Tag: ballot measures

New minimum wage, paid sick leave requirements for Washington

by Cate DeJulio and Stephanie Holstein Employers in Washington will be required to comply with a new minimum wage and offer paid sick leave beginning January 1, 2018. Minimum wage As a result of Initiative Measure (IM) 1433, approved by voters in November 2016, the state’s minimum wage will rise to $11.50 an hour on […]

Arizona Supreme Court upholds minimum wage, paid leave law

by Dinita L. James Gonzalez Law, LLC In a three-sentence order entered just before the close of business March 14, the Arizona Supreme Court rejected a constitutional challenge to the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act, commonly known as Proposition 206. The unanimous ruling dashed the last remaining hope of business groups trying to block […]

New AZ minimum wage takes effect January 1

by Dinita L. James Gonzalez Law, LLC The minimum wage in Arizona will jump from $8.05 to $10 on January 1 as a result of the passage of Proposition 206 in November. A last-minute barrage of litigation by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry failed to block the increase from taking effect. On December […]

Arizona voters approve increased minimum wage, paid sick leave

by Dinita L. James Gonzalez Law, LLC On November 8, nearly 60% of Arizona voters cast ballots in favor of increasing the state’s minimum wage and providing mandatory paid sick leave. The measure ensures that employers will have to pay at least $10 per hour beginning January 1, 2017. Thereafter, the minimum wage will increase […]