Alabama Paychecks: What you need to know

Public service transportation corporations that employ 50 or more people must pay their employees at least twice a month (AL Code Sec. 37-8-270). Payment must include all amounts due for labor or services performed until 15 days before the payday. All other Alabama employers are free to devise a pay schedule without restriction.
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A public service employer that fails to pay wages due on demand may be charged with a misdemeanor and fined up to $250 for each offense (AL Code Sec. 37-8-270).
Wages remaining unclaimed by an employee for more than 1 year are presumed to be abandoned property. Employers in possession of abandoned property are required to file a report with the treasurer of revenue by November 1 of each year (AL Code Sec. 35-12-72).
The commissioner of the Department of Labor will investigate and attempt to equitably resolve controversies concerning wage claims and alleged wage claims (AL Code Sec. 25-3-4).

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