Arkansas Government Agencies

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1. Discrimination/Harassment

2. Safety & Health

3. Unemployment Insurance

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

5. Workers’ Compensation

1. Discrimination/Harassment

For more information about filing a discrimination or harassment claim in Arkansas, see our page on filing a discrimination complaint: Arkansas

Discrimination/Harassment – State Agency

Arkansas has no state agency that enforces anti-discrimination laws; see the local EEOC office below.

Discrimination/Harassment – Local Offices of Federal Agency (EEOC)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Little Rock Area Office

820 Louisiana Street
Suite 200
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 1-800-669-4000
Fax: (501) 324-5481
TTY: 1-800-669-6820

For more information about this agency, see the EEOC section of our page on federal agencies.

2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
Little Rock Area Office

10810 Executive Center Dr.
Danville Bldg #2, Ste 206
Little Rock, AR 72211
Phone: (501)-224-1841
Fax: (501)-224-4431

For more information about this agency, see the OSHA section of our page on federal agencies

3. Unemployment Insurance

Arkansas Employment Security Department
#2 Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
Toll-Free Claims Filing Number (ArkLine): (501) 907-2590
Web Address: http://www.accessarkansas.org/esd/

Agency Description/Mission: ESD’s mission is to provide its customers with employment related services that contribute to the economic stability of Arkansas and its citizens. These services are provided to employers, the workforce and the general public and include: linking employers with qualified job applicants; helping the employed and unemployed find work or training; providing unemployment insurance benefits to those eligible; facilitating employer compliance with Arkansas Employment Security Law; collecting unemployment insurance contributions; and producing and communicating labor market information.

Frequently Asked Questions
How to File a UI Claim
Local Offices

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards – State Agency

Arkansas Department of Labor
Labor Standards Division

10421 West Markham
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
Phone: (501) 682-4500
Fax: (501) 682-4535
Web Address: http://www.labor.ar.gov/divisions/Pages/default.aspx#standards

Agency Information/Mission: The Arkansas Department of Labor was given the responsibility of enforcing the labor laws of the state in 1913. Today, the mission of the Arkansas Department of Labor is to foster, promote, and develop the health, safety and welfare of the wage earners of Arkansas by providing services and enforcing laws to improve working conditions and enhance their opportunities for safe and profitable employment.

Minimum Wage and Overtime
Wage Claims
Frequently Asked Questions: Labor Department

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards – Local Offices of Federal Agency (DOL)

U.S. Department of Labor
ESA Wage & Hour Division
Little Rock Arkansas District Office

10810 Executive Center Drive
Danville Building, Suite 220
Little Rock, AR 72221
Phone: (501)-221-4600
Toll Free: 1-866-487-9243
Fax: (501) 324-5129

For more information about this agency, see the U.S. Department of Labor section of our page on federal agencies

5. Workers’ Compensation (for job-related injuries or illness)

Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission
324 Spring Street
P. O. Box 950
Little Rock, AR 72203-9050
Phone: (501) 682-3930
Toll-Free: (800) 622-4472
Legal Advisor Direct: (800) 250-2511
Arkansas Relay System TDD: (800) 285-1131
E-mail Address: info@awcc.state.ar.us
Web Address: http://www.awcc.state.ar.us

Agency Description/Mission: The mission of the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission is to provide a fair, efficient, and professional public agency to serve the people of Arkansas by administering actions required or authorized by Arkansas workers’ compensation law.

Basic Facts About Workers Compensation in Arkansas
Downloadable Forms

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