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Pay Period: Types, Payroll Calendars & State Requirements

A pay schedule is a timetable employers follow to pay their employees. It includes the work periods for which employees are paid in addition to their pay dates. There are several pay schedules from which to choose — for example, weekly or twice a month — and our payroll calendars make them easier to track.

How Pay Schedules Work

Employers set a pay schedule to ensure their employees receive consistent paychecks. While most companies base their pay schedule on the needs of the business, there are labor laws in place that govern the minimum consistency with which these schedules must comply.

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