Wyoming Statutes Title 27. Labor and Employment § 27-4-104. Payment of employee quitting or discharged and suit for wages;  generally

(a) Whenever an employee quits service or is discharged, the employee shall be paid whatever wages are due him in lawful money of the United States of America, or by check or draft which can be cashed at a bank, no later than the employer's usual practice on regularly scheduled payroll dates or at a time specified under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement between the employer and the employee.  The employer may offset from any monies due the employee as wages, any sums due the employer from the employee which have been incurred by the employee during his employment.  This section does not apply to the earnings of a sales agent employed on a commission basis and having custody of accounts, money or goods of his principal where the net amount due the agent may not be determinable except after an audit or verification of sales, accounts, funds or stocks.

(b) Whenever an employee who has quit or has been discharged from service has cause to bring suit for wages earned and due, and shall establish in court the amount which is justly due, the court shall allow to the plaintiff interest on the past due wages at the rate of eighteen percent (18%) per annum from the date of discharge or termination, together with a reasonable attorney fee and all costs of suit.  Prosecution of a civil action to recover unpaid wages does not preclude prosecution under W.S. 27-4-105 .


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