Setting Pay Period Length

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Overview

Set your pay period length to align with how frequently your employees are paid. For example, if you pay employees every week you might want to set weekly pay periods.

Considerations

Steps

  1. Hover over Gear, then select Attendance Settings Attendance Settings.

    Attendance settings
  2. Scroll down to the Pay Periods section, then use the Pay Period Length menu to select how long your pay periods run:

    Pay Period Length
    Description
    Weekly

    Select this option if your employees are paid every week. Pay period hours are calculated every week based on the pay period end date.

    Overtime is calculated from the start of the pay period.

    Every two weeks

    Select this option if your employees receive payment every two weeks. Pay period hours are calculated every other week based on the pay period end date.

    Overtime is calculated from the start of the pay period.

    1st and 16th of the month

    Select this option if your employees receive payment twice a month. Pay period hours are calculated every 15 days based on the pay period end date.

    Overtime is calculated from the start of the work week.

    Monthly

    Select this option if your employees are paid once a month. Pay period hours are calculated every month based on the pay period end date.

    Overtime is calculated from the start of the work week.

    Custom

    Select Custom if you have a pay period that does not align with your regularly generated pay periods. This is useful if you want to change the dates of pay periods or add a new pay period to ensure you pay your employees in the necessary increments.

    Once you select Custom, edit the end date of the pay period in the TimeSheets page.

    Pay Period Length Description
    Weekly

    Select this option if your employees are paid every week. Pay period hours are calculated every week based on the pay period end date.

    Overtime is calculated from the start of the pay period.

    Every two weeks

    Select this option if your employees receive payment every two weeks. Pay period hours are calculated every other week based on the pay period end date.

    Overtime is calculated from the start of the pay period.

    1st and 16th of the month

    Select this option if your employees receive payment twice a month. Pay period hours are calculated every 15 days based on the pay period end date.

    Overtime is calculated from the start of the work week.

    Monthly

    Select this option if your employees are paid once a month. Pay period hours are calculated every month based on the pay period end date.

    Overtime is calculated from the start of the work week.

    Custom

    Select Custom if you have a pay period that does not align with your regularly generated pay periods. This is useful if you want to change the dates of pay periods or add a new pay period to ensure you pay your employees in the necessary increments.

    Once you select Custom, edit the end date of the pay period in the TimeSheets page.

  3. After selecting your pay period length, a pop-up appears notifying you about the change. Click Confirm to confirm the update.
    set custom pay period dialog
  4. When you’re finished, click Save in the top-right corner of the screen.
Updated on February 10, 2022

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