Your first pay period end date is the last day your employees work before you pay them for that time.
What’s a pay period?
A pay period is a specific and recurring length of time where you record how many hours your employees work and pay them for that time worked. Common pay periods are
- Weekly, where your employees are paid once a week. Your pay period will be seven (7) consecutive days.
- Biweekly, where your employees are paid once every other week. Your pay period will be 14 consecutive days.
- Semimonthly, where your employees are paid twice a month. Your pay period will be two (2) equal portions of the month. For example, your first pay period of the month might be the 1st to the 15th, and your second pay period might be the 16th to the 30th (or 31st).
- Monthly, where your employees are paid once a month. Your pay period will be an entire month.
If your employees are paid weekly, your pay period might be Sunday through Saturday, where you pay them the following Friday. Your first pay period end date will be the Saturday before their first paycheck.
I pay my employees biweekly, every other Friday.
My employees will begin clocking in through Workful on the first day of their pay period: Sunday, October 28. The pay period will then run from Sunday, October 28 to Saturday, November 10. I will pay them for that time on Friday, November 16.
In Workful, my first pay period end date will be “11/10/2018”.
How does Workful use this information?
Workful will use your first pay period end date, your pay period, and your first pay day to determine future pay period dates and calculate your employees’ hours each time you run payroll.