New 50-State Chart on Definition of Wages Now Available

Author: XpertHR Editorial Team

XpertHR now includes a 50-State Chart on the Definition of Wages by State. This valuable resource provides the legal definitions of the term wages under each state's wage payment law, to help an employer properly pay all earnings due to employees.

Many of the definitions include whether earnings such as bonuses, commissions, accrued time or fringe benefits (e.g., vacation or sick time, severance pay, etc.) are part of wages, which in turn helps when determining what has to be included in final pay either by law, policy or agreement. This chart complements XpertHR's chart on Final Wage Payment Requirements by State and Municipality, which focuses on the timing of final pay and whether unused accrued time must be paid out when employment ends.

Be sure to visit our Coming Soon page to stay informed about more state-specific tools and other resources to come from XpertHR.