1.Minimum frequency and full payment.
At regular intervals not to exceed 16 days, every employer must pay in full all
wages earned by each employee. Each payment must include all wages earned to within
8 days of the payment date. An employee who is absent from work at a time fixed for
payment must be paid on demand after that time.
2005, c. 103, §1 (AMD)
2.Regular payment required.
Wages must be paid on an established day or date at regular intervals made known
to the employee. When the interval is less than the maximum allowed by subsection
1, the interval may not be increased without written notice to the employee at least
30 days in advance of the increase.
1999, c. 465, §2 (NEW)
3.Compensatory time agreements.
Notwithstanding subsections 1 and 2, public agency employers and employees may enter
into compensatory time overtime agreements in accordance with the federal Fair Labor
Standards Act, 29 United States Code, Section 207(o). These agreements are governed
solely by federal law. For purposes of this subsection, "public agency" has the same
meaning as in 29 United States Code, Section 203(x).
1999, c. 790, Pt. P, §1 (NEW);
1999, c. 790, Pt. P, §3 (AFF)
Employees of a school administrative unit who work the school year schedule may,
upon written agreement between the employees and the school administrative unit, be
paid for their work during the school year over 12 months or a shorter period, as
provided in the written agreement. For purposes of this subsection, "written agreement"
includes but is not limited to a collective bargaining agreement.
2001, c. 156, §1 (AMD)
5.Change in rate of pay.
Notwithstanding the provision of section 623 exempting salaried employees as defined
in section 663, subsection 3, paragraph K, payment of wages or salary must be made
at the rate previously established by the employer, except that the employer may decrease
the rate of pay, effective the next working day, if the employer gives notice to all
affected employees prior to the change. When an employer has temporarily increased
an employee's wage rate to comply with the prevailing wage requirements of chapter
15; the federal Davis-Bacon Act, 40 United States Code, Section 276a et seq.; or other
applicable federal or state law, an employer need not provide advance notice prior
to returning the employee to the employee's regular wage rate, as long as the employer
is in compliance with all posting and notice provisions of the applicable law. Changes
of rates of pay made under a collective bargaining agreement are exempt from this
2005, c. 103, §1 (AMD)
Notwithstanding subsection 1, a municipal fire department may make payments owed
to a volunteer firefighter at regular intervals not to exceed 6 months. For purposes
of this subsection, "municipal fire department" has the same meaning as in Title 30-A,
section 3151, subsection 1 and "volunteer firefighter" has the same meaning as in
Title 30-A, section 3151, subsection 4.
2005, c. 126, §1 (NEW)
1999, c. 465, §2 (NEW).
1999, c. 790, §P1 (AMD).
1999, c. 790, §P3 (AFF).
2001, c. 156, §1 (AMD).
2005, c. 18, §1 (AMD).
2005, c. 103, §1 (AMD).
2005, c. 126, §1 (AMD).
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