LIENS, MORTGAGES AND PLEDGES
CLAIMS FOR WAGES
45-606. Payment of wages upon separation from employment. (1) Upon layoff, or upon termination of employment by either the employer or employee, the employer shall pay or make available at the usual place of payment all wages then due the employee by the earlier of the next regularly scheduled payday or within ten (10) days of such layoff or termination, weekends and holidays excluded. However, if the employee makes written request upon the employer for earlier payment of wages, all wages then due the employee shall be paid within forty-eight (48) hours of the receipt of such request, weekends and holidays excluded.
(2) Unless exempt from the minimum wage requirements of chapter 15, title 44, Idaho Code, employees who are not being paid on an hourly or salary basis must be paid at least the applicable minimum wage for all hours worked in the pay period immediately preceding layoff or termination from employment. The minimum wage payment shall be made within the same time limitations provided for in subsection (1) of this section. Any additional wages owed to employees shall be paid by the next regularly schedule payday.
(3) The director may, upon application showing good and sufficient reasons, grant an employer a temporary extension to any time limitation provided in this section.
[45-606, added 1989, ch. 280, sec. 7, p. 679; am. 1996, ch. 421, sec. 35, p. 1429; am. 1999, ch. 51, sec. 7, p. 118.]
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