2024 Arizona Labor Law Updates and Minimum Wage Increment
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2024 Arizona Labor Law Updates and Minimum Wage Increment

Brief Introduction of 2024 Arizona labor law updates:

Labor Laws2024 UpdatesEffective date
Arizona Minimum wage/Hour (FLSA)$14.35/HourJanuary 01, 2024
Federal Labor Law UpdatesPUMP (Providing Urgent Maternal Protections) Act for Nursing MotherApril 2023
Employment Opportunity CommissionJune 2023
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)April 2023

Although the federal state minimum wage stays at $7.25/hour, Arizona State has a new minimum wage requirement of $14.35/ hour for all employers which will be effective from January 01, 2024. This increment is because of the fair wages and healthy family act, which will lead to an annual salary of $29,848. Some cities and counties in Arizona might have a higher minimum wage requirement than the state. The minimum wage for tipped workers in Arizona will have risen from $10.85 to $11.35 per hour. The current updated poster for Arizona can be found in 2024 THE FAIR WAGES AND HEALTHY FAMILIES ACT (azica.gov). There are some exemptions applied under the Arizona minimum wage act, which includes but is not limited to Babysitting roles, family employment, government employees, and small business owners.

Flag Staff, Arizona will have a minimum wage of 17.40/hour effective from Jan 2024, which is higher than the state minimum wage limit. Tipped workers will have a minimum wage of $15.90/hour in Flagstaff. The city of Flagstaff, Arizona has a law ( Minimum Wage | City of Flagstaff Official Website (az.gov)) which includes a gradual increment of minimum wage through a couple of upcoming years. The Flagstaff City employees have the right to file a complaint through the city’s Office of Labor Standards Divisions(OLS).

Below is the history of minimum wage increments in the state of Arizona for the last 10 years. This can help employers to analyze past wage increment trends and predict future changes.

YearWageYearWage
2013$7.802019$11.00
2014$7.902020$12.00
2015$8.052021$12.15
2016$8.052022$12.80
2017$10.002023$13.85
2018$10.502024$14.35

Federal Labor Law Mandatory Updates 2024:
While compliance with the state labor law is important, employers also need to make sure that the federal labor law poster complies with the labor law requirement. There are a few Federal labor law changes that happened in 2023.

  • DOL (Department of Labor)issued new legislation about the PUMP(Providing Urgent Maternal Protections) Act in April 2023 which would be helpful to all Nursing employees who will be getting an appropriate place other than the bathroom to express the breast milk.
  • PWFA (Pregnant Worker Fairness Act) has been effective from June 2023 through which the employee who has any conditions related to pregnancy, child birth, or other medical conditions will be provided proper accommodation.
  • FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) was updated by DOL in April 2023. As per this updated act, employees will be offered up to 12 weeks of unpaid family and medical leave for life events like providing care to a new born child, providing care to family members with certain health.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA): FMLA was updated in April 2023 to provide workers with up to 12 weeks of unpaid family and medical leave for qualified life events or reasons like providing care to a new born child, providing care to a family member with certain health conditions and self-mental or physical serious health conditions.

Federal Labor Law Mandatory Updates 2024:

  • Each employer should actively keep looking for labor law changes in the upcoming new year for each state. Although, there are a total of 25 states along with Arizona which will have a minimum wage increment coming up in 2024, the effective date for each state might be different.
  • Although, employers might not need to update the minimum wage for employees in the case of they are already above the state minimum wage limit; there is no harm in going through your employee’s current wages to make sure that employee compensations are sufficient based on their expertise.
  • Employers might need to review the budget if any labor law changes affect the funding amount for the upcoming projects.
  • Employers must update the state labor law poster to include all updated information and to keep employees informed about the changes.

Conclusion:
All the Arizona employees should be prepared to update the poster with the new minimum wage and also should be keeping an eye on upcoming changes. If there is any update in Federal or State Labor Law, the Labor law notices to employees should be updated to stay in labor law compliance.

It is hard to keep informed about state labor law updates while you have businesses located in different states. To make this process easier, you can enroll in the program which can send the updated poster immediately when there is any update in State or Federal labor Law.