Child Labor: 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
- Arkansas has extensive and detailed child-labor laws that are more expansive than federal regulations.
- Minors are prohibited from working in many specific dangerous occupations. See Prohibited Occupations.
- Arkansas has child labor requirements involving hours of work and work permits. See Hours of Work and Work Permits.
- There are special rules for the employment of minors in the entertainment industry; sports; newspaper delivery; and domestic labor and child care. See Entertainment Industry, Sports, Newspaper Delivery and Domestic Labor and Child Care.