With the New Year brings some changes for employers and employees in Arizona. While the federal minimum wage remains at $7.25 per hour, minimum wage increases in Arizona to $7.80 per hour as of January 1st, 2013 for companies subject to the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act. In Arizona, as in 8 of the other 9 states that are increasing their minimum wages, the increases are linked to cost of living adjustments based on a consumer price index.
In addition to increasing the general minimum wage, cost-of-living adjustments also pushed up the minimum wage for “tipped employees”, bringing the minimum up to $4.80 per hour in direct wages for tipped employees.
A FAQ document is provided on the Industrial Commission of Arizona’s website for general information regarding the wage increase in Arizona and definitions used.
For more specific help, the Business Law team at Udall Law Firm is available to guide you and your business through these changes.
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