The amount of pay does not change but is received for time worked twice a month, on the 15th and last day of the month. (*Earlier when the payday falls on a weekend or holiday.)
Non-exempt staff will be paid 10 days in arrears after the pay period starting in January 2017. To avoid creating a hardship, non-exempt, non-trades staff will receive a special one-time payment of half their monthly wages on January 25 in addition to their normal (half a month) of pay. To illustrate, this non-exempt, non-trades staff will receive $2,400 six days early, $1,200 for time worked January 1st to 15th (less ½ the normal deductions) and a special one-time transition payment of $1,200 (less 32.65% for withholding and FICA but no other deductions).
After January, this staff will receive $1,200 on the 10th (less ½ the normal deductions) and another $1,200 on the 25th day of the month (less ½ the normal deductions). (*Earlier when the payday falls on a weekend or holiday.)
*WTE due on the 15th
**If the pay date falls on a weekend or holiday, the pay date will be on the last workday prior to the weekend or holiday
For the last paycheck of 2016 (paid on Dec 21, 2016) Trades staff will receive the normal pay they were to receive Dec 21, plus the following additional payments. This example uses a Trades staff earning $17/hour
This is gross pay. It does not include taxes, insurance and other deductions which will be applied as required.
* Adjustments may be needed based on actual hours worked
** Calendar days converted into working day equivalent
Please note: your next paycheck will not be until January 25.