Patriot Direct Deposit Bank Holidays

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Patriot Direct Deposit Bank Holidays

Patriot Software follows the same bank holiday schedule as the Federal Reserve.  When a bank holiday falls within a payroll week, you will need to add an extra day to your process.

  • If a holiday falls on a day other than your pay date, you will need to run payroll one day earlier than normal in order for employees to be paid on the scheduled pay date.  Standard 4-Day will need to run payroll at least 5 days before the pay date. Prefunding will need to run payroll at least 2 days before the pay date.
  • If a holiday falls on a pay date, your employees will not get paid until the following banking day.  To avoid this, you can pay your employees one day earlier. This means you will need to run payroll one day earlier.

For more details, see Direct Deposit Funding and Timing Options.

Holiday 2020 2021
New Year’s Day January 1 January 1
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. January 20 January 18
Washington’s Birthday February 17 February 15
Memorial Day May 25 May 31
Independence Day July 4* open the preceding Friday July 4* Banks closed July 5th
Labor Day September 7 September 6
Columbus Day October 12 October 11
Veterans Day November 11 November 11
Thanksgiving Day November 26 November 25
Christmas Day December 25 December 25* open the proceeding Friday

*For holidays falling on Saturday, Federal Reserve Banks and Branches will be open the preceding Friday. For holidays falling on Sunday, all Federal Reserve Banks and Branches will be closed the following Monday.

For further reading, see our blog article What Happens If a Payday Falls on a Bank Holiday?

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