Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Jan 18, 2017 in Employee Rights
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 compiled a list of frequently asked questions about the changes.
If you are not receiving minimum wage, you may have a minimum wage claim. Contact our Arizona employment law attorneys for a consultation to learn more.
On Jan. 1, 2017, Arizona’s hourly minimum wage rose to $10.00 from $8.05, and will continue to increase in proceeding years.
In 2018, the minimum wage will rise to $10.50 per hour and will reach $11 by 2019. Once Arizona’s minimum wage reaches an hourly rate of $12, the wage will increase every following year, starting on Jan. 1, 2021, based on the state’s cost of living.
Employers must abide by this new legislation and pay the minimum hourly wages required by law to their employees.
There are few exemptions from the new minimum wage law, which applies to every employee except:
Arizona’s minimum wage law only applies to wage payments to employees, and does not include independent contractors.
Minimum wage must be paid for all hours worked, regardless of the consistency of the payment or whether the wage is paid hourly, through commission or any other version of compensation.
Yes, the minimum wage will remain the same for all workers, regardless of the worker’s age.
If you believe you have been denied fair wages from your employer or had your rights as a worker violated, contact the employment law attorneys at Phillips Law Group to discuss your legal options.
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