why do they hold the first week pay when you start a new job? i just started a job at a local plant and i need my money to pay my bills?

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Businesses generally prefer to have everyone on the same payment schedule (e.g. on Thursday every two weeks), because this makes processing payroll easier. There might also be some time required to enter your information into a payroll computer system. That s why your first pay might be delayed, artificially or out of necessity, and is paid out together with everyone else s once it s available.

    Consider that, under federal law, you are entitled to certain standards of pay (the minimum wage, overtime, etc.) but that this does not include any particular payment frequency.

  • 6 years ago

    They are not really holding your pay. If they use an outside service, which most companies do, they send your time in for week one but the service company needs time to print all of the checks so you will not receive your check from week 1 until week 2. When you leave the company you will receive another check a week after you leave.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Because they need something to deduct if you take holidays before they accrue and leave, or if you leave and don't had equipment back, or anything that costs them. Some companies will let you borrow, an "advance" payment if the first pay day is a long way off.

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