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Missouri Wage Payment Timing Requirements

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Employers in Missouri must comply with these state rules regarding the timing and frequency of wage payments.

The following rules apply to Missouri employers:

  • Corporations and railroads must pay wages at least semimonthly, with a 16-day holdover permitted.
  • Executive, administrative, professional, sales employees and others compensated on commission basis must be paid at least monthly.
  • Employees of mines, stone and granite quarries must be paid at least every 15 days, with a five-day holdover for coal mines.
  • Manufacturers must pay employees at least every 15 days, with a 5-day holdover permitted.

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