Reacting to outcry from the employer community, on June 3, 2010 the Miami-Dade County (FL) County Commission amended its recently enacted wage ordinance which defined “wage theft” as failing to pay an employee any portion of his or her wages within 14 calendar days of the work having been performed. Prior to this amendment, the ordinance potentially

Federal law merely mandates that employers pay employees as promptly as possible.  State and local laws often require employers to pay wages no less frequently than weekly/bi-weekly/semi-monthly or monthly.  And often these requirements differ based on the type of employees.  For example, in New York, only manual workers need to be paid weekly but most