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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 >

Arkansas Unemployment Decreases to 5.6 Percent in July

Arkansas Unemployment Decreases to 5.6 Percent in July

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Arkansas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased one-tenth of a percentage point, from 5.7 percent in June to 5.6 percent in July, according to labor force data from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. read more >