Minnesota Paychecks laws & compensation compliance analysis

Minnesota Paychecks: What you need to know

Employers generally must pay wages due to employees at least once every 31 days on a regular payday designated in advance (MN Stat. Sec. 181.101) with the following exceptions:
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• Public service corporations must pay their employees at least semimonthly (MN Stat. Sec. 181.08).
• Employees working on roads and sewers or similar jobs that require them to change their place of residence must be paid at least every 15 days (MN Stat. Sec. 181.10).
• Volunteer firefighters, first responders, or volunteer ambulance drivers or attendants must be paid at least once every 31 days, unless the employer and the employee mutually agree upon payment at longer intervals (MN Stat. Sec. 181.101).
• Migrant workers must be paid at least once every 2 weeks (MN Stat. Sec. 181.87).
Wages must be paid by cash or check (MN Stat. Sec. 177.23, Sec. 181.02). Direct deposit of an employee's wages directly into a bank or other financial institution is permitted unless an employee objects in writing.
Payroll card accounts. Employers may also pay employee wages through means of electronic transfer to a payroll card account. The employee's voluntary, written consent for payment by this method is required and such consent can not be made a condition of hire or continued employment. In order to use this option, employers must provide a written disclosure of all wage payment options available to employees, the terms and conditions of the card account, and a list of fees that may be deducted from the account. The employee must be allowed to withdraw an amount up to the total of the employee's entire net pay in a free transaction, available on or after the employee's regular payday (MN Stat. Sec. 177.23).
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