What You Need To Know

Discover your rights and protections regarding wages, overtime, and employee classification. If you've faced unpaid overtime or workplace violations, contact Josephson Dunlap for expert representation and guidance.

Unravel the complexities of labor regulations and ensure fair treatment in your workplace.


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Arkansas Minimum Wage Laws

The current minimum wage in Arkansas is $11/hour. Employers with 4 or fewer employees can pay the federal minimum wage, per Arkansas Department of Labor laws.


Meal Breaks

Arkansas does not mandate meal breaks. Employers must pay for breaks under 20 minutes, but meal periods can be unpaid if employees have freedom during this time.

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Filing Claims

Arkansas’s Statute of Limitations for overtime claims aligns with the Fair Labor Standards Act, requiring lawsuits for unpaid back overtime wages to be filed within two years of the employer’s violation. This means that a lawsuit filed today can only seek back overtime pay for the previous 2 (or sometimes 3) years.


Arkansas Overtime Laws

Arkansas requires employers with 4 or more employees to pay non-exempt employees time-and-a-half for hours worked over 40 in a week. Federal rules require a minimum salary of $684 per week or $35,568 per year for certain exemptions, which affects overtime eligibility based on job roles.


Breastfeeding Mother Break Laws

Lactating employees must have a private area near work to express milk and reasonable break time. Employers can schedule these breaks during regular breaks to minimize disruption. Any extra break time may be unpaid, except for exempt employees. Employers may be exempt due to undue hardship.