Country Payroll Guide USA – Wyoming

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Key Facts

Capital
Cheyenne
Date format
mm/dd/yyyy
Currency
United States Dollar (USD)
VAT
the standard rate is 4% to 6%

Contributions

Employers

Unemployment Insurance (State)
Unemployment (State) - 0.18% to 8.72%
FICA Social Security (Federal)
FICA Social Security (Federal) - 6.2% (Maximum taxable wages is 142,800 USD)
FICA Medicare (Federal)
FICA Medicare (Federal) - 1.45% (Maximum taxable wages is 142,800 USD)
FUTA Unemployment (Federal)
FUTA Unemployment (Federal) - 6% (Maximum taxable wages is 7,000 USD)
Total Employment Cost
Total Employment Cost - 13.83% to 22.37%

Employees

FICA Social Security (Federal)
FICA Social Security (Federal) - 6.2% (Maximum taxable wages is 142,800 USD)
FICA Medicare (Federal)
FICA Medicare (Federal) - 1.45% (Maximum taxable wages is 142,800 USD) (0.9% Additional tax on over 200K USD)
Total Employee Cost
Total Employee Cost - up to 7.65%

Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage
The minimum wage in Wyoming is 5.15 to 7.25 USD per hour.

Payroll

Payroll Cycle
Bi-Monthly
13th Salary

There are no statutory laws on 13th salary.

Income Tax

Employee Income Tax (1) Single Filer (Federal)
$0 - $9,875 = 10%
Employee Income Tax (2) Single Filer (Federal)
$9,876 - $40,125 = 12%
Employee Income Tax (3) Single Filer (Federal)
$40,126 - $85,525 = 22%
Employee Income Tax (4)Single Filer (Federal)
$85,526 - $163,300 = 24%
Employee Income Tax (5) Single Filer (Federal)
$163,301 - $207,350 = 32%
Employee Income Tax (6) Single Filer (Federal)
$207,350 - $518,400 = 35%
Employee Income Tax (7) Single Filer (Federal)
Over $518,400 = 37%

Working Hours

General Working Hours

40 hours per week, eight hours per day.

Overtime

Overtime must be paid at a minimum of 150% of the employee’s regular wage.

Leave

Paid Time Off

There is no state law requiring employers to provide paid time off.

Public Holidays

Nine public holidays.

Sick Days

Employers are not required to provide sick leave. However, the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) applies to companies with 50 or more employees, and permits up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for medical reasons, the birth of a baby, or care for a sick close relative.

Maternity Leave

Employers are not required to provide maternity leave. However, the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) applies to companies with 50 or more employees, and permits up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for medical reasons, the birth of a baby, or care for a sick close relative.

Paternity Leave

Paternity leave is covered under the Federal FMLA.

Parental Leave

Parental leave falls under FMLA.

Termination

Termination Process

Wyoming follows “employment at will” doctrine which means both the employee and employer are allowed to terminate the employment at any given time without a reason. Therefore at the time of termination, the employer must pay all the necessary wages up to the day of termination.

Notice Period

There is no official notice period, but general practice is two weeks.

Severance Pay

Wyoming law does not either require or prohibit severance payments. It depends on the employer’s agreement with the employee.

Probation Period

There is no defined probation period.

Visa

Employment Visa

In general, work visas are based on a specific offer of employment. In most cases, a petition must be filed and approved by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) before applying for the visa at a U.S. Embassy.