Laws and Regulations

Arkansas Labor Laws

The Arkansas General Assembly is the legislative branch of state government.  The General Assembly passes the statutes which are compiled and written in the Arkansas Code Annotated (ACA).  The Arkansas Department of Labor, an executive branch agency, adopts administrative regulations consistent with the authority and responsibility granted by the General Assembly.

The Arkansas General Assembly offers an online version of the Arkansas Code.  Below are some of the titles and chapter headings contained in the Arkansas Code relating to labor and employment or the Arkansas Department of Labor.  The list is not comprehensive.

TITLE 8
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

Chapter
7 Hazardous Substances
   Subchapter 10 Public Employee’ Chemical Right to Know Act

TITLE 11
LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Chapter
1 General Provisions [Reserved]
2 Department of Labor
3 Labor Relations and Practices
4 Wage and Hour Regulations Generally
5 Working Conditions Generally
6 Child Labor
7 Regulation of Mines
8 Injury or Death of Employees Generally
9 Workers’ Compensation
10 Employment Security
11 Employment Offices and Agencies
12 Employment of Children in the Entertainment Industry
13 Conservation
14 Voluntary Program for Drug-Free Workplaces

TITLE 17
PROFESSIONS, OCCUPATIONS, AND BUSINESSES

Chapter
28 Electricians

TITLE 20
PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

Chapter
23 Boiler Safety
24 Elevators, Dumbwaiters and Escalators
31 Arkansas Electrical Code Authority Act

TITLE 22
PUBLIC PROPERTY

Chapter
9 Public Works
   Subchapter 3 Minimum Prevailing Wage

TITLE 23
PUBLIC UTILITIES AND REGULATED INDUSTRIES

Chapter
89 Casualty Insurance
   Subchapter 5 Amusement Ride and Amusement Attraction Safety