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State Direct Deposit and Wage Payment Laws

Currently, seventeen states have laws that give employers the ability to mandate direct deposit for payment of wages to employees.   Some states have no direct deposit laws on the books.  Be sure you are in compliance!  

Download our Fact Sheet, "State Direct Deposit Laws" which recaps the status of each state's mandatory direct deposit laws.  

State Direct Deposit Laws by State

Direct Deposit Laws by State Fact Sheet

 

 

State Direct Deposit and Wage Payment Laws

Currently, seventeen states have laws that give employers the ability to mandate direct deposit for payment of wages to employees.   Some states have no direct deposit laws on the books.  Be sure you are in compliance!  

Download our Fact Sheet, "State Direct Deposit Laws" which recaps the status of each state's mandatory direct deposit laws.  

State Direct Deposit Laws by State

Direct Deposit Laws by State Fact Sheet

 

 

 

Alabama:  No law regarding direct deposit.  It is uncertain whether an employer can lawfully require direct deposit.  Alaska:  - Cannot mandate direct deposit.  Arizona:  Effective July 20, 2011 an employer may give its employees a choice:  either give written consent to direct deposit and designate a financial institution, or be paid by paycard.  Arkansas:  An employee may opt out of direct deposit by providing a written statement requesting payment by check.  California:  Cannot mandate direct deposit.  Connecticut:  Cannot mandate direct deposit.  Colorado:  Cannot mandate direct deposit.  Delaware:  Cannot mandate direct deposit.  Florida:    Cannot mandate direct deposit.:    No law regarding direct deposit.  It is uncertain whether an employer can lawfully require direct deposit.  Hawaii:  No law regarding direct deposit.  It is uncertain whether an employer can lawfully require direct deposit.  Idaho:  Cannot mandate direct deposit.  llinois:  Cannot mandate direct deposit.  Indiana:  Employer can mandate direct deposit.  Iowa:  Cannot mandate direct deposit.  Kansas:  Employer can mandate direct deposit.  Kentucky:  Employers may pay via direct deposit but it is unclear if direct deposit can be mandated.  Louisiana:  No law regarding direct deposit.  It is uncertain whether an employer can lawfully require direct deposit.  Maine:  An employer MAY have the ability to mandate direct deposit.  Maryland:   Cannot mandate direct deposit.  Massachusetts:  No law regarding direct deposit.  It is uncertain whether an employer can lawfully require direct deposit.  Michigan:  Employer can mandate direct deposit.  Minnesota:  Employer can pay via direct deposit as long as an employee has not objected in writing.  Mississippi:  No law regarding direct deposit.  It is uncertain whether an employer can lawfully require direct deposit.  Missouri:  Employer can mandate direct deposit.  Montana:  Cannot mandate direct deposit.  Nebraska:  No law regarding direct deposit.  It is uncertain whether an employer can lawfully require direct deposit.  Nevada:  Employer can mandate direct deposit.  New Hampshire:  Cannot mandate direct deposit.  New Jersey:  Cannot mandate direct deposit.  New Mexico:  Cannot mandate direct deposit.  New York:  Cannot mandate direct deposit.  North Carolina:  Cannot mandate direct deposit.  NOrth Dakota:  Cannot mandate direct deposit.  Ohio:  No law prohibiting direct deposit.  It is uncertain whether an employer can lawfully require direct deposit.  Oklahoma:  Cannot mandate direct deposit.  Oregon:  Employee must give employer written notice to revoke direct deposit.  Pennsylvania:  Cannot mandate direct deposit.  Rhode Island:  Cannot mandate direct deposit.  South Carolnia:  Employer can mandate direct deposit.  South Dakota:  an employer MAY have the ability to mandate direct deposit.  Tennessee:  An employer MAY have the ability to mandate direct deposit.  Texas:  Employer can mandate direct deposit. Utah:  Employer can mandate direct deposit if 941 tax liability exceeds $250,000 in the preceding calendar year, OR at least two-thirds of employees are paid by direct deposit. Vermont:  Cannot mandate direct deposit. Virginia:  Employer can mandate direct deposit. Washington:  Employer can mandate direct deposit. West Virgnia:  Employer can mandate direct deposit. Wisconsin:  Employer can mandate direct deposit.g:  Cannot mandate direct deposit.

 

Alabama:  No law regarding direct deposit.  It is uncertain whether an employer can lawfully require direct deposit.  Alaska:  - Cannot mandate direct deposit.  Arizona:  Effective July 20, 2011 an employer may give its employees a choice:  either give written consent to direct deposit and designate a financial institution, or be paid by paycard.  Arkansas:  An employee may opt out of direct deposit by providing a written statement requesting payment by check.  California:  Cannot mandate direct deposit.  Connecticut:  Cannot mandate direct deposit.  Colorado:  Cannot mandate direct deposit.  Delaware:  Cannot mandate direct deposit.  Florida:    Cannot mandate direct deposit.:    No law regarding direct deposit.  It is uncertain whether an employer can lawfully require direct deposit.  Hawaii:  No law regarding direct deposit.  It is uncertain whether an employer can lawfully require direct deposit.  Idaho:  Cannot mandate direct deposit.  llinois:  Cannot mandate direct deposit.  Indiana:  Employer can mandate direct deposit.  Iowa:  Cannot mandate direct deposit.  Kansas:  Employer can mandate direct deposit.  Kentucky:  Employers may pay via direct deposit but it is unclear if direct deposit can be mandated.  Louisiana:  No law regarding direct deposit.  It is uncertain whether an employer can lawfully require direct deposit.  Maine:  An employer MAY have the ability to mandate direct deposit.  Maryland:   Cannot mandate direct deposit.  Massachusetts:  No law regarding direct deposit.  It is uncertain whether an employer can lawfully require direct deposit.  Michigan:  Employer can mandate direct deposit.  Minnesota:  Employer can pay via direct deposit as long as an employee has not objected in writing.  Mississippi:  No law regarding direct deposit.  It is uncertain whether an employer can lawfully require direct deposit.  Missouri:  Employer can mandate direct deposit.  Montana:  Cannot mandate direct deposit.  Nebraska:  No law regarding direct deposit.  It is uncertain whether an employer can lawfully require direct deposit.  Nevada:  Employer can mandate direct deposit.  New Hampshire:  Cannot mandate direct deposit.  New Jersey:  Cannot mandate direct deposit.  New Mexico:  Cannot mandate direct deposit.  New York:  Cannot mandate direct deposit.  North Carolina:  Cannot mandate direct deposit.  NOrth Dakota:  Cannot mandate direct deposit.  Ohio:  No law prohibiting direct deposit.  It is uncertain whether an employer can lawfully require direct deposit.  Oklahoma:  Cannot mandate direct deposit.  Oregon:  Employee must give employer written notice to revoke direct deposit.  Pennsylvania:  Cannot mandate direct deposit.  Rhode Island:  Cannot mandate direct deposit.  South Carolnia:  Employer can mandate direct deposit.  South Dakota:  an employer MAY have the ability to mandate direct deposit.  Tennessee:  An employer MAY have the ability to mandate direct deposit.  Texas:  Employer can mandate direct deposit. Utah:  Employer can mandate direct deposit if 941 tax liability exceeds $250,000 in the preceding calendar year, OR at least two-thirds of employees are paid by direct deposit. Vermont:  Cannot mandate direct deposit. Virginia:  Employer can mandate direct deposit. Washington:  Employer can mandate direct deposit. West Virgnia:  Employer can mandate direct deposit. Wisconsin:  Employer can mandate direct deposit.g:  Cannot mandate direct deposit.

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