Frequency & Manner of Payments
You must establish regular paydays, and you must give your employees 30 days’ notice of any change to the payday.
Nebraska does not have any laws dictating how often to pay your employees, or in what manner to pay them.
Payment Upon Separation
If an employee leaves your company for any reason, you must pay them all wages due (except commission) on the next regularly scheduled payday or within two (2) weeks, whichever is sooner.
If an employee leaves your company for any reason, you must pay them any commission due by the next regularly scheduled payday after receiving payment for the goods or services from which the commission was earned.
You can only make a deduction from an employee’s paycheck if
- permitted to do so by state or federal law,
- required to do so, or
- the employee has given written consent.
You can only make the following deductions with written consent from the employee:
- cash shortages;
- breakage, damage, or loss of the employer’s property;
- required uniforms;
- required tools; or
- any other necessary items.
Uniforms & Other Required Equipment or Tools
Nebraska 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
You cannot require an employee or applicant to pay for the cost of any pre-hire exams.
Notice of Wage Reduction
There are no laws dictating whether you have to notify an employee about the wage reduction.
Nebraska does not have any laws about whether you have to give each employee a paystub on payday.
For each employee, you must keep the following records for at least four (4) years:
- social security number;
- nature of work and place(s) in which work is performed;
- date on which the worker was hired, rehired, or returned to work after a temporary layoff;
- date the employee left your company and the reasons for leaving; and
- the total amount paid, including (listed separately):
- total cash paid,
- reasonable cash value of any payments made in anything other than cash, and
- amounts paid as an allowance or reimbursement for traveling or other business expenses.
You also must keep the following records for at least four (4) years:
- the beginning and end dates of each pay period;
- total amount paid in each calendar year; and
- date in each calendar week which had the largest number of workers employed and the number of workers.
You must give your employees 30 days’ notice of any change in payday.