Arizona law (A.R.S. § 23-353) governs the payment of wages to employees who have been terminated or have voluntarily resigned their jobs. Based on recent changes in the law, employers have seven days or to the beginning of the next pay period to pay final wages in the event of a voluntary termination. This is more than double the three days allowed previously.

Employees who voluntarily resign must be paid on the next regularly scheduled payday, which is based on the pay period in which the resignation occurred.

These changes give employers welcome breathing room when implementing termination decisions.