What You Need To Know

Discover your rights and protections regarding wages, overtime, and employee classification. If you've faced unpaid overtime or workplace violations, contact Josephson Dunlap for expert representation and guidance.

Unravel the complexities of labor regulations and ensure fair treatment in your workplace.


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Arizona Minimum Wage Laws

In Arizona, the current minimum wage is $13.85/hour for non-tipped employees. For tipped employees, the minimum cash wage is $10.85/hour, with the expectation that tips will make up the difference to at least $14.35/hour. Employers must ensure that employees receive the full minimum wage when tips are included. Additionally, Arizona’s minimum wage is adjusted annually based on the cost of living.


Meal & Rest Breaks

Employers in Arizona aren't required to provide breaks for adult employees, but iff they do, breaks under 20 minutes must be paid. Meal breaks of 30 minutes or more can be unpaid if the employee is relieved of all duties.

2 Years

Filing Claims

The Statute of Limitations for labor law violations in Arizona, specifically for overtime and minimum wage violations, aligns with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Workers typically have a two-year timeframe to seek compensation for unpaid wages and liquidated damages. This means that a lawsuit filed today can generally only seek back overtime pay for the previous 2 to 3 years, depending on the specific circumstances of the violation.


Arizona Overtime Laws

The FLSA mandates employers to pay overtime at one and a half times the regular rate for hours worked over 8 in a day or 40 in a week, unless the employee is exempt. Additionally, some employees (e.g., some salaried workers) are exempt from overtime.

Final Paychecks

in Arizona

When employees are terminated or laid off, employers are required to provide their final paycheck within 7 days or by the next scheduled payday, whichever occurs first. For employers who resign or are suspended, their final paycheck must be issued by the next scheduled payday.