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Arizona Updates Law Regarding Wages for Discharged Employees

By: Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C.

The Arizona law setting the time within which payment of wages must be made to an employee who is discharged from employment has been changed. The law now provides that when an employee is discharged from the service of an employer, the employee must be paid wages due him or her within seven (7) working days (rather than three days previously required) or the end of the regular pay period, whichever is sooner. A.R.S. 23-353(A).

No revision was made to the statute regarding payment to an employee who quits employment. Payment of wages to an employee who quits must be paid in the usual manner no later than the regular payday for the pay period during which the termination occurred.

Wage issues continue to be the focus of much attention from both employees and enforcement agencies. If you need assistance with wage and hour issues, the labor and employment attorneys at Jennings, Strouss & Salmon can help. Visit us at

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