The federal government sets minimum standard for employment protection, such as the federal minimum wage and laws prohibiting discrimination. But states have their own employment laws, either strengthening federal laws or adding new protections altogether. The basic minimum wage in Arizona is $7.90 per hour and is increased annually based on a cost of living formula. This section covers Arizona employment laws and regulations, including state civil rights laws; payday requirements; legal holidays; statutes protecting whistleblowers; and labor laws affecting unions. If you need more information, contact a Arizona employment law attorney.