Payment of Wages: Wyoming
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Vonde Smith, Law Offices of Vonde M. Smith, PC
- The term wages is specifically defined in the Wyoming wage payment law. See Definition of Wages.
- Wyoming employers may pay employees by check, draft, voucher or direct deposit. See Wage Payment Methods.
- Employees must be paid at least monthly, although employees in certain industries must be paid biweekly. Penalties are imposed for noncompliance. See Pay Frequency.
- Employers are permitted to make certain deductions from employees' wages, so long as certain prerequisites are met. Penalties are imposed for noncompliance. See Permitted and Prohibited Wage Deductions.
- With each payment of wages employers must provide employees with an accurate itemization of all deductions in the form of a detachable part of a check or a separate written statement. Penalties are imposed for noncompliance. See Pay Statement Requirements.
- All terminated employees, whether they quit or were fired, must be paid by the next regular payday or by the time specified in a collective bargaining agreement. Penalties are imposed for noncompliance. See Termination Pay.
- Wages are considered abandoned property if they are unclaimed by an employee for one year. Employers must file a report on unclaimed property annually and remit the wages to the state. See Unclaimed Wages.
- Employers must keep specific records relating to each employee for at least two years in or about the premises in which it has employees. See Recordkeeping Requirements.