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Client Alert: New Payroll Card Rules

New Obligations to Consider

Effective January 1, 2015 new rules apply to employers who wish to pay their employees with a payroll card.

What stays the same:

If you are not paying by cash (yes, that still works) or by check YOU MUST get the employee’s written direction to pay by direct deposit or payroll card.

What is new:

If you pay by payroll card there are many specific rules. The following are some highlights:

The new rules are much more detailed. If in addition to offering a check and direct deposit you wish to offer a payroll card or would like your current payroll card program reviewed, contact one of our Compensation & Employment attorneys.


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