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Filing a Wage and Hour Claim - Arizona

Does Arizona have state overtime laws that are different from federal law?

Arizona does not have overtime laws that are different from federal overtime law.

Does Arizona have a minimum wage that is different from federal law?

The Arizona state minimum wage is $10.50 per hour, which is higher than the federal rate of $7.25 per hour. Employers, however, can use tips and gratuities to reduce the minimum wage required to $7.50.

Does Arizona have meal and rest break requirements, unlike federal law?

Arizona does not have any meal or rest break requirements.

Do any cities or counties in Arizona have a minimum wage that is different from state or federal law?

Do any cities or counties in Arizona have a minimum wage that is different from state or federal law?
Flagstaff, Arizona, has a minimum wage of $11.00 per hour, as of January 1, 2018. The minimum wage will gradually increase until it reaches $15.50 per hour in 2022, after which point minimum wage increases will be calculated from the consumer price index.

Does Arizona have meal and rest break requirements, unlike federal law?

Arizona does not have any meal or rest break requirements.

How do I file a wage/hour or labor standards claim in Arizona?

An employee cannot file a wage claim in with the Arizona Department of Labor unless they have not been paid for completed work, the wages owed to the employee are $5,000.00 or less, and the accrual of those unpaid wages does not exceed one year. 

An employee may file a claim for unpaid wages if the wages owed to the employee are $5,000.00 or less, and the accrual of those unpaid wages does not exceed one year. If the employee is owed more than $5,000.00, they may file through Small Claims Court or Superior Court.  

A minimum wage complaint must also be filed within one year from the date the wages were due.

 

State Labor Agency

Phoenix Office
800 West Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 542-4515
Fax: (602) 542-8097
Email: [email protected]

Tucson Office
2675 East Broadway Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85716
Phone: (520) 628-5459
Email: [email protected]

 




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