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Overtime: Arkansas

Overtime requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: E. B. Chiles IV, Cameron C. McCree and Amber Davis-Tanner, Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow PLLC


  • Arkansas requires the same overtime compensation as federal law. See Computing Overtime.
  • The State of Arkansas and other political subdivisions may award compensatory time instead of overtime pay, subject to certain restrictions. See Compensatory Time.