The law provides that employers who fall under the requirement to make wage payments semimonthly may make payment at a later date to employees who are absent on the regular semimonthly pay date. Employers not engaged in operations described in response to question #2 are not required to make regular wage payments to employees. Agricultural operations are specifically exempt. Also, employers who fall under the requirement to make wage payments semimonthly are required to pay employees who are suspended as a result of a labor dispute, or when an employee is temporarily laid off, on the next regular payday.
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