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Pay schedules: Basic information

In this article you’ll find basic information to consider as you’re setting up or making changes to your pay schedule. For advice about what schedule would work the best for your company, check out our blog post


Paydays will always fall on a weekday, regardless of the payment method (check or direct deposit). If the payday falls on a weekend or bank holiday, the system will default to the business day prior to the payday. 

For example, if your payday is the 15th and last day of the month, and the 15th falls on a Sunday in a particular month, the payday will be Friday the 13th. 

Paying in arrears

It’s common to set up a pay schedule that allows you to reconcile hours worked and pay your team after-the-fact. This is called paying in arrears. Check with your state laws to make sure that the schedule you’re setting up is compliant (some states limit how much time can pass between the pay period and payday).

To learn about other types of pay schedules you can set up, click here.

Multiple pay schedules 

If you have salaried and hourly employees on your team, you can set up multiple pay schedules to pay the two groups on different frequencies. 

  • Note: The two schedule options are for salaried and hourly employees only—in other words, you can’t set up two pay schedules for two sets of salaried employees. 

New customers: Follow these steps to set up multiple pay schedules. 

Existing customers or to disable multiple pay schedules: Go to the Help section of your account and click Contact us so we can help move forward. 

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