Frequency of Payments
You must pay your employees at least semimonthly.
If you pay your employees twice a month, you must pay them any wages earned during the first half of the preceding month by the first day of the month. You must pay all wages earned during the second half of the preceding month by the 15th of the month.
Manner of Payments
You may pay your employees by cash or check. Ohio does not have any laws forbidding you from paying your employees via direct deposit.
Payment Upon Separation
Ohio does not have any laws about when you have to pay an employee after they have left your company.
You may deduct the following from any employee’s paycheck:
- S. savings bonds,
- corporate stocks or bonds,
- charitable contributions,
- credit union savings or other savings programs, or
- repayment of a loan or other obligation.
You can only deduct the cost of damage or loss of products, tools, or machinery destroyed or damaged by the employee with the employee’s written consent.
Uniforms & Other Required Equipment or Tools
Ohio 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 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.
Ohio 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 three (3) years:
- name, address, and occupation;
- rate of pay and amount paid each pay period, and
- hours worked each day and each workweek.
Ohio does not require you to post payroll-related notices.