Vermont Paychecks laws & HR compliance analysis

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.
Payroll card. With the written authorization of an employee, an employer may pay wages due an employee via a credit to a payroll card account. The employer must provide the employee with written disclosure of the employee’s wage payment options and the terms and conditions of the payroll card account option. Payment via the payroll card cannot be a condition for hire or continued employment. There are also additional requirements regarding costs/charges associated with the ...

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