Did you know that Flagstaff is the city with the second-highest elevation in the U.S.? And speaking of things that are “elevated,” employees in the City of Flagstaff will soon be getting a minimum wage increase, effective January 1, 2019.

What’s New on the City of Flagstaff Poster?

Individuals Covered by the Minimum Wage

Starting January 1, 2019, Flagstaff employers must pay an increased minimum wage rate of $12.00 per hour to the following covered employees:

  • Individuals who work, or are expected to work, 25 or more hours for an employer within the Flagstaff city limits in any calendar year
  • Individuals who are, or were, employed by an employer regardless of the employer’s location or the individuals’ immigration status

New Info for Tipped Employees

A new section on tipped wages has been added to the Minimum Wage notice. As of January 1, 2019, employees who customarily and regularly receive more than $30 per month in tips or gratuities may be paid up to $3.00 per hour less than the City of Flagstaff’s hourly minimum wage.

Employers who choose to pay a tip credit are required to inform employees in writing prior to doing so. In addition, employers must be able to show that after adding the tips received and retained to the wages paid, tipped employees are receiving the full $12.00 hourly minimum wage for all hours worked in each workweek.

Employees’ Minimum Wage Rights

Employees have the right to be paid or earn no less than the hourly minimum wage, and to be paid the correct wages for all hours worked; for example, the promised/agreed-upon rate, overtime, and tips/gratuities. Plus, employees have the right to receive written notice of the hourly minimum wage and their rights under the Flagstaff Minimum Wage Ordinance.

Violations of the Minimum Wage Law

Employers who violate the Flagstaff Minimum Wage Ordinance may incur penalties and fines. Administrative complaints by any person or organization regarding an employer’s violation may be filed through the City of Flagstaff’s Office of Labor Standards. Employees have the option to file their own civil action against an employer who has violated the law.

Retaliation Protections

Employees are protected from retaliation by employers and other individuals when exercising their rights under the Minimum Wage law. The Minimum Wage notice now states that employees may not be retaliated against for assisting any other individual in filing a complaint or assisting in an investigation.

We Can Keep You in Compliance

If you order our City/County Poster 1-Year Plan, you will automatically receive the updated City of Flagstaff poster as soon as it is available. And because we provide free poster updates for mandatory changes, no matter how many occur during the 12-month period, you can always count on Poster Compliance Center to keep you in compliance!