Tennessee Permits Wage Payment by Prepaid Debit Card

Effective July 1, 2010, Tennessee has amended its wage payment statute, Tennessee Code section 50-2-103, to allow employers to pay their employees using prepaid debit cards if the following conditions are met:

  • The employee has the ability to make at least one withdrawal or transfer each pay period without cost to the employee for any amount contained on the card; and
  • The employer provides the employee with a full written disclosure of any fees that may apply.

Employees must be provided the option of being paid via direct deposit or prepaid debit card. If an employee elects to be paid by direct deposit but does not designate an account at a financial institution in a timely fashion for the transfer to occur, the employer may arrange to pay the employee via prepaid debit card.

This entry was written by Andrew Voss.

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