Flagstaff officials host forums on new minimum wage

The City of Flagstaff's Office of Labor Standards recently hosted a series of community forums regarding the city's minimum wage increase that took effect Jan. 1.

The maximum tipped credit an employer can take will remain at $3 in 2018.   File photo

The City of Flagstaff's Office of Labor Standards (OLS) recently hosted a series of community forums regarding the city's minimum wage increase that took effect Jan. 1. 

The forums, which were conducted by OLS Manager Cliff Bryson, were designed to help educate the public as well as inform employers on how to prepare for the minimum wage increase.

Topics covered in the forum include information that the public and employers might not be aware of such as the maximum tipped credit an employer can take will remain at $3 in 2018 and tipped wage/cash wage for tipped employees would be $8 per hour if the employer takes full tip credit in the coming year.  Also according to the new standards, a tipped employee must receive at least $11 per hour, the new minimum wage, for all hours worked in the workweek, when wages and tips retained are added together. 

Employees or businesses with questions regarding the new minimum wage can contact Bryson at cbryson@flagstaffaz.gov or at 928-213-2071.

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