Frequency of Payments
You must pay your employees at least once per month, and payday cannot be more than 15 days after the end of the pay period.
If your regular payday lands on a nonwork day and the next workday is more than 15 days after the end of the pay period, you must pay your employees on the workday preceding the normal payday.
Manner of Payments
You may pay your employees by cash or check. You may pay them via direct deposit, with consent.
Payment Upon Separation
If an employee leaves your company for any reason, you must pay them on the earlier of
- the next regularly scheduled payday, or
- within 10 days of separation, not including weekends or holidays.
If the employee submits a written request for payment, then you must pay them within 48 hours of receiving the request.
You may only withhold or deduct an amount from an employee’s paycheck if required by law or with the employee’s written consent.
With written consent, you may deduct the following:
- cash shortages,
- damage or lost property,
- the cost of uniforms or necessary equipment,
- dishonored or bad checks, or
- similar deductions.
Uniforms & Other Required Equipment or Tools
Idaho does not have any laws about whether you can require an employee to purchase a uniform or equipment necessary for them to do their job.
Pre-Hire Medical, Physical, & Drug Tests
Idaho does not have any laws about whether you can require employees to pay for pre-hire exams.
Notice of Wage Reduction
If you’re reducing an employee’s wage rate, you must give them notice before they perform any worked at the reduced rate. The employee may request the notice to be in writing.
For each pay period, you must provide each employee with a statement of their deductions.
You must keep payroll-related records for at least three (3) years.
When you hire a new employee, you must inform them of their rate of pay and when each payday is. Your new employees may request this notice to be in writing.