As an employee, there are a few different ways you can receive payment from your employer through Gusto. Use the dropdowns below to learn more about these options. Head to this article to learn how to view your paystubs.
If you're set up for a check payment method, you can change this to direct deposit from your Gusto account. We can only accept transactional bank accounts or prepaid debit cards for employee direct deposit.
Once the account has been verified, you'll be paid via direct deposit on future payrolls that haven't already been processed.
Employees can add up to 5 bank accounts for direct deposit—follow the steps below to add accounts.
If your payment method is set to direct deposit, you can change this to check directly from your personal Gusto account.
You'll now be paid by check on future payrolls. Your employer is responsible for distributing the check to you.
Employees can be paid through payroll cards, also known as prepaid debit cards. At this time, payroll cards are not supported for contractors.
How to use a payroll card with Gusto
Have your employee enter their payroll card's routing number and account number in their Gusto profile, and we'll deposit funds directly on the card every pay period.
Where can I get a payroll card?
If that's not an option, try the Serve card by American Express. They have a lower fee structure and better user experience relative to other payroll cards.
Learn more or sign up on their website.
After you've entered your account and routing number for direct deposit payments, we'll verify your bank account with a one cent test transaction. If we receive an error, the information may need to be updated and verified. This may take a few days and payments may not go through on payday until the account has been verified.
We'll send you and your payroll administrator an email if we're unable to successfully process the test transaction. If this happens you should update the account or routing number as soon as possible. You and your payroll administrator will receive emails every three business days as a reminder that the bank account details need to be updated.
Gusto accepts alphanumeric routing and account numbers but does not support account numbers with dashes, semicolons, commas, questions marks, etc.
Once updated, we'll automatically resend the payments to the updated direct deposit account in the next few business days. If no action is taken within 12 business days, we'll return the direct deposit payment back to the company's bank account.