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Interviewing and Selecting Job Candidates: Arkansas

Interviewing and Selecting Job Candidates 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


  • Employers should examine their interviewing and selection practices to ensure that they are in compliance with Arkansas law. See Arkansas Civil Rights Act.
  • Arkansas generally bans employers from requesting access to a job applicant's or employee's private social media accounts. See Social Media Privacy.
  • Using nepotism as a hiring practice in private sector employment is discouraged. See Nepotism Rules.
  • Arkansas does not restrict arrest and conviction inquiries, but employers should remain aware of the EEOC's views on employers using criminal records. See Arrest and Conviction Inquiries.