Payment of Wages

The Utah Payment of Wages Act, Utah Code Ann. §34-28-1, outlines the requirements for paying wages to employees and an employer's responsibilities regarding paydays, final paychecks, electronic payroll deposits, lawful deductions, wage disputes, and payroll records. The law also outlines the Division's authority to enforce the law and specifies the penalties for violating the law. The law also makes it illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee for filing a complaint with the Division.

If you have a dispute over wages with your employer, you may file a wage claim with the Wage Claim Unit.

Wage Claim Form | Forma de Asignación de Reclamo de Sueldo

You may also contact the Wage Claim Unit at (801) 530-6801 or wcu@utah.gov for information about wage issues including deducting money from an employee's check for discipline or damage to property.


We welcome your questions or comments

Antidiscrimination & Labor Division
160 East 300 South, 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 146640
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6640
Phone: 801-530-6801 or 1-800-222-1238
Email: wcu@utah.gov