Payroll Updates: Holiday Schedule 2020

2020 Holiday Payroll Schedule banking holiday

Happy December! The holiday season is officially in full swing, which means your payroll processing schedule may be a little wonky for the next few weeks. For example, both Southland Data Processing and the Federal Reserve will be closed in observance of Christmas Day (December 25) and New Year’s Day (January 1).

Additionally, Southland Data Processing will be closing early on Friday, December 4th at 2 PM PT, and on Thursday, December 24th at 12 PM PT.

Please note that all transfers will be pushed back for check dates of December 25 or January 1 and direct deposits will also not be live for payrolls with check dates on these holidays.

Finally, no payrolls will be processed on Thursday, December 24. Because this is a banking restriction, we will not be able to make any exceptions. Therefore, to ensure all your employees are paid on time, please be sure to submit any time-sensitive requests for these dates as early as possible to ensure successful processing.

December Holiday Payroll Reminders:

  • If your check date is December 25 (Federal Reserve Closed), you will need to move your check date to either Thursday, December 24 or Monday, December 28.
  • If your check date is December 28, you will need to process by 2 PM PT on Tuesday, December 22. As this cutoff is due to banking restrictions, we will not be able to provide extensions to this deadline.
  • Finally, if your check date is Friday, January 1 (Federal Reserve Closed), you will need to move your check date to either Thursday, December 31 or Monday, January 4.

Use the chart below to find your payroll processing deadline (2 business days before check date):

Check Date: Process by 2:00 PM PT on:
Thursday, Dec. 24 Tuesday, Dec. 22
Friday, Dec. 25 (employees paid Monday, Dec. 28) Wednesday, Dec. 23
Monday, Dec. 28 Wednesday, Dec. 23
Tuesday, Dec. 29 Wednesday, Dec. 23
Wednesday, Dec. 30 Monday, Dec. 28
Thursday, Dec. 31 Tuesday, Dec. 29
Friday, Jan. 1, 2021 (employees paid Monday, Jan. 4, 2021) Wednesday, Dec. 30
Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 Wednesday, Dec. 30
Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021 Thursday, Dec. 31
Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 Monday, Jan. 4, 2021

As always, our team is here to help you with any issues with your payroll or check dates. We’ll always pick up the phone, so don’t hesitate to give us a call at (866) 946-2032 if you have any questions.

Wishing you and yours a restful and enjoyable holiday season surrounded by friends, family, and lots of delicious food. Merry Christmas, happy New Year, and season’s greetings from SDP!


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