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.
Arkansas law provides an overtime exemption for executive, administrative, professional, and outside sales employees, which follows federal law (AR Admin. Code Sec. 010.14-106 ).
For additional information, employers may contact:
Arkansas Department of Labor
10421 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205
Last reviewed on December 24, 2019.