Employee Rights Blog Posts

When Do I have a Case for Wrongful Termination?

Unexpectedly losing your job can come as a distressing surprise and may cause serious financial difficulties in your life. Although most employees are subject to termination at the will of their employer, there are some exceptions that may enable you… Read More

What You Need to Know About Arizona’s Wage Theft Laws

Wage theft occurs when an employer fails to pay a worker for the time he or she has worked. In Arizona, employers are required to follow state and federal laws governing how much employees are paid and when they are to be paid. If your employer has failed… Read More

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967

For the last 50 years, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) has provided valuable protection for workers over the age of 40 from workplace discrimination. However, older employees still consistently report higher incidences of discrimination,… Read More

What You Need to Know About Arizona’s New Paid Sick Leave Law

On July 1, a provision of Proposition 206 will go into effect that requires employers in Arizona to provide their employees with mandatory earned paid sick leave. As Proposition 206, or the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act, takes effect, the concept… Read More

Unpaid Breaks vs. Paid Breaks for Employees

Most workers in Arizona are accustomed to having breaks throughout the workday. While employees may view breaks as a right they are entitled to, employers are not required to provide time off during the workday. However, if an employer chooses to provide… Read More

Commonly Asked Questions about Arizona's New Minimum Wage

Arizona increased the state’s minimum wage from $8.05 to $10 per hour on Jan. 1, 2017 after voters passed Proposition 206 during the November general election. To address questions or concerns regarding Arizona’s new law, the state’s Industrial Commission… Read More

The Rights of Tipped Employees

Many Arizona workers who receive more than $30 in tips per month are considered tipped employees, which may include waiting staff, bartenders and cleaning staff. The rights of tipped employees are more complicated than those paid a straight hourly wage… Read More

How to File a Workplace Discrimination Complaint in Arizona

Not only is it illegal to for an employer to discriminate against a worker in Arizona, but employers can also be held legally accountable for their discriminatory actions. Arizona law protects employees from discrimination by their employers regarding… Read More

Common Forms of Workplace Retaliation

If you have filed a valid complaint against your employer, strict federal and state laws are in place that will provide you protection from retaliation. It is illegal for employers to react to complaints by forcing a sudden or unexplained switch of job… Read More

Five Misconceptions about Overtime

According to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), specific employees who work more than 40 hours per week are entitled to overtime wages. While the law has been in place for almost 80 years, there is still some confusion regarding its protections. The… Read More

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