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Re: “Bob Ballinger spits on the voters of Arkansas, wants to roll back minimum wage for thousands

Ms. Snow, I also used to own a small business using some kids in school. So, I actually can empathize. But, your tipped employees are not subject to the minimum wage law. And, here are some other exceptions, including kids in school:
"Arkansas exempts casual domestic workers (like babysitters and caregivers), employees at small newspapers, Federal government employees, and some farm workers from the minimum wage. Arkansas' minimum wage laws are only applicable to employers of 4 or more employees.

Special minimum wage rates apply to full time students, who can be paid as little as 85% of the minimum wage by any employer with a Student Certificate of Eligibility for up to 20 hours a week of part time work."

Here is the website where I found the information
https://www.minimum-wage.org/arkansas

I suggest you ask an attorney for the codified law. You may find that you get several breaks due to the type of employees you have and how many. Good luck to you.

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Posted by JulieM on 01/16/2019 at 6:21 PM

Re: “The legislative shop of horrors: Kim Hammer's campus speech bill

Well, of course, this guy's a Baptist preacher. What do you expect? Open-mindedness is not their bailiwick. They and they alone know the truth and the rest of us had better just shut up and mind. If there's one thing I know, it is we DO NOT need preachers in our legislature. In my experience, they are terrible business people, megalomaniacs and enamored with the sound of their own voices. And, from the above pic, he has no knowledge of the 1st Amendment or he wouldn't be standing in front of Bro. Rapert's graven image on our public, Capitol grounds. One thing I find so fascinating and yet repulsive about organized religions is their ability to pick and choose which parts of their religion they uphold. Somehow, in spite of crowing about how they worship their divine leaders, they act as if they know more and can set aside whatever wisdoms were imparted by those deities. BTW, I notice that, in some cases, like Hammer, the religious affiliation designation on their bios on Arkleg have been eliminated. I guess Hammer doesn't want anyone to know he's a preacher, lest they use their right of free speech against him.

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Posted by JulieM on 01/16/2019 at 5:18 PM

Re: “Today's legislative freebies

I would note that gluttony does not seem to be recognized as a sin in this legislature.

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Posted by JulieM on 01/16/2019 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Bob Ballinger spits on the voters of Arkansas, wants to roll back minimum wage for thousands

And yet, Ballinger got elected. All that matters to his cult members in the hills is that he anti-abortion. I mean, he kept his wife pregnant until her uterus ripped. Perhaps he was hoping, when he moved up there from OK a decade ago, that he might get his own reality TV show like the weird Duggars, but his wife gave out before he could get to those numbers. The people in my county, Crawford, were also in on the Ballinger election. The Crawford County Republican Party leaders did exactly what the governor instructed and backed this charlatan. He also got a retired Alma cop to work for him, in exchange for a job as a school resource officer. Pretty cheap payback price. Ballinger trooped his big family through a bunch of churches in Crawford County and, for some, who aren't the brightest stars in the universe and really don't want to have to think or research someone's record, the fact that he said Jesus real loud was all it took. This legislature tried to thwart our MM vote but, instead, decided to rig that system. And now, because of this guy who, apparently, wants to end our democratic process, they are going to try again. This is what we get for not voting.

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Posted by JulieM on 01/16/2019 at 12:48 PM

Re: “No decision today on injunction requested against Jason Rapert for blocking comments on social media

Just a hypocritical chicken, that's all!

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Posted by JulieM on 01/15/2019 at 11:45 PM

Re: “Some thoughts from Rep. Megan Godfrey on her new role as a legislator

Thanks 2 cents. I won't rule it out quite yet then. I would be up against Rep. Charlene Fite. Couldn't be two more opposite political leanings. Would be fun, I think.

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Posted by JulieM on 01/15/2019 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Speaking of the legislature and undue influence ... see the State Police

Do you hear the hollow echo of all the empty promises made by Hendren in the last few days? We will not ignore corruption, oh, except, of course, if they are our relatives. Blah, blah, blah..........

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Posted by JulieM on 01/15/2019 at 3:28 PM

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