Arkansas Exempt Personnel: What you need to know

Under Arkansas's overtime law, an employer must pay each employee overtime in the amount of 11/2 times the employee's regular pay rate for hours worked in excess of 40 hours a week (AR Stat. Sec. 11-4-211). The Arkansas overtime provision does not apply to employers with fewer than four employees or employers covered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Arkansas does not require overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 8 per day or on weekends or holidays. Because this rate is the same as that prescribed by the federal FLSA, the net effect of the state law is to extend overtime protections to workers not covered by the federal standard.
For a Limited Time receive a FREE HR Report on the "Critical HR Recordkeeping”.  This exclusive special report covers hiring records, employment relationships, termination records, litigation issues, electronic information issues, tips for better recordkeeping, and a list of legal requirements.  Download Now
Arkansas law provides an overtime exemption for executive, administrative, professional, and outside sales employees (AR Admin. Code Sec. 010.10.001 (4.1-4.5)). When choosing whether to apply state or federal law, an employer must apply the law that is most beneficial to the employee.
An individual employed in a bona fide executive capacity means any employee:
• Whose primary duty consists of the management of the enterprise in which he or she is employed or of a customarily recognized department or subdivision thereof;
• Who customarily and regularly directs the work of two or more other employees;
• Who has the authority to hire or fire other employees or whose suggestions and recommendations as to the hiring or firing and as to the advancement and promotion or any other change of status of other employees will be given particular weight;
• Who customarily and regularly exercises discretionary powers;
• Who devotes less than 20 percent of his or her workweek to nonexempt work (less than 40 percent if employed by a retail or service ...

>> Read more about Exempt Personnel

More on this topic:

State Requirements

National | Alaska | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | District of Columbia | Hawaii | Illinois | Kansas | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Montana | Nevada | New Jersey | New York | North Dakota | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin |

Arkansas Exempt Personnel Resources

Exempt Personnel Products

What to Do About Personnel Problems [in Your State] on CD-ROM
This practical CD ROM resource is the easy way to understand how to comply with all HR regulations in YOUR state. You get plain-English explanations of state laws on over 200 key personnel topics. Includes comparisons of your state HR laws vs. federal. No wonder our customers call this service "THE HR RED BOOK®".
Available in CD or Print delivery."
California Employment Law Boot Camp Recording
BLR Boot Camp: "California Employment Law: Dos and Don’ts for Multistate Employers""
California Employment Law Compliance Boot Camp Recording
BLR Boot Camp: "California Employment Law Compliance: Dos and Don’ts for Multistate Employers""
New York Employment Law Update Webinar Recording
BLR Webinar: "New York Employment Law Update: What You Need to Know Now About the State’s Latest Workplace Laws and Regs""
Employee Handbooks Boot Camp Recording
BLR Boot Camp: "Employee Handbooks: The Secrets of Reducing Legal Risks and Managing Workplace Conduct""
Free Special Reports
Get Your FREE HR Management Special Report. Download Any One Of These FREE Special Reports, Instantly!
Featured Special Report
Claim Your Free Copy of Critical HR Recordkeeping

Record retention is complex and time consuming. However, in addition to complying with various federal and state laws, keeping good, well-organized records can be very helpful in documenting and supporting an organization’s employment actions.
Download Now!

This special report will discuss how you can ensure your records are in good order, and establish a record-retention policy.

Topics covered:
1. Hiring Records
2. Employment Relationships
3. Termination Records
4. Litigation Issues
5. Electronic Information Issues
6. Tips for Better Recordkeeping
7. A List of Legal Requirements

Make sure you have the information you need to know to keep your records in order.