What is a payroll card?
Answer: A payroll card is a prepaid card arranged by an employer for the purpose of paying its employees wages or salary.
An employer arranges with a bank or other financial institution to pay its employees with a payroll card. The employees pay is loaded directly onto the payroll card rather than directly deposited into the employees bank account or paid by paper check.
Your employer cant require you to receive your wages on a payroll card. Your employer has to offer you at least one alternative to a payroll card. For example, your employer might offer you a choice between direct deposit to your own bank account or a prepaid card you choose, or a payroll card.