After January 21, all previous versions of the Form I-9 will be invalid, and employers will be required to use the new version - deemed the "Smart" Form I-9.
On January 1, 2017, Arkansas' minimum wage will increase to $8.50 per hour, per a ballot initiative passed in 2014. The Arkansas Minimum Wage Initiative has raised the Arkansas minimum wage at graduated intervals between 2015 and 2017.
This November, voters in Arkansas will consider a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana for medicinal use. If the ballot initiative passes, employers should be prepared to address the complex workplace issues that will inevitably arise as they seek to juggle newly created protections for marijuana users while maintaining a safe and productive workplace.