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Arizona Releases FAQs on Minimum Wage and Earned Paid Sick Time

FAQs Address Multiple Topics

The Industrial Commission of Arizona has released FAQs on the minimum wage and earned paid sick time.

On the November 8, 2016 state ballot, Arizona voters approved an initiative providing for a rise in the hourly minimum wage to $10.00 per hour (from $8.05 per hour), effective January 1, 2017, as well as additional yearly increases to the minimum wage rate. Furthermore, the initiative requires most private employers in Arizona to offer paid sick time to eligible employees, effective July 1, 2017.

Note: Certain groups are challenging the legality of the ballot initiative. Stay tuned for the latest updates.

The Industrial Commission of Arizona has released FAQs to respond to inquiries concerning the ballot initiative. The FAQs contain information on a variety of topics involving the minimum wage and earned paid sick time, including (but not limited to):

  • Increases in the minimum wage;
  • Which employers are subject to Arizona's minimum wage laws;
  • Other responsibilities employers have in the minimum wage context;
  • Tipped employees;
  • Which employers are subject to earned paid sick time laws;
  • How much earned paid sick time an employer must offer an employee; and
  • Violations of the ballot initiative.

Note: According to the Industrial Commission of Arizona, the FAQs are for informational purposes only and should not be used as a replacement for the ballot initiative or the advice of qualified legal counsel.

Click here to read the FAQs.

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