Wyoming Deductions from Pay laws & HR compliance analysis

Wyoming Deductions from Pay: What you need to know

All employers are required to make payroll deductions for federal, state, and local income taxes. In addition to deductions required by federal, state, and local income taxes, employers in Wyoming may make deductions from employees’ wages in accordance with the state’s wage offset rules.
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Employee negligence or criminal conduct. Employers may not deduct from wages because of employee negligence or criminal conduct without first obtaining a court judgment that identifies the dollar amount of damages suffered by the employer.
Bad checks. Employers may not make deductions from an employee's paycheck because the employee accepted a bad check for the employer, unless the employee failed to follow the employer's procedures for accepting checks or the employer reasonably believes that the employee was involved in fraudulent activity when accepting the check (WY Stat. Sec. 27-4-116).
Employers may make deductions as dues, contributions, or other fees to any labor organization or association provided the employee has given written authorization for the deduction, and the deduction will terminate if the employee revokes the authorization in writing.
Employers may make deductions for contributions toward health, welfare, insurance, retirement, or other benefit plan or program provided the employee has given written authorization for the deduction, and the deduction will terminate if the employee revokes the authorization in writing.
Employers may make deductions for payments, repayment, ...

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