Arizona Labor Laws – Wage and Hour
Arizona’s current minimum wage is $8.05.
For more information on Arizona’s minimum wage laws, visit our Arizona Minimum Wage Laws page, which includes topics such as minimum wage, tip minimum wage, tip sharing and pooling, and subminimum wages.
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Arizona labor laws do not have laws governing the payment of overtime. Federal overtime laws apply. See FLSA: Overtime for more information regarding overtime requirements.
Meals and Breaks
Arizona does not have any labor laws requiring an employer to provide a meal period or breaks to employees, thus the federal rule applies. The federal rule does not require an employer to provide either a meal (lunch) period or breaks. However, if an employer chooses to do so, breaks, usually of the type lasting less than 20 minutes, must be paid. Meal or lunch periods (usually 30 minutes or more) do not need to be paid, so long as the employee is free to do as they wish during the meal or lunch period. DOL: Breaks and Meal Periods.
Information about Arizona vacation leave laws may now be found on our Arizona Leave Laws page.
Information about Arizona sick leave laws may now be found on our Arizona Leave Laws page.
Information about Arizona holiday leave laws may now be found on our Arizona Leave Laws page.
Jury Duty Leave
Information about Arizona jury duty leave laws may now be found on our Arizona Leave Laws page.
Information about Arizona voting leave laws may now be found on our Arizona Leave Laws page.
Arizona labor laws do not require employers to provide employees with severance pay. See the AZ Industrial Commission’s pamphlet, “The State of Arizona”™s Labor Law: Your Wages and Working” (not available online). If an employer chooses to provide severance benefits, it must comply with the terms of its established policy or employment contract.