Arizona’s minimum wage is set to increase to $12.00 effective January 1, 2020. This increase represents the largest hike under the wage statute, known as the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act (the “Act”). The Act raises Arizona’s minimum wage annually and requires employers to provide earned paid sick time benefits to all Arizona employees. Cities may implement a higher minimum wage within their respective geographic boundaries. For example, effective January 1, 2020, Flagstaff’s minimum wage will increase to $13.00 per hour, higher than the state minimum wage. Notably, on January 1, 2021, Flagstaff’s minimum wage will increase to $15.00 per hour or $2.00 above the state minimum wage, whichever is greater.
Employers should review policies and procedures annually to ensure compliance with state and federal wage and hour laws. If you need guidance regarding wage and hour laws, please contact the lawyers at Faulkner Law Offices, PLLC today.