CURRENT ARIZONA LAW REQUIRES ALL EMPLOYERS TO USE THE E-VERIFY SYSTEM TO VERIFY ELIGIBILITY FOR NEW EMPLOYEES.  IN ADDITION ALL NEW HIRES MUST BE REGISTERED WITH AZ NEW HIRE REPORTING CENTER.  BE SURE TO VERIFY THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE MET BY YOUR THIRD-PARTY PAYROLL SERVICE PROVIDER.  IF NOT, WE ARE HAPPY TO HELP.  WE MAINTAIN REGISTRATION AS AGENTS FOR MANY OF OUR BUSINESS CLIENTS, TO REPORT ON THEIR BEHALF. 


PROPOSITION 206, PASSED IN NOVEMBER OF 2016, INCREASED THE MINIMUM WAGE EFFECTIVE 1/1/17 TO $10/HOUR.  


PROP 206 ALSO ESTABLISHED A REQUIREMENT FOR EARNED PAID SICK TIME FOR ALL EMPLOYEES BEGINNING 7/1/17.  THE MINIMUM AMOUNT OF PAID TIME OFF DIFFERS DEPENDING ON THE SIZE OF THE EMPLOYER.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS CAN BE REVIEWED HERE.


VARIOUS FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS REQUIRE EMPLOYERS TO POST PUBLIC NOTICES IN A CONSPICUOUS PLACE WHERE EMPLOYEES WILL SEE THEM.  THE LIST OF REQUIRED POSTERS AND THE VERSION OF EACH POSTER CHANGE PERIODICALLY DUE TO LEGISLATION AND FORMAT MODIFICATIONS.  ALL REQUIRED POSTERS ARE AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD FROM THE FOLLOWING WEBSITES:  

     ​ARIZONA

​     FEDERAL


DON'T HESITATE TO CONTACT OUR OFFICE TO SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION TO DISCUSS EMPLOYER REQUIREMENTS WITH ONE OF OUR CPAS.


NEW HIRE PACKETS:  WE SUGGEST YOU DIRECT NEW EMPLOYEES TO OUR SITE TO DOWNLOAD REQUIRED EMPLOYMENT FORMS (W-4, A-4, AND I-9).  EMPLOYEES SHOULD COMPLETE AND PREPARE COPIES OF THEIR DRIVER'S LICENSE & SOCIAL SECURITY CARD OR OTHER FORMS THAT SATISFY FORM I-9 REQUIREMENTS (SEE COLUMN A,B,C ON THE FORM AVAILABLE BELOW) PRIOR TO THEIR FIRST DAY OF WORK.  AT THE LATEST YOU SHOULD ENSURE THESE ARE RECEIVED AND REVIEW THEM FOR COMPLETION ON THE FIRST DAY OF WORK.  



REGISTRATION WITH EFTPS (ELECTRONIC FEDERAL TAX PAYMENT SYSTEM) AND AZTAXES.GOV IS THE BEST WAY TO MAKE PAYROLL TAX DEPOSITS.  THESE SYSTEMS ALSO PROVIDE RECEIPTS & REPORTS FOR RECORD KEEPING PURPOSES.  


IN ADDITION TO MEETING EMPLOYER REQUIREMENTS BUSINESS OWNERS MUST HAVE A SYSTEM IN PLACE TO COLLECT INFORMATION AND PROVIDE INCOME TAX FORMS TO INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS.  IF YOU ARE UNSURE WHETHER AN INDIVIDUAL IS YOUR EMPLOYEE OR AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR WE STRONGLY URGE YOU TO DISCUSS SPECIFICS OF YOUR CASE WITH ONE OF OUR CPAS.  FORM W-9 IS SIMILAR TO THE W-4, FOR EMPLOYEES ABOVE, BUT IS USED TO CAPTURE INFORMATION NECESSARY TO ISSUE THE REQUIRED FORMS 1099-MISC AT YEAR END.      

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