Thursday, May 31, 2007

How often do I have to pay my employees?

The Texas Payday Law ("Texas Payment of Wages Act") governs how and when employees of private employers get paid. Executives and professionals (like lawyers or doctors) must be paid at least once per month (i.e. monthly). All other employees must be paid at least twice per month. Each pay period should include about the same number of days. Therefore, most employers pay on a set schedule like biweekly, semimonthly or weekly.

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Anonymous said...

If the pay period is semi-monthly and you specify the 15th and the last day of the month as the pay dates, if these dates fall on the weekend, is it okay to pay on the following Monday?

mightymichele said...

I recently resigned from a position with a property management company in Austin that refused to pay employees more than once per month. Receiving only one paycheck per month made for a very difficult financial situation. I just interviewed with an Austin lawyer who also only pays her employees once per month. Apparently these employers do not understand the difficult situation they are putting their employees in. Are the employers benefiting from this in some way?