Frequency of Payments
If you do business in Arkansas, you must pay your employees semi-monthly.
You may pay your FLSA-exempt management-level and executive employees monthly if
- you have an annual gross income of $500,000 or more, and
- the employee makes more than $25,000 a year.
Manner of Payments
You can pay your employees by cash, check, or direct deposit.
If you pay an employee by check from an account with insufficient funds, the employee can insist that future wages be paid in cash.
An employee can opt out of direct deposit through a written statement requesting payment by check.
Payment Upon Separation
If you discharge an employee for any reasons you must pay them all wages due by the next regular payday. If the employee requests or demands payment, then you must pay them all wages due within seven (7) day of the discharge.
If an employee quits or resigns voluntarily, you must pay them by the next regular payday.
If an employee is suspended or resigns due to a labor dispute (like a strike), then you must pay them by the next regular payday.
Arkansas does not have any laws about what can and cannot be deducted from an employee’s paycheck.
Uniforms & Other Required Equipment or Tools
Arkansas does not have any laws about whether you can require an employee to purchase a uniform or equipment necessary for them to do their job.
Pre-Hire Medical, Physical, & Drug Tests
Arkansas does not have any laws about whether you can require employees to pay for pre-hire medical, physical, or drug tests.
Notice of Wage Reduction
There are no laws dictating whether you have to notify an employee about the wage reduction.
Arkansas does not have any laws about whether you have to give each employee a paystub on payday.
For each employee, you must keep the following information for at least three (3) years:
- name, address, and occupation;
- rate of pay,
- amount paid each pay period, and
- other related payroll information.
Arkansas does not require you to post payroll-related notices.
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