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Other Leaves: Arkansas

Other Leaves 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


  • Arkansas has a number of state leave laws that apply to employers. To the extent federal and state laws differ, whichever law provides greater benefits and protection to the employee will apply. See Arkansas - Leaves of Absence.
  • Arkansas prohibits employers from discriminating against employees who are serving on jury duty. See Jury Duty Leave.
  • Employers cannot terminate or discipline employees who are crime victims or a representative of the crime victim who, under certain circumstances, takes leave to attend a criminal proceeding or assist a prosecuting attorney in preparing for a criminal proceeding. See Crime Victim Leave.
  • Employees who are called to active state duty as a member of the armed forces of Arkansas or any other state have the same employment and reemployment rights as if they were called to active duty in the service of the US. See Arkansas Military Leave.
  • Employers must provide unpaid leave to any employee who provides a written request for a leave in order to serve as an organ or bone marrow donor. See Organ or Bone Marrow Donor Leave.