Pay Date Definition

Pay date is the date an employee receives pay from the employer, usually in the form of direct deposit or paycheck.

Pay Date Extended Definition

A pay date depends on the payroll frequency an employer chooses (e.g., weekly, biweekly, semimonthly, or monthly). The pay date is the day the employee receives their direct deposit or paycheck for their hours worked during a pay period.

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