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Monthly pay is OK, but keep payday consistent

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Q. Doesn't federal law say employees must be paid within two weeks of completing their work, no matter the excuse (computer glitch, etc.)? —A.L., Virginia

A. The Fair Labor Standards Act doesn't require that employees be paid weekly or biweekly. In fact, some employers choose to pay employees on a monthly basis. (That's usually reserved for highly compensated employees.) But you must establish a regularly scheduled payday for each employee. If you fail to pay employees on their regular payday for any reason, you may be subject to penalties and interest under your state's wage-payment law.

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