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Wyoming tax and labor law guide

Household employment requirements for families hiring a caregiver in Wyoming

We wrote this overview of Wyoming household employment specifically for busy families that don’t want to devote hours of research to find out how to do things correctly. Check out the information below that HomePay is here to help with.

Checklist for Wyoming household employers

We know you’re busy so here’s a quick “to-do” list with links to extra details below.

Beginning of employment 

During employment 

Optional benefits for your employee

Ending employment

Beginning of employment 

Workers’ compensation

Household employers in Wyoming are not required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, however we advise all families to do so. These policies pay for medical expenses and lost wages if an employee has a work-related injury or illness. Obtain an instant quote and purchase a policy online, or contact our partner, Clarke White, at 804-267-1210 or wcnanny@allrisks.com.

Employment posters 

Families in Wyoming are required to notify their employee of their rights by sharing these posters

During employment 

Minimum wage rate

The current minimum wage in Wyoming is $7.25/hour.

Wyoming overtime requirements

  • Live-out employees must be paid 1.5x their hourly rate for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek.
  • Live-in employees are not required to be paid overtime. 
  • Overtime is not required to be paid when work is performed on a holiday. 

Optional benefits for your employee 

Health insurance

Families with only 1 employee can make contributions toward their employee’s health insurance premiums and treat the amount as non-taxable compensation. In this scenario, neither the employee nor the employer are required to pay any taxes on that portion of the compensation.

Families with 2 or more employees have 3 options:

  1. Set up an Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Arrangement (ICHRA).
  2. Set up a Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangement (QSEHRA).
  3. Purchase a policy through SHOP (Small Business Health Options Program). 

Visit our health insurance page for more information about these options.  

Mileage reimbursements

The current federal mileage reimbursement rate is $0.56 per mile and only covers miles driven by your employee while on the job. Miles driven commuting are not eligible for reimbursement.

Ending employment 

Termination notice

Household employers in Wyoming are required to provide a notice explaining unemployment benefits to their employee when they let them go from their job.

Managing unused PTO 

Wyoming household employers are required to pay out any remaining vacation accrued at the time of termination. Unused sick leave is not required to be paid out, unless otherwise specified in an employment contract.

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