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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

State Payday Requirements
January 1, 2005

State

Weekly

Bi-Weekly

Semi-monthly

Monthly

Alaska

 

 

X

X

Arizona

 

 

X3

 

Arkansas

 

 

X

 

California

 

 

X

 

Colorado

 

 

 

X

Connecticut

X4

 

 

 

Delaware

 

 

 

X

District of Columbia

 

 

X

 

Florida

 

 

 

X

Georgia

 

 

X

 

Hawaii

 

 

X

X5

Idaho

 

 

 

X

Illinois

 

 

X

X2

Indiana

 

X

 

 

Iowa

 

X6

 

 

Kansas

 

 

 

X

Kentucky

 

 

X

 

Louisiana

 

X

X7

 

Maine

 

 

X8

 

Maryland

 

X

 

 

Massachusetts

X

X

 

 

Michigan9

X

X

 

X

Minnesota

 

 

 

X

Mississippi

 

X10

X10

 

Missouri

 

 

X

 

Montana

 

X11

 

 

Nebraska12

 

 

 

 

Nevada

 

 

X

X2

New Hampshire

X

 

 

 

New Jersey

 

 

X

 

New Mexico

 

 

X

X2

New York

X13

 

X13

 

North Carolina14

 

 

 

 

North Dakota

 

 

 

X

Ohio

 

 

X

 

Oklahoma

 

 

X

 

Oregon

 

 

 

X

Pennsylvania12

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island

X

 

 

 

South Dakota

 

 

 

X

Tennessee

 

 

X

 

Texas

 

 

X

X15

Utah

 

 

X16

 

Vermont

X

X17

X17

 

Virginia

 

X18

X18

X2

Washington

 

 

 

X

West Virginia

 

X

 

 

Wisconsin

 

 

 

X

Wyoming

 

 

X

 

1 Alabama and South Carolina.  No regulations or not specified.

2 Illinois, Nevada, New Mexico and Virginia. Monthly payday requirements for Executive, Administrative, and Professional personnel.

3 Arizona.  Payday two or more days in a month, not more than 16 days apart.

4 Connecticut.  Longer interval (up to monthly) permitted if approved by labor commissioner.

5 Hawaii.  Employees may choose to be paid on a monthly basis under special election procedure.  Director of labor and industrial relations also may grant exceptions to the general semi-monthly payday requirement.  Payday requirement applies only to private sector employment.

6 Iowa.  Regular payday no more than 12 days excluding Sundays and holidays after the end of the period in which the wages were earned.  Farm labor contractor at least monthly, semi-monthly, or bi-weekly.

7 Louisiana.  Applicable to entities engaged in manufacturing, mining, or boring for oil, employing 10 or more employees, and to every public service corporation.  Payment is required once every two weeks or twice during each calendar month.

8 Maine.  Payment due at regular intervals not to exceed 16 days.

9 Michigan.  Frequency of payday depends on the occupation.

10 Mississippi.  Applicable to every entity engaged in manufacturing of, any kind in the State employing 50 or more employees and employing public labor, and to every public service corporation doing business in the State.  Payment is required once every two weeks or twice during each calendar month.

11 Montana.  Wages must be paid within 10 days after the wages are due and payable.

12 Nebraska and Pennsylvania.  Payday designated by employer.

13 New York.  Weekly payday for manual workers. Semi-monthly payday upon approval for manual workers and for clerical land other workers.

14 North Carolina.  None specified, pay periods may be daily, weekly, bi-weekly, semi-monthly or monthly.

15 Texas.  Monthly payday for employees exempt from overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

16 Utah.  Payments are to be paid at regular intervals, but in periods no longer than semi-monthly.

17 Vermont.  Employers may implement bi-weekly and semi-monthly payday with written notice.

18 Virginia.  Employees whose weekly wages total more than 150 percent of the average weekly wage of the Commonwealth may be paid monthly, upon agreement of each affected employee.

Prepared By:

Division of External Affairs
Wage and Hour Division
Employment Standards Administration
U.S. Department of Labor  

This document was last revised in December 2004; unless otherwise stated, the information reflects requirements that were in effect, or would take effect, as of January 1, 2005.