Arkansas Labor Law Updates

All businesses with employees in Arkansas are required by state & federal employment laws to post Labor Law Posters in a visible location. Employment laws change often, which require labor law posters to be updates. Below includes past & most recent mandatory labor law updates which require employers to post the latest version of these posters.

 

Mandatory change(s) for the state of Arkansas

Date
Poster/Update
  • 08/2019

    Arkansas Minimum Wage-Updated the Department of Labor to be the Department of Labor and Licensing with the Director role being replaced by a new Secretary role.

  • 10/2018

    Arkansas Minimum Wage-Revised to include the new minimum wages for 2019, 2020, and 2021.

Mandatory federal change(s)

Date
Poster/Update
  • 07/2016

    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Federal Minimum Wage-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes text regarding nursing mothers and overtime rules.

  • 07/2016

    Employee Polygraph Notice-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes the removal of penalty amount up to $10,000 against violators and revised contact numbers.

  • 05/2015

    Wyoming OSHA - Health and Safety Protection-Updated to reflect an employees right to report work-related injuries and illnesses free from retaliation.

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Arkansas Labor Law Poster Posting Requirements:

  • Minimum Wage Law (NEW) (Arkansas Code 11-4-216) The full-color and easy to read Complete Arkansas Labor Law Posters let you display accurate and updated minimum wage information for all employees to review. Remember, the Director of the Department of Labor mandates you by law to provide this information in a conspicuous and accessible location.
  • Employment Security Law (Arkansas Employment Security Law Regulation No. 5) The Complete Arkansas Labor Law Posters clearly inform your employees of their rights and obligations in the event that they file for unemployment benefits. Your company is legally required to provide this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Workers' Compensation (Arkansas Code 11-9-407) Your employees have the legal right, under Arkansas Code 11-9-407, to access clear, summarized information regarding Workers' Compensation claims. The Complete Arkansas Labor Law Posters allow you to abide by this law – so that your employees remain informed, and your company remains compliant.
  • Chemical Right to Know (Act 556 of Public Employees Chemical Right to Know Act 1991) You are legally obligated to provide information to employees, which informs them of their right to access training and information regarding hazardous chemicals in the workplace. The Complete Arkansas Labor Law Posters display this information in a clear, easy-to-read format.
  • Federal Minimum Wage Act (29 CFR 516.4) Federal law requires that you post information with respect to the federal minimum wage increases from $6.55 an hour to $7.25 an hour, effective July 24, 2009. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location.
  • Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (38 USCA 433(a)) You are mandated by federal law to provide information regarding the rights, benefits and obligation of employees who are governed by the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Post this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act (29 CFR 801.6) Per federal law, employees have specific rights and protections accorded to them under the Employee Polygraph Protection Act. You must inform employees of their rights under the act. Ensure that you post this information in a conspicuous location. Be aware that under 29 CFR 801.42(7) a civil penalty of up to $10,000 may be assessed against you for violating any provision of the Act.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law (29 CFR 1601.30) Your employees must be informed of their rights under federal equal employment laws. Ensure that you post this information in a prominent and accessible location.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (29 USC 2619(a)(b)) You must post information informing employees of their rights and protections per the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location, accessible by all employees.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (29 CFR 1903.2(a)(1)) You must display clear, summarized and accurate information regarding your employees' rights and protections under the Federal Occupational Health and Safety Act. Display this information in a conspicuous location, and ensure that it is not altered, defaced, or covered by other material.
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Minimum Wage Rates in Arkansas in 2020:

As of January 1, 2020, Arkansas will have a state minimum wage of $10.00. Based on agreed upon increases.

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Important Phone Numbers: State of Arkansas

  • Wage & Hour - (501) 682-4500
  • OSHA - (800) 321-6742
  • Workers' Compensation - (501) 682-3930
  • Unemployment Insurance - (501) 682-3306
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