Wages owed to a deceased employee who has died without a will may be paid directly to the employee's surviving spouse or to the guardian of the employee's minor children, if there is no surviving spouse (AL Code Sec. 43-8-115). An employer that has made payment as directed under the law has no further liability for the wages that were due. There is additional information about dealing with the death of an employee.
Last reviewed on April 13, 2017.