Arkansas Updates Child Labor Laws

Arkansas updated its Notice to Employer & Employee posting to include revisions for minors.

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Arkansas updated the child labor section of the Notice to Employer & Employee posting. State law now regulates employment of minors under 17 years old and applies time and day restrictions to children 16 years of age and younger.

Arkansas Child Labor Requirements

According to the Arkansas Department of Labor, a child must be at least 14 years old to be employed. Children who are 14 and 15 years old:

  • Require a work permit
  • May not work more than 6 days a week
  • May not work more than more than 8 hours a day or 48 hours a week
  • Cannot work before 6am or after 7pm – except that on nights preceding non-school days when they can work until 9pm.
  • Cannot perform certain types of duties.

Children who are 16 years old:

  • May not work more than 10 consecutive hours in a day or more than 10 hours in a 24 hour period.
  • May not work more than 6 days a week or 54 hours a week
  • Cannot work before 6am or after 11pm – except on nights preceding non-school days.
  • Do not need a work permit to be employed, however, there are federal laws that limit the types of work they can do.

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