Unemployment Insurance: Arkansas
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
- Most employers doing business in Arkansas are required to pay unemployment insurance taxes. See Employer Coverage.
- Claimants must meet certain requirements to be eligible for unemployment benefits. See Employee Eligibility.
- Under certain circumstances, workers may not qualify for unemployment benefits. See Disqualification From Benefits.
- Unemployment benefits generally last for up to 16 weeks. See Benefits.
- Employers must follow certain notice and posting requirements. See Notice and Posting Requirements.
- The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services requires certain records to be kept for five years. See Recordkeeping Requirements.
- Arkansas offers the Shared Work Program, a voluntary program to help employers retain a group of employees who would otherwise have been laid off. See Shared Work Program.