Last updated on: February 22nd, 2022
Hours & Pay Regulations
Unpaid Leave Based on Agreement between employer and employee (FSLA). The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require payment for time not worked, such as vacations or holidays (federal or otherwise). These benefits are generally a matter of agreement between an employer and an employee (or the employee’s representative). Alaska does not have holiday pay or vacation pay stated in the law and is decided on the basis of employer and employee agreement.
Arizona’s minimum wage increased to $12.80 an hour as of January 1, 2022.
The above information on minimum wages might not be up to date and is subject to change. Kindly access the DOL website for the current rates.
Employees are entitled to earned paid sick time and accrue a minimum of one hour of earned paid sick time for every 30 hours worked, subject to the following limitations:
- Employees whose employers have less than 15 employees may only accrue or use 24 hours of earned paid sick time per year;
- Employees whose employers have 15 or more employees may only accrue or use 40 hours of earned paid sick time per year; and
- Employers are permitted to select higher accrual and use limits.
Earned paid sick time may be used for the following purposes:
- Medical care or mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition; or
- A public health emergency; or
- Absence due to domestic violence, sexual violence, abuse, or stalking. Employees may use earned paid sick time for themselves or for family members. Arizona Revised Statutes § 23-373.
Employers with 50 or more employees also must allow employees who are crime victims to take leave for certain reasons; however, this leave can be unpaid.
Funeral Leave is based on an agreement between employer and employee.
Employers must provide employees summoned for jury duty with paid time off in order to serve as jurors. Employees are required to provide their employers with their jury summons the next working day after the employees receive them. An employer may not require an employee to use annual, vacation, unpaid leave, or sick leave for time spent serving as a juror. The employer may be able to deduct wages the employee received for serving as a juror from the employee’s compensation. An employer may not discharge or subject an employee to any adverse employment action due to serving as a juror, provided the employee returns to work following dismissal from jury duty.
Employees who are registered to vote must be permitted to take the necessary time off from work, up to one hour, to vote in any municipal, county, state or federal primary or general election. Employees must provide reasonable notice to their employers if they require time off to vote. The employer may specify the hours of leave. However, if an employee’s work schedule begins at least two hours after the polls open, or ends at least one hour prior to the polls closing, the employee is not eligible for voting leave.
State employees are allowed up to 30 days paid leave for organ donation and 5 days for bone marrow donation. (§41-706, R2-5AB609).