Arkansas Training laws & HR compliance analysis

Arkansas Training: What you need to know

Effective July 1, 2015, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) and amends the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Wagner-Peyser Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Like its predecessor, the WIOA is a federal workforce development law that provides for state and federal employment, education, job training, and support services. The law is designed to help jobseekers access employment, education, training, and support services and to match employers with the skilled workers they need.
For a Limited Time receive a FREE HR Report on the "Critical HR Recordkeeping”.  This exclusive special report covers hiring records, employment relationships, termination records, litigation issues, electronic information issues, tips for better recordkeeping, and a list of legal requirements.  Download Now
For further information, see the Department of Labor’s WIOA website at www.doleta.gov/WIOA.
Employers that train workers through this system are eligible for grants, significant tax credits, and other benefits. There are more details on the federal WIOA.
The Department of Commerce/Office of Workforce Development administers and enforces job training programs.
The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services (DWS) oversees the state's workforce development programs. Among other things, DWS links employers with qualified job applicants, administers the state's transitional employment assistance program and unemployment insurance system, and provides labor market information.
Workforce Investment Board (WIB). Members of the Arkansas WIB are appointed by the governor. The majority of the members are representatives of private sector businesses. However, members also include government and elected officials, and education and community leaders. The WIB is responsible for implementing the WIA in Arkansas, and its specific duties are assigned by statute (AR Code Sec. 15-4-2206). Arkansas will adapt to the ...

Read more about Training