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Vermont Paychecks: What you need to know

Wages must be paid weekly no later than 6 days following the last day worked in the pay period unless otherwise provided for in a collective bargaining agreement. After written notice is provided to employees, wages may be paid biweekly or semimonthly no later than 6 days following the last day worked in the pay period. A collective bargaining agreement may provide that wage payment may be made up to 13 days after the end of the pay period (VT Stat. Tit. 21 Sec. 342).
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If an employee is absent from work on a regularly scheduled payday, he or she must be paid on demand.
Wages may be paid in cash, or by check redeemable without charge, at a bank or elsewhere (VT Stat. Tit. 21 Sec. 343).
Direct deposit. Wages may be paid by electronic funds transfer or other direct deposit system into an employee's bank or other financial institution, provided the employee has given prior written authorization (VT Stat. Tit. 21 Sec. 342).
An electronic wage statement may be issued in lieu of paper if the statement is available at the time wages are paid; the employee has electronic access to the statement, such as at a computer terminal, at no cost to the employee; and each individual employee’s privacy is protected and kept confidential.
No deductions from wages may be made except those that are required by law or authorized in writing by the employee for the benefit of the employee.
Employees who leave voluntarily must be paid on the last regular payday, or if there is no regular payday, on the following Friday. Discharged employees must be paid in full within 72 hours of termination.
Employers that fail to pay wages in accordance with Vermont law may be fined up to ...

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