It may be discrimination; not all discrimination is illegal.
Details vary by jurisdiction, for example discrimination on the following bases is illegal in Australia:
physical or mental disability
family or carer’s responsibilities
First off: if someone in DHS is telling you this, your first, best, and really only option is to get advice from an attorney specializing in family law. Regardless of what we tell you here, without representation you will have a hard time with officials who believe otherwise.
I don't find anything exactly matching what you describe. The ...
Your understanding of the bill is correct. Legislation takes effect 90 days after sine die adjournment unless there is an emergency or enactment clause. If a relevant provision of the law is struck down as unconstitutional, any suit dependent on the provision would be dismissed.
Residency is not relevant, what is relevant is being subject to Arkansas ...
Discrimination on the basis of smoker/non-smoker status is not illegal.
Wikipedia has a good summary on employment discrimination in the US:
Under Federal law, employers generally cannot discriminate against employees on the basis of:
Disability (physical or mental, including HIV status)
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2: to make restoration or payment of an equivalent to
reimburse him for his traveling expenses
The amount paid must be equivalent in value to the gift received, otherwise it isn't reimbursement.
Arkansas does not appear to have its own version of the FMLA. Whether or not the FMLA applies to your friend's employer is a complex question related to other local businesses that may or may not be integrated with the franchise within which he works. It would require the knowledge of a local labor attorney and knowledge of the business structure of the ...