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Wyoming - Wage and Hour Laws - Employment Law Handbook

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Minimum Wage

Wyoming's current minimum wage is $5.15.
For more information on Wyoming's minimum wage laws, visit our Wyoming Minimum Wage Laws page, which includes topics such as minimum wage, tip minimum wage, tip sharing and pooling, and subminimum wages.
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Overtime

Wyoming does not have laws governing the payment of overtime. WY Dept. of Workforce Services FAQ. Federal overtime laws apply. See FLSA: Overtime for more information regarding overtime requirements.

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Meals and Breaks

Wyoming does not have any laws requiring an employer to provide a meal period or breaks to employees, thus the federal rule applies. The federal rule does not require an employer to provide either a meal (lunch) period or breaks. However, if an employer chooses to do so, breaks, usually of the type lasting less than twenty (20) minutes, must be paid. Meal or lunch periods (usually thirty (30) minutes or more) do not need to be paid, so long as the employee is free to do as they wish during the meal or lunch period. WY Dept. of Employment FAQs.
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Vacation Leave

Information about Wyoming vacation leave laws may now be found on our Wyoming Leave Laws page.
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Sick Leave

Information about Wyoming sick leave laws may now be found on our Wyoming Leave Laws page.
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Holiday Leave

Information about Wyoming holiday leave laws may now be found on our Wyoming Leave Laws page.
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Jury Duty Leave

Information about Wyoming jury duty leave laws may now be found on our Wyoming Leave Laws page.
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Voting Leave

Information about Wyoming voting leave laws may now be found on our Wyoming Leave Laws page.
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Severance Pay

Wyoming law does not require employers to provide employees with severance pay. If an employer chooses to provide severance benefits, it must comply with the terms of its established policy or employment contract.
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