Requirements for Hiring Employees

Register for unemployment insurance and new hire reporting

You must register your business with the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services if your business has (or has had) at least one employee. You are also required to report any newly hired and re-hired employees to ADWS.

AR Workforce Registration

New Hire Reporting


Obtain Worker's compensation insurance

Most Businesses, as required by law, must obtain Worker's Compensation insurance. You may obtain this insurance through your insurance agent. For more information about Worker's Compensation, as well as special requirements for applicable business visit their website.

Workers' Compensation Commission


Contact the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

For each employee, an Employment Eligibility Verification Form (INS Form I-9) must be completed. The forms must be filed within 3 working days after the employment begins. Andy required documentation which is unavailable on the hire date must be submitted within 21 working days.

USCIS Verification