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Employee Handbooks - Work Rules - Employee Conduct: Wyoming

Employee Handbooks - Work Rules - Employee Conduct requirements for other states

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

Author: Vonde Smith, Law Offices of Vonde M. Smith, PC

Summary

  • Wyoming is an at-will employment state. See At-Will Nature of Employment.
  • Under Wyoming law, provisions of an employee handbook or other employer policy statement may constitute an implied employment contract. The inclusion of a disclaimer is not sufficient to escape a finding by a court that an employment contract was formed. See Implied Contracts and Disclaimers.
  • Wyoming has specific requirements for a disclaimer to be effective. See Implied Contracts and Disclaimers.
  • Workplace rules must comply with the Wyoming Fair Employment Practices Act, which is the state-law equivalent to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. See Wyoming Fair Employment Practices Act.
  • In Wyoming, it is generally a criminal offense to eavesdrop on the conversations or electronic communications of others without their consent or judicial authorization. See Work Rules on Privacy Rights of Employees.
  • Employers in Wyoming must provide employees with notice of the employee's pay rate and deductions. Wyoming also has passed laws that protect employees who have to miss work for certain designated reasons like, for example, jury duty or for voting. See Compensation.
  • Wyoming law regulates the frequency in which employees must be paid. See Compensation.