In addition to paying the correct amount of compensation to employees, you are expected to pay it on time and in the manner required by law. Different rules apply to the routine payment of wages on regular paydays and the payment of wages when an employee resigns or is laid off or terminated. Adhere to these rules to avoid stiff penalties.

For payday requirements in specific industries, see Wage and Hour Requirements for Specific Industries.

Read about a 2020 court case.

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