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Arkansas Minimum Wage Increase

Categories: Legislative

An Act to Increase the Arkansas Minimum Wage passed during the November, 2014 election.  The Act amended Arkansas’ minimum wage law (Ark. Code Ann. § 11-4-210(a). The Act increased the minimum wage in Arkansas in three steps from the previous rate of $6.25 per hour.

The first increase under the Act is an increase to $7.50 per hour effective January 1, 2015.

Employers must also update the required poster.  The new poster is available at http://www.labor.ar.gov/divisions/Documents/POSTER2014.pdf.

A fact sheet from the Arkansas Department of Labor is available to download here.

Don’t hesitate to contact your ARSHRM Governmental Affairs team if you need additional information.

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