Wyoming Employment Law Update – February 2017

Wyoming

Payment of Wages Upon Termination

On February 14, 2017, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead signed legislation (H.B. 92) amending state law regarding the payment of wages at termination. The law specifies that wages due may also be paid to an employee at a time specified under the terms of a collective-bargaining agreement between the employer and the employee.

The law went into effect upon signing.

Read WY H.B. 92

Unemployment Insurance – Electronic Delivery of Information

On February 13, 2017, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead signed legislation (H.B. 71) amending the state’s unemployment insurance law regarding electronic communications. The law allows a claimant or employer to elect to have determinations, decisions, or notices transmitted electronically in lieu of transmission through the regular mail. Upon completion of each electronic transmission, the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services will provide to the claimant or employer an electronic acknowledgement specifying the date and time when the transmission was sent or received. Additionally, for the purposes of all relevant time limits, electronically transmitted information will be deemed delivered on the date indicated on the acknowledgement or, if no acknowledgement exists, on the date the electronic delivery is initiated by the party sending the information.

The law went into effect upon signing.

Read WY H.B. 71