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Payment of Wages: Nebraska

Payment of Wages requirements for other states

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

Authors: Kathryn E. Jones and Meghan M. Blinn, Kutak Rock LLP


  • Nebraska law does not dictate to employers how they must pay employees. Payment by payroll debit card is permitted under certain conditions. See Wage Payment Methods.
  • In Nebraska, employees must be paid on regular paydays designated in advance. See Pay Frequency.
  • With employees' written consent, Nebraska employers may make deductions from employees' pay. See Permitted and Prohibited Wage Deductions.
  • An employer must provide a pay statement to each employee on payday either by mail, electronically or at the regular worksite during regular business hours. See Pay Statement Requirements.
  • Unclaimed wages are considered abandoned property after one year. Employers must file an annual report of unclaimed wages and provide notification to affected employees that wages will be reported to the state. Penalties are imposed for noncompliance. See Unclaimed Wages.