Wage Claims

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Rizo v. Yovino

In 1963, Congress passed the Equal Pay Act (EPA), and it was signed into law by John F. Kennedy on June 10, 1963.


Arizona's Paid Sick Leave Law

This publication explains the sick leave rights of an employee under the Fair Wages and Health Families Initiative.


Exempt Versus Non-Exempt For Overtime Requirements

CHANGES ARE COMING! A new law may go into effect that could impact your exempt status. Read this article to find out more.


Allowable Deductions for Exempt Employees

Are you an exempt employee? Did you know that your salary can still be docked? To learn more about when an exempt employee's pay can be reduced read the following article.


Overtime Rights for Hourly Employees

Overtime is a completed issue. Read more to make sure you are getting paid what you have earned.


Know Your Rights in the Workplace

This article discusses the laws surrounding the wage you earn for the hours you work and what you should expect from your employer.


Arizona's Minimum Wage Law

Do you know Arizona's minimum wage? Find out more information here.


Where to Find an Attorney for Specific Legal Advice

 All legal service programs in Arizona differ, and their criteria for accepting cases vary as well. Find out what programs are available and where to go for assistance.




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Question: My employer provides hand written payroll checks every 2 weeks, however has never provided me with a paystub. In reading statutes, I was only able to find specific language regarding wage statements being required for electronic deposits. Annual statements are provided, however I have found discrepancies on these statements (amounts not matching checks received, pay dates missing from statements, pay dates listed on statement that weren't actually pay dates, incorrect taxes withheld). I have requested regular pay stubs, but they will not provide them. What can I do?
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Question: I am a seasonal employee, who earns a salary. My work only takes up 10 months of the year, but the salary is deferred, and distrulibuted over the two months when there is no work to be done. Because of COVID, my employer wss forced to shut down with 8 weeks of work remaining. How can I recover the wages I earned, which were deferred, since it exceeds the labor boards maximum for wage claims?
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Question: Do commission only paid employees get sick pay?
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Question: I was hired to work 8:30am to 5pm at a daycare and when i get there if there is not enough kids they will make me wait to start my shift until there are enough kids or work to do, the hours i am waiting are not being paid. I have also got in trouble for leaving the building if i am told i cant start yet. They want me to sit there and wait unpaid for sometimes up to 3 hours. I have brought this up to my manager but i feel they are taking advantage of my age because i am only 19
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Question: My employer makes us waitresses pay three dollars per day in cash to him for a portion of the carpet cleaning he pays for. Is that legal?
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Question: I worked for an AC company and during that time of my employment my AC needed service. They fixed it at a discount price and we agreed that I would make weekly payment until the balance is paid. Well I was terminated before being able to pay off the balance. My question is can they withhold that from my final paycheck? Also they're charging me for a price book that I dont have and some uniforms that were missing but I turned in whatever uniforms I had. Can they withhold that as well?
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Question: My employer has us keep receipts (tickets with the food orders written on them) she is threatening to take $100 for every ticket that gets lost. More than 3 different employees handle these tickets along side the cashier daily. Is this legal for her to take $100 from the cashier if a ticket gets lost?
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Question: My employer has us keep receipts (tickets with the food orders written on them) she is threatening to take $100 for every ticket that gets lost. More than 3 different employees handle these tickets along side the cashier daily. Is this legal for her to take $100 from the cashier if a ticket gets lost?
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Question: My employee quit without giving required two weeks notice. In contract that he signed, it says specifically that if he quits without notice, I as an employer have a right to deduct from his final paycheck any costs incurred by his resignation. Employee agreed to this and signed the contract, but now he demands full payment. Can I reduce his pay? I had to cover his work by hiring a replacement
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Question: During my current 6 months of employment, I was hired as a 1099 employee and then transitioned to a W2 employee (paid salary + commission)and then forced back to a 1099 employee by my employer. Despite earning commissions from the first month of employment, I have yet to be paid any commissions. They initially told me I they would pay them and then they ignored by requests for payment. Can an employer withhold and deny paying earned commissions and if so, how long. Are they subject to any penalties or fines for will fully with holding earned commission? What can I do?
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Question: My employer has been deducting $20 from every employees paycheck every week stating we would get it back at the end of the year if there were no claims filed. It is a moving company and the employer carries insurance. It is past the end of the year and no one has received any of their money back. No one signed anything consenting these deductions either. Is what he is doing illegal and what should we do about it? Who do I need to contact?
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Question: i was never paid what do i do
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Question: I work in outside sales. For a number of years my employer has deducted shipping costs from my commission for all accounts outside the metro area. Recently they have begun deducting the % of $ credit charges cost from my commission as well. They deduct this before my paycheck is cut. For example they show me a spreadsheet with my compensation as $7000.00 -500 shipping -500 cc fees (and sometimes other deductions) = $6000.00 since these fees are deducted can i write them off on taxes and is this even legal?
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Question: is it legal for my boss to deduct my pay due to mistakes made by his employees on jobs we recently have been doing, and has he broke the law and which law?
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Question: My employer will not provide me with any information such as: how mucht I was payed per hour, how many hours I worked, and if taxes were taken out. Paid by personal check. What do I do?
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Question: My paycheck bounced and when I inquired about it, I was terminated. I am now owed payment for 150 + hours. What are my options?
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Question: An employee has quit working for me and has equipment belonging to me. The employee has been paid through his last day worked but demands additional money before he will return my equipment. Is this legal?
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Question: What are the laws regarding overtime pay? when is an employer exempt from paying overtime?
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Question: Can my employer withhold my pay if I quit without notice?
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Question: Can Child Support take my school loans and grants? If it is my only income at the moment?
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Question: i recently quit a job because my employer altered my contract without my permission and presented it as the original . now she won't pay me my last paycheck. is there an organization that can help me with a inexpensive lawyer (at least for a consultation) or should i take this to small claims court?
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Question: Does an employer have to pay accrued sick and personal/vacation time to an employee that has given a resignation?
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Question: How does this minimum wage law pertain to commission base jobs, ie sales - car, furniture?
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Question: I worked as in Independent Contractor and was just let go by the owner, when does he have to pay me for services? Is it the same as if I were an employee? (within 24 hours)? Thanks,
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Question: Can a company not pay overtime (over 40 hrs a wk)if they are a courier company and the employee is paid a hourly wage instead of per package? How does that work?
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Question: I am considered an employee, receiving pay for piece work completed. Is my employer required to pay me weekly, monthly or what? Where can I find more information on piece work/employee status?
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Question: I want to file a Civil Action Lawsuit against my former employer for unpaid wages. I'm owed $1323.00. Can I do this on my own or do I need an attorney?
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Question: What are my rights to wage claims after being terminated by an employer?
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Question: If I feel I earned more than I was paid, is there a government organization I can call to confirm that?
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