Two members of the Industrial Commission of Arizona who were recently outed as having requested excessive amounts of per diem reimbursements have resigned their positions, as has the agency’s executive director.Read More »
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Location matters when it comes to the chances that a child born into poverty in Arizona will move up the economic ladder during his lifetime, a recent study shows.Read More »
Arizona voters may be asked to consider whether to scrap the state minimum wage's inflation adjustment.Read More »
A state lawmaker wants Arizona voters to decide in November whether to allow a lower minimum wage for tipped workers and younger part-time and temporary employees.Read More »
While working families struggle to make ends meet in this sluggish economy, there is a bright spot on the horizon for Arizona’s lowest-paid workers: On Jan. 1, the state’s minimum wage increased 30 cents to $7.65, raising wages for more than 130,000 low-wage workers.
The increase not only helps hard-working Arizonans provide for their families, but also boosts the overall economy.
The Industrial Commission of Arizona announced earlier this month that the minimum wage will increase from $7.35 to $7.65 an hour. Tipped employees, who make $3 below the standard minimum wage, will also receive the raise.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is proposing new eligibility requirements for some unemployment benefits recipients as she tries to entice Republican legislators to keep providing 20 weeks of extended benefits.Read More »