unemployment benefits, Arizona Supreme Court, jobless, Ducey, Covid pandemic
May 3, 2023

Nearly 100K Arizonans who got federal jobless benefits cut off early won’t get lost funds

About 100,000 Arizonans who got their extra federal unemployment benefits cut off early during the Covid pandemic by then-Gov. Doug Ducey because he instead wanted to get them to go to work at restaurants and hotels are not going to get the funds they lost.

franchises, Julie Su, Biden, Secretary of Labor, FAST Act, California, Arizona, small businesses
Apr 24, 2023

Biden labor nominee Julie Su is every business owner’s nightmare

The Senate needs to confirm a Secretary of Labor that gives us that stability, not Julie Su.

tax form, individual taxes, A-4 form, Arizona Department of Revenue, paychecks
Mar 9, 2023

Changes to tax forms – you can keep more money

Arizona employees are getting to keep a bit more in their pockets as Arizona's individual tax rate has been lowered to a flat 2.5%. 

minimum wage, Flagstaff, Tucson, Rogers, Hobbs, tourism-related employers, tax credit, growth
Feb 6, 2023

Tax credit headline missed the forest through the trees

A recent article headline published in the Arizona Capitol Times unfairly mischaracterized SB1108 – Senator Wendy Rogers’ income tax credit bill for businesses located in municipalities like Flagstaff and Tucson with higher wage mandates than the state wage mandate. The headline purports those cities to whom the bill would apply stand to lose. We disagree. 

minimum wage, wage hike, raises, inflation, Mesnard, Rogers, Gowan, Burch, Senate committee, bill, Flagstaff
Jan 31, 2023

Bill would penalize cities with higher minimum wage than state

State lawmakers are moving to financially penalize cities that have a minimum wage higher than the rest of the state. And they are doing it in a way designed to get around restrictions that voters put on legislators in 2016 when they said cities can have their own base wages.

Sep 13, 2021

Employment law attorneys say Biden vax edict legal

Attorneys who specialize in labor law say the decision by President Biden that large employers must have all workers vaccinated is well within the power of the federal government.

unemployment, blind people, jobs
May 16, 2018

New law to force unemployed to take any job

Arizonans who don't take pretty much any job after being out of work for at least four weeks will lose their unemployment benefits.

Nov 14, 2013

Arizona’s hourly minimum wage going up by 10 cents for 2014

For about three years, Katherine Castillo has worked as a hotel housekeeper earning Arizona’s minimum wage of $7.80 an hour.

Nov 13, 2013

Officials: Valley agencies close to eliminating chronic homelessness among vets

By Jan. 1, housing agencies will have found homes for the last 56 chronically homeless veterans in the Valley, making it the first metropolitan area in the country to accomplish this, advocates say.

Oct 23, 2013

Arizona advocates try to take immigration appeal directly to Boehner

They rode for 43 hours in a bus from Phoenix, hoping to appeal to House Speaker John Boehner on immigration reform, but when they arrived at his office in Washington they were turned away.

Oct 8, 2013

Advocates out to get ‘young invincibles’ familiar with health exchange

Young people who fall into a gap between their parents’ health insurance plans and coverage through employers need to get information on how the federal exchange now open in Arizona can protect them should they face major health problems, advocates said Monday.

Arizona panel recommends pension alternative for state, Phoenix police, DES, probation, Ramirez
Dec 21, 2012

Arizona panel recommends pension alternative for state

A committee that studied funding issues with Arizona's pension system for public employees is recommending that current and former workers be allowed to move into a 401(k)-style plan as an optional alternative to fixed-benefit pensions.