Is It Different For Exempt Or Non-Exempt Workers?

The law provides that employers who fall under the requirement to make wage payments semimonthly may make payment at a later date to employees who are absent on the regular semimonthly pay date. Employers not engaged in operations described in response to question #2 are not required to make regular wage payments to employees. Agricultural operations are specifically exempt. Also, employers who fall under the requirement to make wage payments semimonthly are required to pay employees who are suspended as a result of a labor dispute, or when an employee is temporarily laid off, on the next regular payday.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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