Glendale, AZ asked in Employment Law for Arizona

Q: In Az, is employer required to pay sick pay if emp works 60-70 hrs/wk and is sick 1 day?

I work in transportation and work 60-70hrs/wk. I had to leave 2 hrs into 12 hr shift due to emergency. Employer says he doesnt have to pay since I work more than 40hrs/week. And since this specific issue is not outlined verbatim he doesn't have to pay sick pay when we work beyond 40hrs.

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A: Employers are only required to pay their employees for their time spent performing work. The law does not require the payment of sick time, vacation time, or any other kind of paid time off. However, if you are paid by the hour, you must be paid at a rate of one-and-one-half times your regular hourly rate for all hours you do work over 40 per workweek.

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