Arkansas Overtime Labor & Pay Laws

  • The Fee Is Free™. Only pay if we win.
  • America's Largest Injury Law Firm
  • Protecting Families Since 1988
  • 20 Billion+ Won
  • 1,000+ Lawyers Nationwide

Free Case Evaluation

Tell us about your situation so we can get started fighting for you. We tailor each case to meet our clients' needs.
Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
Our results speak for themselves

The attorneys featured above are licensed in Florida. For a full list of attorneys in your state please visit our attorney page.

Do you think you’ve experienced wage theft or abuse of overtime? Our attorneys in Arkansas are knowledgeable about the state’s wage and hour laws and might be able to help you seek compensation for your lost time. Contact us today.

Scroll down for more
FAQ

Get answers to commonly asked questions about our legal services and learn how we may assist you with your case.

Morgan & Morgan

  • Arkansas Minimum Wage Law

    The Arkansas minimum wage rests at $8.50 per hour, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Minimum wage law in Arkansas applies to employers with four or more workers. The Arkansas minimum wage is slightly above the federal rate. Tipped employees may be paid $2.63 per hour, as long as the direct wage plus tips equals at least the minimum wage.

  • Overtime Law in AR

    Most Arkansas workers are entitled to time-and-a-half pay (1.5 times the worker's regular rate) when working more than 40 hours in a workweek. However, some Arkansas workers may be exempt from overtime pay.

  • Other Laws

    Breaks and Meal Periods

    Breaks lasting less than 20 minutes must be compensated. Employers are not required, by either federal or Arkansas wage and hour law, to give meal or rest breaks to their employees.

    Direct Deposit and Arkansas Employers

    Arkansas employers have the right to refuse the direct deposit payment method. Employers do not have the authority to require their workers to use this payment method. Employees can decline the use of direct deposit by providing a written, signed letter stating that they do not wish to use direct deposit.

    Wage Payment Law in Arkansas

    Terminated employees must receive their final wages within 7 days of the termination, upon demand. In all other situations, the worker must receive their wages on the next payday.

    These are just a few of the laws governing Arkansas employees under state law and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. More might apply to your unique situation.

  • What if I Think I’m a Victim?

    Wage theft in Arkansas can be daunting, but our attorneys are here to help. Fill out our free case evaluation form today if you believe you’ve been wronged and you’re interested in exploring your options for justice.

Scroll down for more Load More

How it works

It's easy to get started.
The Fee Is Free™. Only pay if we win.

Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

  • Step 1

    Submit
    your claim

    With a free case evaluation, submitting your case is easy with Morgan & Morgan.

  • Step 2

    We take
    action

    Our dedicated team gets to work investigating your claim.

  • Step 3

    We fight
    for you

    If we take on the case, our team fights to get you the results you deserve.

Settlement

$40,000,000

Customer Story

“I was in a difficult situation when I was injured by a faulty product. I was hesitant to seek legal help but with the help of Morgan & Morgan, they made the process easy. They took immediate action and got me the compensation I deserved. I couldn't have done it without them. I highly recommend their services.” Estate of Patricia Allen v. RJ Reynolds, et al. | 2014


Client success
stories that inspire and drive change

Explore over 55,000 5-star reviews and 800 client testimonials to discover why people trust Morgan & Morgan.

Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances. Based on Select nationwide reviews

  • Video thumbnail for 5l3q2e67j8
    Wistia video play button
  • Video thumbnail for yfe952tcop
    Wistia video play button
  • Video thumbnail for z1bqwg9hkl
    Wistia video play button
  • Video thumbnail for s5nb3hnvkv
    Wistia video play button
  • Video thumbnail for t4elibxene
    Wistia video play button
  • Video thumbnail for 5nr9efxqj3
    Wistia video play button
  • Video thumbnail for e8s1x6u5jp
    Wistia video play button