Minimum Wage in Maricopa County, Arizona
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Sun Lakes, AZ Minimum Wage and Wage Claims
What Is the Minimum Wage in Sun Lakes, AZ?
You are entitled to the highest minimum wage that applies where you work, whether set by your city, county, or state government. (Most cities and counties don’t have their own minimum wage laws.)
Maricopa County Minimum Wage
The minimum wage in Maricopa County is $13.85 an hour, the state minimum wage. However, cities and counties in Arizona are free to adopt their own higher minimum wage, and dozens of cities and counties across the country have done so. To find out whether Maricopa County has passed its own minimum wage law since we last updated, visit https://www.maricopa.gov/.
Arizona Minimum Wage
The minimum wage in Arizona is $13.85 an hour. Because this is higher than the federal minimum wage of $7.25, employees in Arizona must be paid at least $13.85 an hour.
Visit https://www.azica.gov/labor-minimum-wage-main-page to learn more about Arizona’s minimum wage.
What Is the Tipped Minimum Wage in Sun Lakes, AZ?
Some states and local governments allow employers to pay tipped employees a lower minimum hourly wage; others don't.
Arizona Tipped Minimum Wage
In Arizona, your employer may pay you a minimum wage of $10.85 an hour, as long as you earn enough in tips to bring your total hourly pay up to the full minimum wage, $13.85 an hour. If you don’t earn enough in tips to bring your compensation to the full minimum wage, your employer must make up the difference.
Who Enforces Sun Lakes, AZ Minimum Wage Laws?
Arizona Enforcement Agency
If you have questions about Arizona's minimum wage, contact the
Industrial Commission of Arizona
Find the nearest office of the Industrial Commission of Arizona at https://www.azica.gov/agency-information/about-us.
How to File a Wage Claim in Sun Lakes, AZ
If you were not paid the minimum wage in Sun Lakes, AZ, you may have the right to file a wage claim or complaint with a government agency. Be sure to look at the wage claim materials (below) for the agency that enforces the law you believe was violated, whether city, county, or state.
All jurisdictions impose a time limit on how far back you may claim unpaid wages, so it's important to file your claim quickly. There may be other restrictions on the claims you may file, such as dollar-amount limits or limits on the agency’s ability to force employers to comply with the law. You may be required to ask your employer to pay you correctly before you file a claim. And, you almost always have the option to go straight to court and file a lawsuit instead of filing a wage claim with a government agency. For these reasons, it often makes sense to talk to an experienced wage and hour lawyer to make sure you know all of your options, understand the strength of your claims, and decide how to proceed.
Filing a Wage Claim with the Industrial Commission of Arizona
Find instructions on filing a wage claim in Arizona, along with links to forms, at the Industrial Commission of Arizona website.
Get Help With Sun Lakes, AZ Wage Claims and Lawsuits
If you are considering filing a wage claim or lawsuit, you may want to speak to a local wage and hour attorney. The resources below can help you find a lawyer near you.
Sun Lakes, AZ Free or Low-Cost Legal Assistance
Legal aid offices provide free legal assistance to low-income people. Typically, you must qualify for legal aid based on your income. Visit AZLawHelp to find local resources and legal aid offices.
Some law schools have free legal clinics that provide assistance with specific problems, including wage and hour issues and other employment matters. Find a list of law schools offering legal clinics on a variety of issues at the American Bar Association Center for Pro Bono.
Sun Lakes, AZ Lawyer Directories
Lawyer Referral Services in Arizona. Check with the State Bar of Arizona for information on lawyer referral services in Sun Lakes, AZ. Lawyer referral services match people with attorneys who specialize in particular legal fields, such as wage and hour law.
NELA’s “Find-A-Lawyer” Service. Search the National Employment Lawyer’s Association’s membership to find Sun Lakes, AZ lawyers who specialize in wage and hour claims and other employment issues.