Arkansas is an employer-friendly state. For example, state law grants immunity to current and former employers when providing references with a current or former employee's written consent. However, there are certain laws that benefit employees. An example of this is an employer that has nine or more employees may not discriminate against an employee based on several protected characteristics – under federal law, discrimination laws apply to an employer with 15 or more employees.
This page is a round-up of the state and municipal laws in Arkansas.
Several states have filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to nullify new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations from the US Department of Labor (DOL) before they take effect December 1.
Updated to include the standard interstate child support order compliance requirements of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) as adopted by the state.
Enhanced to improve the comprehensiveness, organization and topics covered of state employment laws.
Enhanced to link users to the most comprehensive coverage of each law and to improve the organization and scope.
In-depth review of the spectrum of Arkansas employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to payment of wages.
Updated to reflect an increase in Arkansas's minimum wage, effective January 1, 2016.
In-depth review of the spectrum of Arkansas employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to involuntary terminations.
In-depth review of the spectrum of Arkansas employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to process of termination.
A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help Arkansas employers ensure they are compliant with state HR and employment laws.