New Tennessee law allows employers to pay employees once a month

May 16, 2017 0 COMMENTS

by David L. Johnson

On May 11, Governor Bill Haslam signed a new law that gives private employers in Tennessee more flexibility in paying wages and other compensation. The law took effect immediately.

The new law specifies that private employers must pay wages and other compensation only once per month. Companies that issue paychecks once per month must pay all wages earned and unpaid as of the end of the month no later than the fifth day of the next month. In other words, employers can issue employees a paycheck on the fifth day of each month that reflects wages for the entire previous month.

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Changes to West Virginia wage payment act go into effect today

July 12, 2013 0 COMMENTS

by Susan Llewellyn Deniker

Amendments to the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act (WPCA) go into effect today, changing the rules on when discharged employees must be given their final paycheck.

Under the old law, discharged employees had to be paid all wages owed within 72 hours of termination. This year, the legislature amended the WPCA to allow discharged employees to be paid no later than the next payday or within four business days, whichever comes first. Business days are defined as any day other than Saturdays, Sundays, or legal holidays.

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