The Arizona Industrial Commission announced today that the state’s minimum wage will be increasing $.65 hour in 2022— to $12.80 hour due to the increase in inflation between August 2020 and August 2021 (“cost-of-living”). The tipped rate will be $3.00 hour less–$9.80 hour. The new minimum wage will go into effect on January 1, 2022. Attached is the announcement from the Industrial Commission with links to the posters that will need to be displayed next year. The increase for 2022 will be 5.4%, which is exceptionally high.
Phoenix — 9/16/2021
In accordance with A.R.S. § 23-363(B), Arizona’s minimum wage will increase from $12.15 to $12.80 effective January 1, 2022. The 65 cent increase in minimum wage is based on the increase in inflation between August 2020 and August 2021, as published in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index.
Posters, which are to be displayed in a place accessible to employees, may be found on the Industrial Commission’s Labor page (links provided below). The minimum wage posters include information on exemptions, tips and gratuities, retaliation, and more.
If you have any questions regarding the upcoming minimum wage increase, please contact the Labor Division within the ICA at (602) 542-4515 or refer to our FAQ page:
The Industrial Commission of Arizona
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