Legal Alert - Arizona Passes Proposition 206, Increasing the Minimum Wage and Requiring Paid Sick Leave for Hundreds of Thousands of Employees


by Jennifer R. Yee and Benjamin A. Nucci

During an election night fraught with surprises, one thing became clear: hundreds of thousands of Arizona employees will get a raise on January 1, 2017. Also, private sector employees in Arizona will have a right to accrue paid sick leave beginning July 1, 2017. Proposition 206, dubbed the “Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act,” passed by a wide margin, altering the landscape of benefits available to Arizona employees.

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