Last updated on: April 27th, 2022
Hours & Pay Regulations
Idaho does not have a paid annual leave law that applies generally to private employers. Annual leave if promised via agreement needs to be obliged.
Idaho’s state minimum wage rate is $7.25 per hour. This is the same as the current Federal Minimum Wage rate.
The above information on minimum wages might not be up to date & subject to change. Kindly access the DOL website for the current rates.
Employers must treat employees disabled by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions the same as any other employees with short-term disabilities for purposes of sick leave.
Idaho Code § 2-212 (2002) provides that a person who is not disqualified for jury service under § 2-209 may have jury service postponed by the court or the jury commissioner only upon a showing of undue hardship, extreme inconvenience, or public necessity, or upon a showing that the juror is a mother breastfeeding her child. (2002 HB 497).
Members of the Idaho National Guard or the national guard of another state, who are called to active duty by the governor or president in a time of war, armed conflict, or emergency are entitled to the same protections as USERRA. Once their leave is over, employees are entitled to reinstatement to their former positions or a comparable position with like seniority, status, and pay. If an employee is not qualified for his or her former position because of a disability sustained during service, the employee is entitled to the position that is most similar to his or her former position in terms of seniority, status, and pay (provided the employee is qualified). Reinstated employees may not be fired without cause for one year. Members of the National Guard and U.S. armed forces reserves may take up to 15 days’ unpaid leave per year for training without affecting the employee’s rights to vacation, sick leave, bonus, advancement, and other advantages of employment. Employees must give 90 days’ notice of training dates. Idaho Code Ann. §§ 46-224, 46-225, 46-407, 46-409.
Employers in Idaho must excuse employees from work to serve on a jury. All employees in Idaho may take time off from work to respond to a jury duty summons. Employers do not have to compensate an employee for his or her time spent on jury duty. Idaho law protects an employee’s job when the employee serves on a jury. Employers cannot terminate or penalize an employee for serving on a jury.
Full-time state employees are allowed up to 30 days of paid leave for organ donation. (§67-5343).