Frequency & Manner of Payments
You must pay your employees at least twice per month on regularly scheduled paydays. You must pay your employees within 11 days after the end of the pay period.
You may pay your employees by cash, check, payroll card, or direct deposit.
Payment Upon Separation
If an employee leaves your company for any reason, you must pay them by the next regularly scheduled payday.
You may only make a deduction from an employee’s paycheck if:
- permitted by state or federal law, or
- the employee has given written consent for the following deductions:
- repayment of a loan or advance;
- repayment of a payroll overpayment;
- cost of merchandise purchased by the employee;
- insurance premiums;
- retirement or other investment plans; or
- for breakage or loss of merchandise, inventory shortage, or cash shortage if the employee was the only person responsible for the breakage, loss, or shortage.
Uniforms & Other Required Equipment or Tools
You can require an employee to purchase a required uniform.
Pre-Hire Medical, Physical, & Drug Tests
Oklahoma does not have any laws about whether you can require employees to pay for pre-hire medical, physical, or drug tests.
Notice of Wage Reduction
There are no laws dictating whether you have to notify an employee about the wage reduction.
On each payday, you must provide each employee with a list of deductions made.
You must keep the following records for at least five (5) years:
- a list of employees; and
- wages, hours, and other employment conditions and practices.
Oklahoma does not require you to post payroll-related notices.
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