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What Arizona's next minimum wage increase means for workers

On Jan. 1, 2019, the third of four steps approved by voters to raise Arizona's minimum wage will begin. In 2016, Arizonans approved a plan to incrementally raise the minimum wage so that in 2020 it will be $12 per hour. In 2019, it will be $11.00 -- up from the current minimum of $10.50.

Is your boss failing to pay you for overtime?

Love it or hate it, your job is how you pay your bills, protect your future and buy the things you want and need. Your time is valuable, and it is not fair for an employer to ask you to sacrifice your time without due compensation. Nevertheless, if you are unfamiliar with your rights under federal and Arizona employment laws, you may be at risk of losing money you deserve.

Know the employer penalties for misclassifying employees

When an employer misclassifies an employee, either purposefully or negligently, they may face a number of penalties, depending on the severity of the misclassification. A worker who suspects he or she suffers from misclassification may file a suit that not only addresses their own concerns but also sheds light on larger endemic issues within the employer's practices.

Is your boss committing wage theft?

Your time is precious to you, especially if you have a family. While your job is important for supporting your family and providing for their needs, you look forward to clocking out and going home. You may be willing to go the extra mile for your employer, but sometimes, you feel as if your boss is taking advantage of you.

Resolving a salary calculation dispute

Many workers face regular conflict with their employer, which is a normal part of business to one degree or another. However, some workers face unfair pay for their work, and may have grounds to take legal action to recover lost wages. In instances like these, workers have a few options.

Undocumented workers and overtime pay

Immigration issues are hot as ever these days, and it is not always easy to know what rights undocumented workers should expect, especially in an area like Arizona. While many unsavory attitudes towards undocumented workers do exist, the law is still clear that undocumented workers can expect many of the same protections that other workers enjoy, even rights that are sometimes difficult to enforce, like overtime pay.

Seasonal workers have rights, too

When America's businesses go into holiday mode, it often feels like lightly controlled chaos for seasonal workers who step in to help expand a business's capacity during the shopping rush. Often, seasonal employees receive their agreed upon pay and not much else in terms of employment benefits. However, it is important to note that working as a seasonal worker does not mean working without rights.

What to do if your paycheck is late

If your employer does not pay you your paycheck on schedule, your personal matters can swing out of control quickly. If you're like most people, you depend on your employer's timeliness to make sure that you can pay your bills and put food on the table. But what do you do if your employer doesn't pay you promptly?

What if my employer does not pay me for my work?

When an employer does not treat employees fairly, it can seem unfair and hopeless all at the same time. This is particularly true when an employer refuses or fails to pay you fairly for your work. Fortunately, there are legal remedies when an employer does not compensate an employee. If you believe that your employer is not paying you fairly, you can take some simple steps to begin working towards a fair resolution.