LIENS, MORTGAGES AND PLEDGES
CLAIMS FOR WAGES
45-611. Wages that are in dispute. (1) In case of a dispute as to the amount of wages due an employee, the employer shall pay, without condition and within the time set by this chapter, all wages, or parts thereof, conceded by the employer to be due, leaving to the employee all remedies the employee might otherwise be entitled to, including those provided under this chapter, as to any balance claimed. Whenever an employer pays all wages not in dispute within the time limits set forth in section 45-606, Idaho Code, no penalties may be assessed under this chapter, unless it can be shown that the remaining balance of wages due were withheld willfully, arbitrarily and without just cause.
(2) The acceptance by an employee of a check with any restrictive endorsement as payment under this section shall not constitute a release or accord and satisfaction with respect to the disputed amount.
[45-611, added 1989, ch. 280, sec. 12, p. 681; am. 1999, ch. 51, sec. 12, p. 120.]