Frequency of Payments
You must pay your employees weekly. If you have given your employees written notice, you can pay them biweekly or semimonthly.
You must pay wages within six (6) days after the end of the pay period.
Manner of Payments
You may pay your employees by cash or check. If you have written consent, you may pay your employees via direct deposit.
Payment Upon Separation
If you discharge an employee for any reason, you must pay them within 72 hours of the discharge.
If an employee quits or resigns voluntarily, you must pay them by the next regularly scheduled payday. If there is no regularly scheduled payday, then you must pay them by the following Friday.
You cannot make the following deductions from an employee’s paycheck:
- cash shortages; or
- breakage, damage, or loss of the employer’s property.
Uniforms & Other Required Equipment or Tools
You cannot require an employee to purchase a uniform or deduct the cost of the uniform from the employee’s paycheck without the employee’s voluntary consent.
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 a wage reduction.
Vermont 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:
- an accurate record of hours worked, and
- wages paid.
Vermont does not require you to post payroll-related notices.