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Recruiting: Arizona

Recruiting requirements for other states

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

Authors: Paige A. Martin and Mary Grace McNear, Kutak Rock LLP


  • Arizona mirrors federal law in banning job advertisements and notices that discriminate against a protected class unless they relate to a bona fide occupational qualification. See Job Advertisements and Notices.
  • Employers must not discourage certain groups from applying for a particular position. See Qualified Individuals With Disabilities.
  • Arizona permits programs that reward employees for referring qualified recruits to their current employer. See Employee Referrals.
  • A private employer may adopt a veterans preference policy for decisions regarding hiring and promotion. See Veterans Preference.
  • Arizona regulates the hiring of minors for many jobs, especially occupations that might be deemed hazardous. See Underage Workers.
  • Localities including Phoenix, Tempe and Tucson have requirements pertaining to recruiting.See Local Requirements.