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Other Leaves: Arkansas

Other Leaves requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: E. B. Chiles IV, Cameron C. McCree and Amber Davis-Tanner, Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow, PLLC


  • There are various types of leave that may be available to an employee in Arkansas. See Leaves of Absence.
  • Arkansas does not have a state family and medical leave law applicable to private employers. See Family and Medical Leave.
  • If an employer provides maternity or paternity time off to biological parents it must, upon request, make the same time off available to employees who adopt a child. See Adoption Leave.
  • An employer must provide unpaid leave to any employee who provides a written request for organ or bone marrow donor leave. See Bone Marrow and Organ Donor Leave.
  • An employer cannot terminate an employee who is a crime victim who, under certain circumstances, takes leave to attend a criminal proceeding. See Crime Victim Leave.
  • An employer may not discriminate against an employee for serving on a jury duty. See Jury Duty Leave.
  • An Arkansas employer must schedule the work of employees on election days so to permit the opportunity to take an unpaid leave in order to vote. See Voting Leave.
  • An employee called to active state duty as a member of the armed forces of Arkansas or any other state has the same employment and reemployment rights as if the employee was called to active duty in the service of the US. See Military Leave.