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Hours Worked: Arkansas

Hours Worked 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

Updating Author: XpertHR Editorial Team


  • In general, Arkansas courts may look for guidance to state and federal decisions interpreting the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) when construing employee remedies for violations of the state's Minimum Wage Act. See Basic Principles.
  • Certain pre- and post-shift activities will not be considered hours worked. See Preliminary and Postliminary.
  • Arkansas employers are required to provide breastfeeding breaks for nursing mothers and to provide meal and rest breaks to minors working in the entertainment industry. See Break Periods.