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When Will I Get Paid?

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When Will I Get Paid?

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Question: When Will I Get Paid?
Answer: When can you expect to get paid after starting a new job? Most employers pay their employees on a weekly or bi-weekly (every other week) basis. When you receive your first paycheck depends on the timing of the company's payroll and when you start employment.

Payroll checks may be issued at the end of each pay period worked or there may be a lag and your paycheck may issued a week or two, or longer, after you begin work. At the latest, you should be paid by the company's regular pay date for the first pay period that you worked.

The amount you receive in your first paycheck depends on deductions for federal, state, and local taxes. Your employer will ask you to complete a W-4 form so the company will know how much tax to deduct from your check.

If you aren't told when pay day is when you're hired, check with the Human Resources department or your manager at your company. They should be able to advise you on when and how often you will get a paycheck.

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