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Published: Apr 14, 2022

Arizona Minimum Wage Increase

Arizona Minimum Wage Increase
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Update Effective: April 1, 2022

The Tucson Minimum Wage Act in Arizona will officially raise the minimum wage to $13.00 per hour effective April 1, 2022, amongst other related changes. This is part of an annual schedule to increase the minimum wage rate up to $15 per hour by 2025, after which the rate will be adjusted annually based on the rate of inflation.

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Published: Dec 10, 2021

(Tucson) Tucson Wage & Hour Updates, Including $15 Minimum Wage Goal

(Tucson) Tucson Wage & Hour Updates, Including $15 Minimum Wage Goal
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Update Effective: Immediately, and April 1, 2022

On Election Day, voters in Tucson passed a ballot initiative that makes updates to various aspects of Tucson's local wage and hour law landscape. In addition to reaching a $15 minimum wage by 2025 (with the first increase to minimum wage coming on April 1, 2022), the act expands the definition of work hours, introduces an enhanced independent contractor test, prohibits certain deductions from wages, and provides for scheduled shift pay, among other updates.

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Published: Jul 15, 2021

Pregnancy and Childbirth Discrimination Protection

Pregnancy and Childbirth Discrimination Protection
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Update Effective: July 19, 2021

Arizona has amended its state civil rights act to expand the definition of discrimination on the basis of sex to explicitly include “pregnancy or childbirth or related medical conditions”. In line with the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act and Americans with Disabilities Act, employers are prohibited from treating pregnant employees any differently from any other employee experiencing work limitations. The act covers employers with fifteen or more employees, except as it relates to sexual harassment, in which case all employers with at least one employee are covered.

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