Arizona law addresses minimum wage, nonwage compensation

Arizona has passed a law relating to the payment of wages. The law clarifies that minimum wage includes commissions, but excludes tips or gratuities.

The law also defines nonwage compensation as including fringe benefits, welfare benefits, child or adult care plans, sick pay, vacation pay, severance pay, commissions, bonuses, retirement plan or pension contributions, among other benefits, and clarifies that the regulation of such nonwage benefits is a statewide concern and not subject to further regulations by cities, towns or other political subdivisions of the state. (H.B. 2579, Laws 2016, approved May 11, 2016.)

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