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Did you know that Nebraska requires employers to withhold income tax from the wages of residents and nonresidents? If an employee is working in more than one state, the employer may be required to withhold for more than one state for the same employee.

  • Nebraska Compensation
  • Nebraska Payroll for Employers
  • Nebraska Income Tax Withholding
  • Nebraska Benefits
  • Nebraska Links


Nebraska Compensation

Employers must pay employees covered by Nebraska's minimum wage law at least $9.00 an hour.

All employees are covered except for:

  • agricultural workers;
  • apprentices and learners; and
  • veterans in training under the supervision of the Veterans Administration.

Nebraska Payroll for Employers

Employers covered by Nebraska's wage payment law must pay wages at a designated time, either set by employers or agreed upon with employees. Employers must give 30 days' written notice of any change to the designated payday. Employees absent on payday must be paid on demand at the usual place of payment.

Nebraska Unemployment:


Taxable Wage Base ($000s):                        9,000

New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages)    1.25

Employee Tax Rate (% Taxable Wages)     None

Period Effective                                             Calendar Year 2016


Nebraska Income Tax Withholding

The state requires employers to withhold income tax from the wages of residents and nonresidents under the Nebraska Revenue Act of 1967.

If an employee is working in more than one state, the employer may be required to withhold for more than one state for the same employee.

Nebraska Benefits

​Nebraska Voting Rights:

Employer Right to Schedule Voting Hours         Yes

Pay Deduction for Voting Time Leave                 Prohibited


Nebraska requires employers to allow employees sufficient time off to vote. All employers in Nebraska must allow employees time off to vote or to serve as election officials. This summary is restricted to coverage of private employers. Employers must grant employees up to two hours of voting time leave, unless employees have two consecutive nonwork hours while polls are open. Employers may specify the hours for voting time leave.


Nebraska Links


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