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    Is it legal in Arizona for an employer to reduce the hourly wage in a final paycheck when an employee quits? For instance, if I was making $10 an hour, and quit, can my employer decide to pay me $5 an hour on my final paycheck instead of the $10 an hour?

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    Employers can reduce your paycheck on a going-forward basis provided that they give you notice that they are doing so and that your pay doesn't drop below the minimum wage. They cannot reduce your pay on hours that you have already worked.
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      However, Arizona law is pretty lax on this issue. For example if, at hire, you sign an acknowledgement of an employee handbook or copy of the company policy that states that your hourly rate will be decreased based on a certain action occuring (your resignation notice) and such action you take DOES occur, that would meet the "prior notification" requirement in Arizona (not so some other states, however).
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