Pay Statements: 50 State Laws

August 11, 2011

Most states have laws that require employers to provide workers with regular statements about their compensation. Those wage payment laws often detail the information that must be included in those statements (employee name, SSN, pay rate, pay period, deductions, etc.).

To help you prevent pay-stub violations, the chart provided in the link below cites the pay-statement laws for all states that have such laws. Plus, the chart explains whether pay stubs can be provided to employees electronically.

Note: “Not specified” on the chart means that no state law or regulation exists that specifically prohibits electronic pay stubs. States without laws have been omitted.

To get more on your state wage payment laws, contact your state labor department.

Download the State-by-State Pay Statement Requirements chart

Source: Payroll Legal Alert, September 2011 issue