Important News About Overtime Pay and Minimum Wage

- Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

1)    Overtime:

A Federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction which blocks the new overtime pay rules scheduled to go into effect December 1, 2016. The Department of Labor could appeal the injunction but for now, the change to overtime rules has been suspended indefinitely.

2)    Minimum Wage:

Effective January 1, 2017: Arizona minimum wage will increase to $10/hour for all employees; minimum wage for tipped employees may be reduced to $7/hour if they receive tips.

Effective July 1, 2017: City of Flagstaff will increase the minimum wage for employees within the city to $12/hour; minimum wage for tipped employees may be reduced to $9/hour if they receive tips.