYNN TROWBRIDGE is the WINNER of the ARSHRM Conference Registration Giveaway!!!
March 18, 2015

Be a part of the “In Crowd” and join NOARK’s "CLUB 15" to support the SHRM Foundation

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EXECUTIVE ACTION ON IMMIGRATION
November 24, 2014

President Obama recently announced a series of Executive Actions that make several important administrative changes in the immigration process that will impact employers and foreign nationals alike in several important ways. The Executive Actions create a new deferred action program for certain parents of U.S. citizens; expand the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program; increase the work options for spouses of certain visa holders; and seek to expand the visa options for highly-skilled immigrants.  

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NOARK Member Passes PHR Exam
April 25, 2011

Congratulations to Robin M. Dunivan on passing her PHR exam during the winter testing window. What a great achievement.

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Looking for Community Service Projects
March 04, 2011

NOARK would like to identify a NWA community service project to sponsor/support in 2011 through member participation. Sample projects might address childhood hunger, workplace violence, job readiness for incarcerated individuals re-entering the workforce, or returning veterans support.

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