Frequency of Payments
You must pay your employees at least semimonthly. You must pay your employees within 16 days of the end of the pay period.
Manner of Payments
You may pay your employees by cash or check. There is no law dictating whether you can pay your employees via direct deposit.
Payment Upon Separation
If you discharge an employee for any reason, you must pay them on the day of the discharge.
Missouri does not have any laws about what can and cannot be deducted from an employee’s paycheck.
Uniforms & Other Required Equipment or Tools
Missouri 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
Missouri does not have any laws about whether you can require employees to pay for pre-hire exams.
Notice of Wage Reduction
If you plan on reducing an employee’s wages, you must give them at least 30-days’ notice, either in writing or by posting a notice in a conspicuous location.
You must give each employee a statement showing the total amount of deductions at least once per month.
For each employee, you must keep the following records for at least three (3) years:
- name, address, and occupation;
- rate of pay;
- amount paid each pay period;
- hours worked each day and each workweek; and
- any goods or services provided by the employer in place of wages.
Missouri does not require you to post payroll-related notices.