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Arkansas Minimum Wage Law

Filed under Managing the Workplace. Fact checked on May 25, 2012.

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Employers in Arkansas must conform with these state rules regarding the minimum wage paid to employees.

The minimum wage rate in Arkansas is $6.25 per hour.

The minimum wage and overtime law applies to employers with four or more employees.

The following employees are not covered by the minimum wage law:

  • those covered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • executive, administrative or professional employees
  • outside salespersons
  • students working for schools they attend
  • federal or state employees (except public school employees)
  • forestry employees
  • volunteers for nonprofit organizations
  • independent contractors
  • some agriculturally connected employees
  • certain nonprofit child welfare agency employees who serve as houseparents
  • newspaper deliverers to retail subscribers
  • certain workers connected with the publication of local circulation newspapers
  • home workers making wreaths composed principally of natural holly, pine, cedar, or other evergreens or harvesting these for wreath making
  • domestic service employees employed on a casual basis who provide babysitting services or companionship for services for the elderly or infirm

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