Labor & Employment

ICE Stepping Up I-9 Audits & What Employers Need to Know


By Allison Pearson

As immigration remains at the center of national attention, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is not just stepping up its enforcement efforts at the border.

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Supreme Court Rules that Question of Arbitrability is for the Courts


New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira, 139 S. Ct. 532 (2019)

By H. Wayne Young

The plaintiff was a driver for New Prime, Inc., an interstate trucking company, and he sued New Prime for minimum wage violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). New Prime classified the plaintiff as an independent contractor. The plaintiff had signed an extensive arbitration agreement that included, in relevant part, a delegation clause that delegated authority to decide threshold questions of arbitrability to the arbitrator, and a severability clause.

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DOL Issues New Guidance on Tip Credits


The U.S. Department of Labor issued new guidance regarding when employers may take a tip credit for jobs that involve both tip-generating and non-tip-generating duties. 

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Changes to Service of Process Ark Rule Effective Jan. 1


Arkansas Rule of Civil Procedure 4 governs service of the summons and complaint necessary to begin any law suit. The Arkansas Supreme Court approved significant amendments to Rule 4 that go into effect on January 1, 2019. 

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New Minimum Wage Law - Top 5 Things To Do


Arkansas voters approved a state minimum wage increase that will raise the minimum wage to $11.00 in increments over the next three years.

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