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Arizona Paid Sick Leave Law: Proposition 206

Effective July 1, 2017

Created to help all AZ businesses comply with the new paid sick leave law

November 22, 2017

On November 22, 2017, the Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA) updated its FAQs in response to the October 20, 2017 Final Rules, as well as in response to frequent questions from the public. A copy of these FAQs is found here.

October 20, 2017

On October 20, 2017, the ICA issued a Notice of Final Rulemaking regarding paid sick leave. These final regulations are binding on all employers in Arizona. A copy of the Final Rules is found here.

June 30, 2017

On June 30, 2017, the ICA again updated its FAQs in response to the June 27th Supplemental Proposed Rules.

The ICA’s proposed rules are not binding and are not treated as law until they are passed and finalized. However, the ICA’s FAQs are the state’s guidelines on how they are interpreting the law and expect to enforce the law. Therefore, this website has been updated to reflect new information that is issued pursuant to updated ICA FAQs. ICA’s full FAQs can be found here, and a document showing only those FAQs that were updated can be found here. We will keep this website updated if the ICA provides further updates in response to the proposed rules.

June 27, 2017

On June 27, 2017, the ICA issued a Notice of Supplemental Proposed Rulemaking, which further clarifies and answers many concerns that employers have had in trying to become compliant with the new law. Unfortunately, the law went into effect on July 1, 2017, but the proposed rules remain open for public comment through August 8, 2017. A copy of the proposed rules can be found on the ICA’s website.

May 19 2017

On May 19, 2017, the ICA updated its FAQs in response to the May 5th Proposed Rules, as well as in response to frequent questions the Commission has received.

May 5, 2017

On May 5, 2017, the Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, containing the ICA's much-anticipated draft regulations on Arizona's new paid sick time law, which goes into effect on July 1, 2017. The proposed regulations did not appear to answer, or even address, some of the most significant questions and concerns raised by employers in their attempts to become compliant with the new law by July 1. The proposed regulations were open for public comment until June 5, 2017, and a hearing was held on June 5, 2017 in Phoenix.


The information on this website is general guidance and is not legal advice or a substitute for working with a qualified human resources professional or employment law attorney. The information is believed to be current as of the date of the website. As the state is expected to issue regulations that will provide further guidance on implementing the earned sick leave law, and may update their other resources and/or amend the law, employers are encouraged to check the Industrial Commission website for updates prior to implementing any policy and should work directly with a knowledgeable advisor.