Paying employees

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by dmk395, Oct 30, 2001.

  1. longslawn

    longslawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 201

    Pay weekly on Friday afternoon after end of shift. Sometimes will pay on Thursday if not going to be working on Friday. Vacation, holiday etc. Week starts on Friday.
  2. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,354

    We do weekly paychecks for all our employees until Deceber 1st till March 31st they are all on a set weekly salary for plowing services during those months and go back to hourly rate April 1st.
  3. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
    from nowhere
    Posts: 1,579

    Monthly ... advance available ( for whatever amount is long as it's not for more than hours worked) halfway.

    Advance is then deducted from Monthly wage.
  4. rodney

    rodney LawnSite Member
    from sw,ohio
    Posts: 103

    wow alot of two weekers . just wondering who has the longest employee retention 1 or 2 weekers ? for the low pay that lawncare companys pay. i dont think i would want to wait 2 weeks to get payed. i would find one that pays ever week. just my opinion.
  5. smburgess

    smburgess LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 469

    Every Friday. Always a week behind, that way I have a week to due payroll BUT I usually do it Thursday evening! That paying a week behind does help me when I go on vacation though.
  6. PAPS

    PAPS LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 404

    pay period starts on Friday to Thursday. Then you are paid the following Thursday for that week. We pay every week, becasue like one guy said before... some of these guys live pay check to check and request weekly pay.
  7. landman

    landman LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 110

    Week to week. Monday to Saturday, paid following Thursday. We use Paychex So all i have to do is add up the hours on Monday morning, call paychex with the totals (takes about 30 sceonds) and they deliver the checks to us Thursday morning.
  8. Mykster

    Mykster LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 668

    Every other Thurs.
  9. LawnLad

    LawnLad LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 738

    We pay every other Friday, so 26 pay periods a year. Payroll runs 12:00 am Monday through 11:59 pm Sunday.

    They get paid the following week on Friday. So, typical pay period is Mon thru Friday, Mon thru Friday - get paid the following Friday.

    We use Paychex for payroll processing. Report hours on Monday, get checks Tuesday or Wednesay, give them out on Friday.

    No exceptions... you don't get paid late, you dont' get paid early. No complaints either!

    When we went from one week to the two week pay period - there was some grumbling. Regardless, it's the same amount of money either way. Besides, I think employees do better with every other week than paying every Friday. They tend to budget their money slightly better. No reason for me to be a crutch for them.
  10. bruces

    bruces LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 648

    From an administrative standpoint, paying every two weeks just makes things easier, simpler, and cheaper.

    You are cutting the number of times you handle the process in half, you probably will pay less for processing if you use Paychex or ADP or other service since you will use their services less often.

    Once your employees get used to being paid biweekly they will be ok with it.

    I don't have employees, but from dealing with people and other businesses payrolls at the accounting firm, every 2 weeks is my preference.

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