AZ MINIMUM WAGE INCREASES! Hourlies and Business Owners Listen Up!

AZ MINIMUM WAGE INCREASES! Hourlies and Business Owners Listen Up!

On October 13th, 2011, the Industrial Commission of Arizona bumped up the minimum wage by $.30 to $7.65/hour starting on Jan 1, 2011.  Tipped employees, who make $3 below the standard minimum wage, will also receive the raise.  For a full-time wage worker, that is $624 more next year.

This is partially due to fact that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the year-to-year cost of living for all urban areas went up 3.8% from August 2010.  With the upcoming change in minimum wage, AZ will be above the federal rate of $7.25/hour.  Enjoy it or hate it, it is going in effect starting 2012!

Speak Your Mind

*