Age Requirements

(U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act; Age Discrimination in Employment Act; Arkansas Code Annotated §11-6-110 et seq.) 

The minimum age for employment in most university positions is 16 years. However, applicants younger than 16 with a valid work permit may be employed. Employees who hold hazardous jobs must be 18 years of age or older. No one under the age of 18 may work more than six days in any week, more than 54 hours in any week, more than 10 hours in a 24-hour period, or before 6:00 a.m. or after 11:00 p.m. Public safety officers must be age 21 or older. There is no maximum age for employment and no mandatory retirement age. 

Friday, April 30, 2010 12:22 PM