The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a final rule regarding overtime eligibility and specifically, the exemption for employees serving in executive administrative and professional capacities, also known as the “white collar” exemption. Employers must comply with the new rule by
December 1, 2016.
SHARING YOUR MEMBERSHIP
Sharing your about your membership is a large part of how we grow our membership and voice. NAHB has released talking points that will aid you in sharing what the NWA HBA and NAHB is about with media, organizations, consumers and potential members. The talking points lay out the theme and values of our organizations. Click here
to view these Talking Points.
ADWS OPEN HOUSE AND EMPLOYER INFO SESSION
The partners of the Arkansas Workforce Center at Fayetteville invite you to attend an Open House and employer inofmration session to learn about the free services that are available to help you find the skilled employees for which you are looking.
Some of the services you will hear about at the open house are: Job Fairs and Hiring Events, Certification Programs and Seminars.
The open house will be October 13, 2016 from 11:00 to 1:00. To find out more or register click the button below.
BUSINESS GROUPS SUE TO BLOCK OVERTIME RULE
NAHB and a coalition of more than 55 Texas and national business groups have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor seeking to halt its federal overtime rule set to take effect December 1.
Total new construction permits values in Fayetteville, Springdale, Bentonville and Rogers were $55,103 million in July, down 41.2% from the $93,862 million reported in the year-ago period.
There were 160 permits issued among the four cities for new single family residential construction totaling $34,779 million. Residential construction grew 16% in values compared to 137 new units valued at $32,979 million a year ago. It was a spotty commercial sector that kept total permit values down in July.
SAFETY AND HEALTH ACHIEVEMENT RECOGNITION PROGRAM (SHARP)
SHARP is designed to provide incentives and support to employers to develop, implement and continuously improve effective safety and health programs at their worksites. SHARP provides recognition for employers who demonstrate exemplary achievements in workplace safety and health. These companies are exempt from a general scheduled Federal OSHA inspection for one to two years.
NAHB TO ENDORSE CANDIDATES FOR CONGRESS
For the first time in its 74-year history, NAHB is officially endorsing candidates for the U.S. House and Senate in the upcoming Nov. 8 elections.
“As housing goes, so goes the economy,” said NAHB Chairman Ed Brady. “This election could determine if the housing and economic recovery stays on track or veers off course.
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