Arizona Sued Over Its Ban on Cities Mandating Paid Sick Leave

August 1, 2016 AT 11:14 AM

 A new state law governing paid employee sick leave has prompted a lawsuit by more than 30 state legislators and members of several city councils across Arizona.

 
Tempe, Tucson and several other municipalities were debating such ordinances when Gov. Doug Ducey warned in January that cities adopting employment ordinances would lose state shared revenue.
 
The lawsuit, filed last month, argues the law contradicts cities' rights to legislate protections for workers and families.
 
"Local jurisdiction over wages and benefits makes sense because economic conditions across communities vary," said Eva Putzova, a Flagstaff councilwoman and plaintiff in the lawsuit.
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