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Interviewing and Selecting Job Candidates: Arizona

Interviewing and Selecting Job Candidates requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Paige A. Martin and Daniel Press, Kutak Rock LLP


  • Arizona employers with 15 or more employees who worked 20 or more weeks in the last year must comply with the state's employment discrimination law. See Arizona Civil Rights Act.
  • Phoenix and Tucson both go beyond Arizona and federal law in protecting job applicants and employees. See Local Discrimination Laws.
  • Arizona employers must not keep a National Guard member from seeking employment in their trade, occupation or profession. See Military Service.
  • The prohibition against disability discrimination includes preemployment medical inquiries. See Medical Examinations and Inquiries.
  • Arizona regulates the hiring or appointment of relatives by public employers. See Nepotism.
  • Arizona goes beyond federal law in mandating what an employer must do to confirm an employee's immigration status at hiring. See Immigration Status - E-Verify.
  • While state law permits negligent hiring claims, it also places restrictions on them unless the employer was grossly negligent. See Negligent Hiring.
  • Localities including Phoenix, Tempe and Tucson have requirements pertaining to interviewing and selecting job candidates.See Local Requirements.