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  • House Bill 1460 Impacts the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment
    2017-02-07

    House Bill 1460 Impacts the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment

    House Bill 1460 filed yesterday by Representatives Carlton Wing and Doug House impacts the provisions related to employment within the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment. The bill adds some important clarifying definitions to the Amendment and provides employers with safe harbors to ensure a safe working environment for employees and the public. The bill was referred to the Committee on House Rules and awaits further action. 

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  • Firm Monitors Bills That Could Impact Employers
    2017-01-25

    Firm Monitors Bills That Could Impact Employers

    Friday, Eldredge & Clark’s Labor and Employment practice group is monitoring several bills throughout the 91st General Assembly of the Arkansas State Legislature that could impact Arkansas employers if passed. Attorney H. Wayne Young provides a brief overview of House Bill 1126, House Bill 1021, Senate Bill 37 and Senate Bill 33.

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  • Medical Marijuana Amendment Will Cause Changes For Employers
    2016-12-12

    Medical Marijuana Amendment Will Cause Changes For Employers

    Wayne Young participated in a panel discussion regarding Arkansas medical marijuana law at last week's Central Arkansas Human Resources Association's monthly meeting. Medical marijuana laws are creating a "hotbox" of legal issues for employers, according to CAHRA. The new amendment will have widespread implications in the workplace from the interaction with Americans with Disabilities Act to drug testing regulations to worker's compensation law.

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  • Federal Court Blocks Overtime Expansion
    2016-11-23

    Federal Court Blocks Overtime Expansion

    A federal court in Texas issued a preliminary injunction yesterday blocking, on a nationwide basis, enforcement of the Department of Labor's new overtime regulations raising the minimum salary threshold for the white-collar exemptions. The regulations were set to go into effect December 1, 2016. This alert explains what the ruling means to local businesses.

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