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Wage Payment Timing Laws by State

Filed under Managing the Workplace. Fact checked on May 25, 2012.

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Most states have laws that require you to pay wages to your employees at regular intervals and that also regulate holding over employees' pay.

While federal law does not specifically address the timing of wage payments, most state laws mandate that employers must pay the wages due to employees on regular paydays designated in advance by the employer.

Click on your state on the map to find out your state's rules, if any, about how often you must pay employees, and how much of a holdback you can take.

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  1. Alabama - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  2. Alaska - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  3. Arizona - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  4. Arkansas: Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  5. California - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  6. Colorado - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  7. Connecticut - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  8. Delaware - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  9. DC Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  10. Florida - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  11. Georgia - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  12. Hawaii - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  13. Idaho - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  14. Illinois - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  15. Indiana - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  16. Iowa - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  17. Kansas - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  18. Kentucky - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  19. Louisiana - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  20. Maine - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  21. Maryland - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  22. Massachusetts - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  23. Michigan - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  24. Minnesota - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  25. Mississippi - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  1. Missouri - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  2. Montana - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  3. Nebraska - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  4. Nevada - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  5. New Hampshire - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  6. New Jersey - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  7. New Mexico - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  8. New York - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  9. North Carolina - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  10. North Dakota - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  11. Ohio - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  12. Oklahoma - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  13. Oregon - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  14. Pennsylvania - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  15. Rhode Island - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  16. Puerto Rico - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  17. South Carolina - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  18. South Dakota - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  19. Tennessee - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  20. Texas - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  21. Utah - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  22. Vermont - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  23. Virginia - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  24. Washington - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  25. West Virginia - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  26. Wisconsin - Wage Payment Timing Requirements
  27. Wyoming - Wage Payment Timing Requirements

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