Indiana Paychecks laws & HR compliance analysis

Indiana Paychecks: What you need to know

All employers, except employers engaged in agriculture and horticulture, are covered by Indiana's wage payment laws (IN Code Sec. 22-2-5-3).
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Employers are required to pay wages at least semimonthly or biweekly, if requested, and no later than 10 business days (not including Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays) following the close of the pay period. More frequent payments are always allowed (IN Code Sec. 22-2-5-1).
Wages must be paid in cash, negotiable check, draft, or money order (IN Code Sec. 22-2-5-1). An employer may pay wages by direct deposit to a bank or other financial institution designated by the employee. The state labor department states that an employer may not pay wages less often than semimonthly or biweekly because an employee refuses to participate in the company’s direct deposit method of wage payments. If an employee refuses electronic transfer for payment of wages, the employer must utilize another method of wage payment, such as cash, check, draft, or money order.
The state labor department has also stated that it has no authority to take action if an employee is terminated because he or she refused to participate in an electronic transfer program. Employers should note, however, that it is possible that the exception to employment at will based on public policy would provide employees with a recourse in the event of such a termination.
Deductions are permitted if in writing, signed by the employee, revocable at any time by the employee by written notice to the employer, and agreed to in writing by the employer. Deductions may be made if required by law or court order or made under voluntary, revocable assignment for insurance; charity; ...

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