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Pay Frequency Changing From Every Other Week to Once a Month

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I work for a division of a Fortune 100 company. They are implementing a new payroll frequency cycle. Currently exempt employees are paid every other Friday (26 pay periods/yr). The new cycle (starting 4/1/2000) will be once a month (12 pay periods/yr). They will now pay me on the last working day of the month for the month I worked. They will be paying hourly employees every other week (they were once a week). The positive for them is obviously the one time cash flow benefit, but they are taking it from their exempt employees. They also have my money for approx. 2 additional weeks. Is this legal? Is it right?



Most states require employers to pay hourly employees at least bi-weekly or semi-monthly. I don't know if any states require the same for exempt employees, but I do know most big companies pay it monthly. It's not just the float but also its less work for the firm.

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