Arizona Minimum Wage laws & compensation compliance analysis

Arizona Minimum Wage: What you need to know

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The law applies to all political subdivisions of the state and all private employers, except those that are exempt from federal minimum wage requirements and that have less than $500,000 in gross annual revenue. The law does not apply to a person employed by a parent or sibling, or who performs babysitting services in the employer's home or on a casual basis (AZ Rev. Stat. Sec. 23-362).
The law prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who exercise their rights under the law, file a claim, or assist another person to exercise his or her rights. An adverse action by an employer within 90 days after an employee has engaged in protected activity creates a presumption of retaliation, which may be rebutted by evidence that the action was taken for other reasons.
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There is no credit available to employers for meals or lodging provided to employees. Employers may consider only "monetary compensation" in computing the minimum wage paid to an employee and may not credit board, lodging, or other facilities toward the minimum wage (AZ Admin. Code Sec. R20-5-1207).
The Industrial Commission of Arizona is authorized to enforce the minimum wage law. Any person or organization may file a claim charging that an employer has violated the law. The Commission has the authority to enter an employer's premises to review all employee records in order to protect the identity of the employee identified in the complaint and to determine whether a pattern of violations has occurred. The Commission may disclose the employee's name only with the employee's consent. The Commission may inspect and ...

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