When your payday falls on a weekend or holiday, what happens at your company?

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Posted: 11/25/2009 10:14:21 AM
I get paid on two fixed dates each month, if that date is on a weekend or bank holiday, on the preceding week day.

My DH gets paid every Thursday, but his check wasn't direct deposited today. I think he'll probably get paid on Friday.

I'm just curious as to what most companies do in this situation. It's really no big deal, I'm just curious if my company or his company is the one doing things out of the ordinary.

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Posted: 11/25/2009 10:16:04 AM
We get paid the day before the holiday. So, if payday is Friday, which is Christmas day, then we are paid on Thursday.


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Posted: 11/25/2009 10:17:21 AM
I get paid the day before.

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Posted: 11/25/2009 10:18:29 AM
I have always gotten paid the day before and would be highly upset if they waited until the day after.

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Posted: 11/25/2009 10:18:32 AM
We get paid the last workday prior to the holiday or weekend.

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Posted: 11/25/2009 10:19:05 AM
The day before, including direct deposit.

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Posted: 11/25/2009 10:20:04 AM

I have always gotten paid the day before and would be highly upset if they waited until the day after.

Yep, here too, and looks like a lot of companies did that this week. Paychex on-line systems were down nation-wide yesterday and day before. Probably because of the rush to get it done by today and causing the computers to crash.

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Posted: 11/25/2009 10:21:51 AM
Thanks for your input! I would have thought he'd be paid today too. This hasn't happened before because they just switched to Thursdays since last Thanksgiving, and I guess payday just wasn't on a holiday before.

I'm not too upset because they generally treat them pretty well. In fact, they switched from being paid every other week to being paid weekly this year, and the reason given was so the employees would have better access to their money since the economy was bad. I tend to believe them because I'm pretty sure it wasn't a cost savings for them to do this.


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Posted: 11/25/2009 10:25:01 AM

Paychex on-line systems were down nation-wide yesterday and day before. Probably because of the rush to get it done by today and causing the computers to crash.

Day before here as well so hopefully that will be today if all goes well. We use Paychex! Off to check the direct deposit!

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Posted: 11/25/2009 10:28:13 AM

We get paid the last workday prior to the holiday or weekend.

Same, although I was surprised to see that it hadn't been deposited today. I wonder if his company uses the system that crashed.


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Posted: 11/25/2009 10:32:22 AM

I get paid on two fixed dates each month, if that date is on a weekend or bank holiday, on the preceding week day.


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Posted: 11/25/2009 10:34:01 AM
I don't know how those who still get real paychecks work but for those with direct deposit it's like this:

payday is every other friday. This friday is a company holiday so the deposits were sent out to banks today with a funding date of Friday. When they hit the accounts is dependent upon your bank. My bank already shows mine in there and available. My co-worker just checked and she can see hers, but they never make it available until 3 business days past the funding date. So when we get paid on the Friday, her's is available the next Thursday.


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Posted: 11/25/2009 10:35:08 AM
My husband and I both get paid on Thursdays. If it is a holiday my company pays the day before. His pays the day after.


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Posted: 11/25/2009 10:57:31 AM
well we got paid today.... instead of friday????


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Posted: 11/25/2009 10:59:57 AM
Our pay periods are from the 1st to the 15th and from the 16th to the end of that month. The company then runs payroll on the 1st and 16th of every month. If the payroll date falls on a holiday or weekend, then payroll is done on the next business day. Ours HAS to be done that way due to billing issues. If we do advances, it would create an accounting nightmare which our, short-handed, accounting deparment cannot currently handle. We all know that this is the way it works so we prepare in advance for it.

Our January pay date is going to be on the 4th. Kinda sucky but since I know that's coming, I'm already prepared for it.

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Posted: 11/25/2009 11:03:30 AM
my dh gets paid on the 15th and 30th of every month. if payday falls on a saturday or a holiday during the week, he gets paid the proceeding day. if it falls on a sunday, he gets paid the following monday. totally retarded and I hate how they do that. I'm a disabled vet and get paid on the 1st of the month, and always the weekday PROCEEDING if it falls on the weekend or holiday, just like the military.


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Posted: 11/25/2009 11:03:44 AM

well we got paid today.... instead of friday????

Because they want you to spend it on Friday

I normally get paid the last working day of the month (teacher, we get paid once a month) which would be November 30th this month. However, we got paid yesterday so we can all spend our paychecks on Black Friday. LOL

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Posted: 11/25/2009 11:08:29 AM
I get paid bi-weekly and Dh gets paid on fixed days. Christmas is on Friday so I will get paid on the Wednesday prior and it does not affect DH's pay schedule. If His payday land on a weekend he will get paid on the Friday before. If that is a holiday then he will get paid on the last banking day before the holiday, usually Thursday.

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Posted: 11/25/2009 11:11:54 AM
"Last working day of the month".

Yes, I only get paid once a month. Urg.


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Posted: 11/25/2009 11:13:21 AM
I would check with the bank just to make sure. I work in payroll and it's always the day before. We get paid every other Thursday and checks for this week are today since tomorrow's a holiday. Sometimes though, the bank has received the information for the direct deposit, but it's still pending on their side.

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Posted: 11/25/2009 11:16:49 AM
My dh gets paid on Thursdays, if there is a holiday during the week (even if it is Monday) he gets paid on Friday. They get a letter at the beginning of the year letting him know which weeks are affected.

I get paid on Friday, this week since we are closed on Thursday and Friday they will pass out paper checks on Wednesday but tell people they cannot be cashed until Friday.


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Posted: 11/25/2009 11:17:30 AM
DH gets paid the day before.


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Posted: 11/25/2009 11:20:20 AM
We always got paid the word day ahead.


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Posted: 11/25/2009 11:26:01 AM
Friday before.

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Posted: 11/25/2009 11:47:47 AM
DH gets paid every other Friday. If the Friday is a holiday, he gets paid the day before. When he got paid monthly - on the 25th of the month, he usually got paid the last work day before the holiday. So say Dec 25 (Christmas) was on a Saturday, he'd get paid on Friday. If it was on Friday, he'd get paid on Thursday. Same if the 25th was on a weekend.

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Posted: 11/25/2009 11:52:24 AM
I am paid the last working day of the month. I feel your pain Chele.

Dh gets paid on the 15th and 30th or Friday if it falls on Saturday or Sunday and day before holidays.



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Posted: 11/25/2009 11:56:16 AM
It's direct deposit, I've never paid any attention whether it goes in the day before or the day after, but I'm betting it's one of those 2

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Posted: 11/25/2009 11:58:38 AM
ADP dropped my paycheque off today although, it's post-dated for the 27th! I'm old school. I haven't set up direct deposit although I should!

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Posted: 11/25/2009 12:01:55 PM
My check is direct deposited the first of every month. If it falls on a weekend or holiday, it's deposited the following business day.


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Posted: 11/25/2009 12:32:07 PM
My company, it's the day before. My DH also gets paid on Thursdays with direct deposit. For some reason, the supervisior wasn't able to get the DD to go through today, so he gave the guys checks.


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Posted: 11/25/2009 1:08:27 PM
My hospital pays us the day after...for instance we will not get our paycheck till Friday because of Thanksgiving. It stinks


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Posted: 11/25/2009 1:10:44 PM
My payday is on Friday but my check was desposited so that
I can spend it on Friday!


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Posted: 11/25/2009 1:15:24 PM
I work for a payroll company, and I can tell you that most of our clients with Thursday paydates switched to Wednesday (and so did a few who are normally Friday), but a few switched to Friday instead, and one left it as Thursday, which has the same effect as changing to Friday!

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Posted: 11/25/2009 1:25:35 PM

if payday falls on a saturday or a holiday during the week, he gets paid the proceeding day. if it falls on a sunday, he gets paid the following monday.

I think this is the technical answer - I've had places where this was the case as well.

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Posted: 11/25/2009 2:05:21 PM
Odd. I thought that legally the company could NOT hold your paycheck past the normal pay date. In other words, if the normal paydate is a holiday or weekend, you would have to be paid earlier.

A normal payday coming up for me is January 1. Since both it and December 31 are holidays for my college, we're getting paid on December 30.



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Posted: 11/25/2009 3:15:51 PM
My dh normally gets paid every other thursday (tomorrow) and he got paid today


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Posted: 11/25/2009 5:31:57 PM
We get paid on the last workday before the weekend or holiday.


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Posted: 11/25/2009 6:04:59 PM
I get paid every other Friday. I think if that falls on a bank holiday we get paid the business day before. I really don't remember but I know we get it BEFORE not after. I don't think it would be legal otherwise?


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Posted: 11/25/2009 6:22:35 PM
well, our last day of school was Friday, and even though our payday is the 25th, we get our checks on the last workday before the 25th. So, we got them Friday. What sucks is that we got it almost a week early, which means we need make it stretch longer.

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Posted: 11/25/2009 6:25:53 PM
We get paid on the 15th and 30th of the month. If either of those days falls on a weekend or 'day off' we get paid on Friday or the day before the holiday.


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Posted: 11/25/2009 6:38:59 PM
DH always is paid the day before the holiday.

Although it really doesn't matter in the least, since 9 times out of 10, I am far too busy with holiday matters to deal with payday paperwork on those days, anyway.

For instance, until I saw this thread, I forgot that he was paid today. I was cooking and running errands all day.

I will probably try to see to the paperwork/bills on Saturday.

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Posted: 11/25/2009 6:41:32 PM
I get paid every 15th and 30th. If either one falls on a bank holiday or a weekend, I get paid the previous day or Friday. Kinda sucks this weekend because the 30th falls on a Monday which means I won't get paid until then.


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Posted: 11/25/2009 8:18:42 PM
We get paid the day before the holiday

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Posted: 11/25/2009 8:20:44 PM
I would normally get paid Friday, but I was paid today since Thursday and Friday this week are paid holidays.

I am glad they do it this way, as I would be majorly bummed if it was on Monday, or next Friday.. and I imagine some people couldn't make things work if they didn't get it on or before they are normally paid sadly.


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Posted: 11/25/2009 8:38:06 PM
We get paid the 1st and 15th, and if they fall on a weekend we get paid the next working day. So this January since the first is a holiday and a friday, we won't get paid until Monday the 4th.....

and we don't have direct deposit.


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Posted: 11/25/2009 8:40:53 PM
Direct deposit is mandatory at my job. I get paid on Friday and although we are closed, my paycheck will have been deposited on Friday.

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Posted: 11/25/2009 8:44:21 PM
If payday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, I get paid on the Friday. If it falls on a Monday, I get paid on Saturday. If those are holidays then it's bumped back one more day. This is, however, dependent on the banks because my colleague at a different bank get his paycheques on the actual day rather than in advance when it falls on weekend.

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Posted: 11/25/2009 8:56:03 PM
I get paid the 15th and the 30th. So---my direct deposit goes in on Monday and I wish it was Friday!

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Posted: 11/25/2009 9:39:59 PM
I get my base pay and separate cmsn chk every friday

dh gets paid every other weds night at midnight with direct deposit
but for some reason his boss decided to be nice and pay them last night...

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Posted: 11/25/2009 10:25:42 PM
I'm paid every other Thursday and tomorrow is the 'other' Thursday. We received our pay today.

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