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Terms of Employment: Arkansas

Terms of Employment requirements for other states

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

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


  • The Arkansas Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination and retaliation in the workplace. See Arkansas Employment Antidiscrimination Laws.
  • Arkansas is an at-will employment state, but it recognizes some exceptions to this general rule. See Employment At-Will.
  • Arkansas does not favor the use of restrictive covenants, but under certain circumstances, such agreements will be enforced. See Restrictive Covenants.