Update to Minimum Wage Law in Flagstaff – $10.50/hour July 1st

MINIMUM WAGE Increase Modified: Flagstaff City Council voted March 21, 2017 to amend Proposition 414, passed by Flagstaff voters in the November 2016 election, delaying full  implementation of the minimum wage increase. All Flagstaff employees must be paid at least $10.50/hour beginning July 1st, 2017.

Originally tied to the State of Arizona’s Minimum Wage, Proposition 414 passed by voters required Flagstaff employers to pay their employees at least $2 more than the minimum wage in effect at the state level. The state minimum wage was increased in January to $10/hour and Flagstaff’s minimum wage law increase has an implementation date of July 1, 2017.

Flagstaff’s Minimum Wage Update

The Flagstaff City Council will meet on February 14th, 6:00 pm, for a special meeting to consider Proposition 414 options. This controversial, voter-approved minimum wage increase (staged increase to $15/hour) has created division in our Flagstaff community.

For a discussion of the options on the table, take a look at the AZ Daily Sun’s write-up January 15, 2017: http://azdailysun.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/three-groups-battle-over-new-flagstaff-minimum-wage/article_1537f5db-2163-5b24-b78f-c0137cfc8d49.html

If you have any questions regarding how this law might affect your business and payroll requirements, please call my Flagstaff CPA office at 928-774-0440.

Quickbooks Workshop for Business Owners

Though your business is established, you’re probably still finding that managing your books is a mystery and a nuisance. You’d like to spend more time managing day-to-day operations, visioning your future and developing business relationships. Though a they can be a nuisance, well organized books are vital for the health of your business. It’s important to keep your business on track for taxes and payroll, as well as maintaining your client and vendor base, understanding where you’re spending your money, and which clients are really driving your sales.

As a local CPA who supports small business owners, I’ve designed three Quickbooks ™ classes to help take the mystery out of computerized bookkeeping. I want Quickbooks ™ to work for you. I’ll teach you how to be more efficient in your bookkeeping, and to discover new ways to utilize information you’ve already input.

Class schedule *:
Beginning Quickbooks ™ Thursday, November 10, 2016 3-5PM
Intermediate Quickbooks ™ Thursday, November 17, 2016 3-5PM
Advanced Quickbooks ™ Thursday, December 1, 2016 3-5PM

Register now at www.bit.ly/GailLowe. *Seating is limited.

All classes will be held in my office:
Gail D. Lowe CPA PC
1600 W. University Ave, Suite 206
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
Office: 928-774-0440

I want your business to be the healthiest it can be!