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Oklahoma Payroll Tax and Labor Laws

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Did you know that under Oklahoma law, outside salespersons are exempt from the state's minimum wage of $7.25*** an hour?

Oklahoma Wage and Hour Laws

Employers must pay covered employees at least $7.25*** an hour.

All employees are covered except for:

  • employees subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act or other federal wage and hour laws;
  • those working in an executive, administrative, or professional capacity;
  • outside salespersons;
  • farm workers;
  • employees of any carrier subject to Part I of the Interstate Commerce Act;
  • students younger than 22;
  • those younger than 18 who are not graduates of vocational or high school; and
  • part-time employees working less than 25 hours per week and not on permanent status.

Oklahoma Payroll for Employers

Employers covered by Oklahoma's wage payment law must pay wages at least twice in a calendar month on regular paydays designated in advance. Regular paydays cannot be more than 11 days following the end of a pay period. Management employees, as defined under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, must be paid at least once a month.
Oklahoma Unemployment:

Taxable Wage Base ($000s):                        24,000

New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages)    1.5

Oklahoma Income Tax Withholding

Oklahoma requires employers to withhold state income tax from their employees' wages and remit the amounts withheld to the Withholding Tax Division, Oklahoma Tax Commission.

All employers paying wages subject to withholding are required to withhold state income tax from wages earned by resident employees within the state and from wages earned by nonresident employees in the state. If an Oklahoma resident earns wages outside the state subject to another jurisdiction's withholding, Oklahoma withholding is not required. However, should the other state not have an income tax law, the employer must withhold Oklahoma tax from those wages earned in that state.

Oklahoma Benefits

Oklahoma Voting Rights:

Employer Right to Schedule Voting Hours         Yes

Pay Deduction for Voting Time Leave                 Prohibited

Oklahoma requires employers, under certain conditions, to allow employees sufficient time off to vote.

All employers in Oklahoma must allow employees time off to vote if they do not have sufficient time to vote before or after work. This summary is restricted to coverage of private employers. Employers must grant up to two hours of leave for employees to vote. Employers located too far from the polls for employees to vote within two hours must grant sufficient time for employees to travel to and from the polls and to vote.

Oklahoma State Tax Resources

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***Special rules apply to minimum wage standards for this state. Please refer to state laws.
Accurate as of January 2021