Training to outline federal labor standards in reforestation
By the U of A System Division of Agriculture
April 24, 2017
- Two-hour training to outline U.S. Department of Labor rules & labor laws applicable to reforestation industry
- Attendance is free, but pre-registration is recommended
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MONTICELLO, Ark. – The University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Forestry and Natural Resources will host a two-hour training session Wednesday, April 26, designed to outline applicable labor laws and the most common issues associated with the reforestation industry.
The training will be conducted by the Little Rock District of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, and will focus on the reforestation industry in Arkansas.
The training will begin at 10 a.m., and will be held at the school’s Conference Center in Room A102, located at 110 University Ct. Attendance is free, but pre-registration is recommended due to limited seating. To register, or for more information, contact Audrina Lange at Lange.Audrina@dol.gov or (501) 221-4621.
The forest products industry in Arkansas directly employs more than 28,000 people and provides an annual value added impact of $6.3 billion on the state’s economy. To learn more about forests and forestry in Arkansas, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service agent or visit www.uaex.edu.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service