Meals and Breaks for Private Sector Employees

The federal government’s Labor Department not only provides information about the federal laws, they also give information about states’ laws on meals and breaks:

The U.S. Labor Department shows which states’ laws require breaks for private sector employees (called “minimum paid rest periods”) in this table (as of January 1, 2013).

The U.S. Labor Department also shows which states’ laws require a minimum length for private sector employees’ meals in this table (as of January 1, 2013).

More state labor law information is available from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wages and Hour Division links.


Labor Statistics Arizona

The Arizona Office of Employment and Population Statistics provides monthly employment reports, employment forecasts, and industry projections for the State of Arizona. Their website is a great resource for population information, wage information by occupation and/or county, and “Green” jobs and industries.

Rules for Arizona School Bus Drivers

The rules and requirements for school bus drivers in Arizona are covered under Arizona law ARS § 28-3228. These rules were created in consultation with School Bus Drivers’ Advisory Council formed by ARS § 28-3053.

The Minimum Standards for school bus drivers as recorded on the Student Transportation Information website:

Wage Garnishment

Wage Garnishment
A.R.S. 12-1598 et.seq

How much can they garnish?
A.R.S. 33-1131

Writ of Garnishment
AZ Judicial Branch – Self Service Center

University of Arizona – Garnishment Guide