Employment Law Essay

1220 Words Jun 1st, 2013 5 Pages
Arizona Employment Laws
Clapton Commercial Construction is planning on expanding their current business to a new state. They currently do business in Michigan and are planning on expanding to Arizona. There are ten employment laws in Arizona that Clapton Commercial Construction should be made aware of in order to get their HR department up to speed before expanding to the state of Arizona. These are laws regarding required postings, minimum wage, overtime, meals and breaks, vacation leave, sick leave, holiday leave, voting leave, severance pay, and record keeping. These laws will be provided along with possible penalties for non-compliance and recommendations on how to approach these laws as they apply to Clapton Commercial Construction.
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If this is not met federal penalties can be assessed by regulators. It is our recommendation that all non – exempt employees be paid one and a half times their pay when they work over 40 hours in a one week time period (Lunt Group Legal LLC., n.d.).
Meals and breaks are regulated by federal laws and Arizona does not have any specific state laws that apply here. Federal laws does not require an employer to provide meals or breaks to their employees. If an employer gives breaks to their employees breaks are usually less than 20 min in length and paid while meals are 30 min or more and unpaid. Since there is no specific law in providing meals and breaks there are no penalties to be assessed and it is our recommendation that you provide your employees with two 15 min paid breaks and at least a 30 min unpaid lunch each eight hour work day (Lunt Group Legal LLC., n.d.).
The state of Arizona does not require its employers to provide any paid or unpaid vacation leave. If the employer decides to provide vacation leave it must be clearly documented in an employment contract or policy handbook as to how vacation time is accrued, used and lost. The employer must follow this document or legal action can be taken against the employer by the employee. It is our recommendation to use your current vacation leave program established in your Michigan office

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