Tagged: U.s. Department Of Labor

Overtime Suit Adds to Home Care Wage Burden

Overtime Suit Adds to Home Care Wage Burden

Health CareLegal

The U.S. Department of Labor’s regulations that increased minimum wage and overtime coverage to home health workers has resulted in the Arkansas Support Network Inc. owing $650,000 in back wages to employees who worked overnight shifts in clients’ homes. read more >

UCA, Metova Announce IT Apprenticeship Program

UCA, Metova Announce IT Apprenticeship Program

Technology & Telecom

The University of Central Arkansas' Division of Outreach & Community Engagement, the Arkansas Coding Academy, the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services and U.S. Department of Labor recently announced the state’s first Information Technology Based Registered Apprenticeship Program at UCA. read more >

Shifting Labor Rules Keep Arkansas Attorneys Busy

Shifting Labor Rules Keep Arkansas Attorneys Busy

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Arkansas labor and employment attorneys are keeping an eye on challenges to the U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime rules as well as a bill that would amend the Minimum Wage Act in Arkansas. read more >

Suit Challenges Rule on Anti-Union Activities

Suit Challenges Rule on Anti-Union Activities

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Little Rock was a magnet for representatives from law firms around the country last week when U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker heard arguments in the first federal lawsuit attempting to stop the Obama administration’s new “persuader rule” concerning anti-union activities. read more >

ASU-Searcy Receives Grant for Technology Skills Program

ASU-Searcy Receives Grant for Technology Skills Program

Arkansas State University-Searcy, a technical campus of ASU-Beebe, received a $345,000 grant from the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services for the Multi-Skills Technology program at the Searcy and Heber Springs campuses, and classes at Lonoke High School Carver campus. read more >

Financial Industry Opposes Obama's Attempt to Expand Fiduciary Rule

Financial Industry Opposes Obama's Attempt to Expand Fiduciary Rule

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The financial industry is pushing back — hard, and with political support — against a second attempt by the Obama administration to impose a standardized fiduciary rule on all givers of retirement advice, particularly those now held to a lower standard of merely not recommending investments that are clearly unsuitable. read more >