Wyoming Labor Laws

The current minimum wage in Wyoming is $5.15, but most employers must comply with the federal minimum wage of $7.25. Employers who pay the minimum wage rate must pay the higher rate between the state and federal.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.13.

Yes. An overtime rate of 1 ½  their regular rate for all hours worked in a workweek in excess of 40 hours 

Wyoming law does not require that employers provide any breaks to their employees.

Yes. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, tipped employees are generally entitled to receive the entirety of the tips received from their customers with a very limited set of exceptions. One of those exceptions includes a lawful tip pool. Another exception recognized by the FLSA  includes deductions from credit card fees. The Department of Labor regulations permit restaurants to deduct credit card fees from tips provided by customers by credit card.

Employers are not required to provide paid or unpaid sick leave but must comply with their own established policies if they choose to implement one.

Employers may be required to provide an employee unpaid leave in accordance with the Family and Medical Leave Act or other federal laws.

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Robinson Stelting Welch Bramlet, LLC


Lauretta Welch became a Wyoming lawyer and started practicing law in 2008. In addition to her criminal defense practice, she has developed a civil practice with a focus on employment law. Her litigation experience in this area allows her to assess the needs of each client and assist in developing sound legal strategies. She is a responsive attorney dedicated to evaluating goals and ensuring long-term success for every client.