This state employment law section provides a range of state employment laws and posters. For your convenience, the poster section features both downloadable state and federal posters. Employment laws will typically vary from state to state. For further information or for individual issues your company may be experiencing, it is always prudent to contact your state labor department or an employment law attorney knowledgeable in your state employment laws. Please view the left-hand navigation for the various state laws covered in this section.
A new law prohibits employers in Arkansas from requiring, requesting, suggesting, or causing a current or prospective employee to:
Employers are prohibited from taking action against, threatening to discharge, discipline, failing or refusing to hire, or otherwise penalizing an employee or applicant for exercising his or her rights under the law.
The law does not prohibit an employer from viewing information about an employee or applicant that is publicly available on the Internet.
The law also does not affect an employer's existing rights or obligations to request an employee to disclose his or her username and password for the purpose of accessing a social media account if the employee's social media account activity is reasonably believed to be relevant to a formal investigation or related proceeding by the employer of allegations of an employee's violation of federal, state, or local laws or regulations or of the employer's written policies.
The law is expected to go into effect 90 days after the adjournment of the current legislative session. Click here to read the text of the law.
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