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Arkansas Employee Handbook Template - 2022

Only $39.95 - Create an MS Word employee handbook for small business in The Natural State

Arkansas Law recent updates include:

  • Minimum Wage Updates
  • Overtime Update

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This MS Word template for small business can be completed, then saved as a PDF, RTF or MS Works. It contains all major policies for small business with specific language complying with Arkansas regulations, and complies with federal guidelines and requirements for employers.

Creating an employee handbook from scratch can be very time consuming! And now you've been assigned the task of creating one for your Arkansas small business.

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Formatted specifically for Arkansas:

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  • Arkansas-specific template - over 100 policy topics.
  • Easily customize with your company logo.
  • Many topics have multiple options.
  • Easily edit, delete or add topics.
  • Acknowledgement form for employees to sign.
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  • Formatted in Microsoft Word for PC or Mac.
  • Available in PDF format.
  • Available in MS Works format.
  • Available In RTF (Rich Text Format).

Comply With Arkansas Requirements

Arkansas labor law complies primarily with federal labor laws, and has no special requirements for short-term disability leave beyond federal guidelines. The employee handbook template offered here includes language adhering to the federal requirements for short-term disability leave. Other policies provided in this template adhere to federal labor laws as well, which meet or exceed state laws*. Arkansas small businesses will find, included in this template, policies for cell phones and texting, breaks, conduct, employee use of company vehicles, employee dress code, computer use, compensation, and nearly 100 other optional topics.

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Develop an Arkansas employee handbook for your business.

A properly crafted employee handbook provides communication of company policy to all employees, and prospective employees. Labor laws require that all businesses have written policy and enforce policies uniformly with all employees. An employee handbook is simply the best, most cost-effective method for complying with this requirement. A variety of methods can be used to inform employees. Posters are popular in some cases, but most often the best method is an employee handbook.

What should be included in an Arkansas employee handbook?

As a matter of legal concerns, any policy the company would want to enforce should be clearly documented for the benefit of both the employer and employee. Particularly any policy that could impact hiring or dismissal of any employee, belongs in the employee handbook. If federal minimum standards are used as Arkansas standards, the federal guidelines should be included as company policy.

Other helpful information to include.

A well-constructed employee handbook can also include, as a matter of convenience, contact email addresses and phone numbers, holiday schedules, Human Resources Department hours, office hours, and any other information likely to answer employee questions about day-to-day operations.

Resources for maintaining policies per state and federal labor laws.

In Arkansas, labor laws that exceed federal labor law requirements, are created by the Arkansas State Legislature. Enforcement of labor laws in Arkansas is handled by the Arkansas Department of Labor & Licensing. This agency also processes labor law disputes.

Federal labor laws are developed and posted by The U.S. Department of Labor. To gather current information regarding a specific labor guideline, visit the Guidance Search Device. Additional information can be found via the Employer.gov website.

Who should develop an employee handbook for your small business in Arkansas?

If you intend to create an employee handbook from scratch, it is recommended to use HR professionals and attorneys for this monumental task.

However, this project can be simplified by using an employee handbook template. Quality templates, offered by trusted suppliers, can expedite the process from weeks or months, to an hour or so. Templates also reduce costs significantly.

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Logically organized for ease of use, topics are included for policies, procedures, employment standards, benefits, discipline and more. Many topics provide two to four options per topic (based on your preferences) for issues like smoking on company property. Developed by HR and management professionals, this template includes options that comply with federal FMLA and EEOC requirements.

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Information About AR Employment

Legislature & Department of Labor

State-specific labor laws are drafted and passed by the state legislature. Many of these policies follow federal regulations, except where state requirements exceed federal minimums. Once legislation goes into effect, the state department of labor is charged with enforcement. These laws are the foundation of employee handbooks used by employers operating within the state.

Visit the Arkansas Legislature website for details on current and upcoming labor and employment policy matters. Review requirements for employers operating in the state of AR. The Arkansas Department Of Labor is responsible for enforcing these regulations.

Arkansas Department of Labor
10421 West Markham
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
501 682-4500


S.B.A. - Guidance for small business employee handbooks, as well as other resources and tools, are offered to employers at no cost.
U.S. Small Business Administration
409 3rd St, SW.
Washington DC 20416


U.S. Department Of Labor
200 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20210
866 487-2365


Prominent employers.

The employers listed below employ for a significant number of the employees working in Arkansas. These firms offer written employee handbooks to their employees.

ALLTEL
Baptist Health
Beverly Enterprise
ConAgra Foods
Cooper Tire & Rubber
Dillard's
Entergy Corp
Georgia Pacific
International Paper
J B Hunt Transportation
Kroger Company
Pilgrim's Pride
Sparks Health System
Tyson Foods
Union Pacific Railroad
UPS
Wal-Mart Stores
Whirlpool

Small and medium-size businesses collectively make up a large part of the Arkansas employers. Any business with one or more employees is required by labor laws to have written policy made available to employees.