With Workful, you have the option to pay your team by direct deposit or printed check. Even if you typically pay via direct deposit, we recognize that you may want to print checks sometimes. For example,
- a team member might ask for a paper check because they're switching banks
- you're want to personally give someone their holiday bonus to thank them for their hard work
- you need to correct a mistake on a previous paycheck and want to ensure your team member can get paid as quickly as possible
Keep reading to learn more about how to print checks for your team members.
1. Buy pre-printed check stock
When you choose to pay your team by check, Workful will create a PDF document for you with all the check information on it. You can then print that PDF on pre-printed check stock and hand it to your team member.
To help ensure you always have plenty of check stock on hand, we've partnered with Checksforless.com® to bring you a great deal on paper checks. Your check stock will be pre-printed with your company's name, address, and banking information to ensure your team can easily cash their paychecks. Just click the image below to start your order.
2. Set your starting check number
After you have your check stock, log into Workful to set up your check information. From your admin app, click "SETTINGS" on your main menu.
Then, click "PAYROLL SETTINGS."
Below "Check Settings," click "EDIT."
Enter the number on your next piece of check stock.
3. Run payroll
When you're ready to pay your team, click "PAYROLL" on the main menu.
If you would like to pay a team member by check, make sure the toggle next to their name says "Check #:"
If you're paying contractors, it should look like this:
If you're paying W-2 employees, it will look like this:
Please note, if you're approved for direct deposit and the team member has banking information on file, the toggle will turn blue when printing checks.
When you're ready click "SUBMIT."
You'll be asked if you're ready to process payroll. If you are, click "CONTINUE."
4. Print your checks
If you're ready to print your checks, click "PRINT NOW."
Workful will download a PDF file. Click on it to open it in your PDF in your PDF reader (like Adobe Acrobat).
Make sure your check stock is loaded in your printer and print your checks. If your checks printed correctly, click "YES" in Workful.
Then, sign them and deliver them to your team!