Economist: Higher Arizona Minimum Wage Hasn’t Affected State Economy — Yet

Minimum wage workers in Arizona got a raise Monday, of 50 cents an hour. The state’s minimum wage now stands at $10.50 an hour. It’s part of a voter-approved increase, which will ultimately reach $12 an hour by 2020. Last year was the first year of that increase, and Ethan Clay, an economic policy analyst[ … ]

Preparing for Arizona’s New Mandatory Sick Leave Under Prop 206

On November 8, 2016, Proposition 206: The Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act passed, receiving nearly 60% of votes. There are two parts to Prop 206; the first is a minimum wage increase, and the second is mandatory employer-provided sick leave. Minimum Wage Increase On January 1, Arizona’s minimum wage increased to $10.00 an hour,[ … ]

$10 Minimum Wage Creating Questions As Arizona’s Small Businesses Adjust

A week after the new $10 minimum wage has been in effect for Arizona employees, business owners are still asking questions on what exactly the law entails. Officials say since Proposition 206 was approved by voters, calls have been pouring in every day from businesses with questions on all facets of the law. Arizona’s Industrial[ … ]

Arizona Chamber Launches Effort To Kill Proposition 206

The effort to kill Proposition 206, a ballot measure that would raise Arizona’s minimum wage is now in full swing. Opponents are preparing a million-dollar ad blitz against the initiative which would raise the state’s lowest wages by nearly 50 percent. If approved in November, the measure would increase the state minimum wage to $12[ … ]