Tagged: U.s. Department Of Labor

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 >

Overtime Rule Big Change for Business (Missy Duke Commentary)

Overtime Rule Big Change for Business (Missy Duke Commentary)

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On June 30, the U.S. Department of Labor released a proposed rule that would increase the minimum salary for employees exempt under the “white-collar” exemptions of the Fair Labor Standards Act to $970 per week, the equivalent of $50,440 annually, which represents the 40th percentile of earnings for all full-time salaried workers throughout the United States. read more >

Affordable Care Act Amplifies Risk of Misclassifying Employees

Affordable Care Act Amplifies Risk of Misclassifying Employees

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Health care reform is increasing the importance of the correct classification of employees, employment lawyers and others say. That’s because the “employer mandate” of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act requires businesses with 50 or more full-time employees (or their equivalent) to offer those workers health insurance. read more >