If your employer fails to pay the minimum wage he or she is required to pay you wages owed with interest and an additional amount equal to twice the underpaid wages. If your employer retaliates against he or she has to pay penalties sufficient to compensate you and deter future violations, but no less than $150 for each day that the violation continued or until legal judgment is final.
If you believe that your employer has violated the Arizona Minimum Wage Act there are two options:
You may file an administrative complaint with the Labor Department of the Industrial Commission of Arizona charging that your employer has violated the Arizona Minimum Wage Act. An administrative complaint must be filed within one year from the date the wages were due. Find here: addresses, phone numbers and online wage claim forms of the Labor Department.
You may file a civil law suit to enforce the Arizona Minimum Wage Act. The civil action must be filed no later than two years after a violation last occurs, or three in the case of a willful violation. The civil action may include all violations that occurred as part of a continuing course of employer conduct regardless of the date of the violation.