Arizona: AZ Supreme Court Upholds Phoenix Minimum Wage Increase Ordinance

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March 14, 2017

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Last November, residents of Phoenix, AZ voted on and approved Proposition 206, a minimum wage ordinance that raised the local wage from $8.05/hr. to $10/hr. effective January 1, 2017. The ordinance also provided for gradual yearly increases in 50-cent increments until the minimum wage reaches $12/hr by 2020, in addition to mandated paid sick leave.

Late last year, a coalition of business groups requested that the Arizona Supreme Court put the implementation of the ordinance on hold, which the court denied. In February, the court agreed to hear the coalition’s arguments challenging Prop 206 in March.

As of March 14, 2017, the Arizona Supreme Court unanimously upheld the minimum wage and paid sick leave mandate. Phoenix, Arizona employers must continue to comply with the requirements of Prop 206.

Action Items

  1. Audit any Phoenix Arizona employee wage rates for compliance with Proposition 206.
  2. Subscribers can call our HR On-Call Hotline at (888) 378-2456 for further assistance.

Disclaimer: This document is designed to provide general information and guidance concerning employment-related issues. It is presented with the understanding that ManagEase is not engaged in rendering any legal opinions. If a legal opinion is needed, please contact the services of your own legal adviser.

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