Arizona Minimum Wage Increase

Jan 2, 2019 | Arizona Taxes, Federal Tax Developments, Prescott Accounting, RECENT POST

As of January 1, 2019, Arizona has raised the hourly pay rate for minimum wage workers. Employers are required to pay employees at least the new minimum wage rate and post a notice in the workplace to inform employees of their right to the minimum wage.  Employers with employees who work in the City of Flagstaff, AZ have additional minimum wage requirements.

Arizona voters passed Proposition 206, or the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act, in November of 2016. The law provides employees with earned paid sick leave and set up a series of scheduled increases to the minimum wage that began in January of 2017. Arizona will incrementally raise the state minimum wage to $12.00 per hour by 2020, after which it will rise relative to changes to the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures cost of living in the U.S.

Effective January 1, 2019, the minimum wage will increase to $11.00 per hour for non-tipped workers in the state of Arizona. The minimum wage for tipped workers is always set at $3.00 less than the general minimum wage, so in 2019 it will be set at $8.00 per hour.

Employers with one or more employees who work 25+ hours in the City of Flagstaff are required to pay a higher minimum wage and post the 2019 Flagstaff Minimum Wage Poster in addition to the state and federal minimum wage posters. Effective January 1, 2019, the municipal minimum wage for Flagstaff will increase to $12.00 per hour worked within the city.

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