Arizona Hours Worked




Hours worked

Arizona minimum wage laws require employers to compensate employees for all hours worked. Arizona defines hours worked to include all hours employees are required to give to the employer, including all time employees are on duty or at a prescribed work place as well as all time the employee is suffered or permitted to work. AZ Statute 23-350 (4); AZ Admin. Code R20-5-1202(9) An employee is considered to be on duty if they are working or waiting for work and are not permitted to use the time for their own purposes. AZ Admin. Code R20-5-1202(12)



Workweek

Arizona minimum wage laws define a workweek as any fixed and regularly recurring period of seven consecutive workdays. AZ Admin. Code R20-5-1202(17)





Waiting time

Arizona minimum wage laws require employer to pay employee for standby or waiting time, because it is time an employee is on duty. Standby or waiting time is time employees are required by their employer to wait for work and are not able to effectively use the time for their own purposes. AZ Admin. Code R20-5-1202(12)



On-call time

Arizona minimum wage laws require employers to pay employees for on-call time if the employees are not permitted or able to use the time for their own purposes. The employees would be consider to be on duty. An employer does not need to pay employees for on-call time if the employees are able to use the time they are on call for their own purposes. AZ Admin. Code R20-5-1202(12)



Sleeping time

Arizona minimum wage laws do not address when an employee must be paid for sleeping time. The standards set forth by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act related to sleeping time provide some guidance. See FLSA: Sleeping Time



Travel time

Arizona minimum wage laws do not address when an employee must be paid for travel time. The standards set forth by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act related to travel time provide some guidance. See FLSA: Travel Time



Meeting, lecture, and training time

Arizona minimum wage laws do not address when an employee must be paid for meeting, lecture, or training time. The standards set forth by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act related to meeting, lecture, or training time provide some guidance. See FLSA: Meeting, Lecture, and Training Time



Show up or reporting time

Arizona minimum wage laws do not require employers to pay employees for reporting or showing up to work if no work is performed. An employer is also not required to pay an employee a minimum number of hours if the employer dismisses the employee from work prior to completing their scheduled shift. Employers are only required to pay employees for hours actually worked.