Arizona Minimum wage in 2021: US$12.15 (effective January 1, 2021)
Arizona Minimum wage in 2020: US$12
Arizona Minimum wage in 2000: no state minimum level
Arizona Minimum wage in 1980: no state minimum level
Because the Act modifies Arizona’s existing minimum wage laws and creates earned paid sick time requirements, these answers may be inconsistent with other information found on the website.
Employee salary laws in Arizona offer people who work for the state’s employers labor law rights and benefits in areas such as minimum wage, overtime and paycheck distribution protections.
Employees who believe that their employer is violating Arizona’s minimum wage laws may file a complaint with the Labor Department of the Industrial Commission of Arizona or file a civil lawsuit.
In addition to any Arizona-specific minimum wage exemptions described above, the Federal Fair Labor Standards act defines special minimum wage rates applicable to certain types of workers.
The wage increases will affect nearly every employer in Flagstaff, other than Northern Arizona University, which is only required to operate under the federal minimum wage.
The wage covers employees that work 25 hours or more in a given calendar year within the Flagstaff area, except for Northern Arizona University, which operates under the federal minimum wage.
Due to these restrictive requirements, few businesses in today’s economy would qualify as exempt from having to pay minimum wage under either the FLSA or Arizona minimum wage statutes.
Because Arizona’s minimum wage laws require payment of a higher minimum wage than federal law, an Arizona employer who is subject to both laws must pay the Arizona minimum wage rate.
It is helpful for Arizona employees to know that the overwhelming majority of employers are required to pay employees both minimum wage and overtime, as required by federal law.
Therefore, in general, if an employer was subject to Arizona’s minimum wage laws prior to approval of Proposition 206, the employer will be subject to the Act’s new minimum wage requirements.
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