Payroll Updates: Labor Day 2018

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Next Monday, we will celebrate Labor Day (the first Monday in September) to honor all of us working folks! Labor Day commemorates the creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to celebrating the achievements of American workers. So in case no one’s told you recently, you are amazing, and all the work you do is appreciated and valued!

Though we hope you’ll take time over the next week to cheer on your team and thank them for their contributions, we also have a slightly more practical reason for writing today. We want to remind you that since Labor Day is also a banking holiday, you may need to do some additional payroll prep this week before your much-needed rest day.

Both Southland Data Processing and The Federal Reserve will be closed on September 3rd in observance of Labor Day. Because of this, transfers will be pushed back a day for check dates on or after the holiday. Direct deposits will also not be live for payrolls with check dates on September 3rd.

We recommend you always check the Transfers section on your Payroll Summary report, which has the exact transfer amounts and dates. You can also contact your Customer Service Rep who can provide you with this information.

In order for your employees to receive their pay by September 3rd, you should:
  • Change your check date to Friday, August 31st
  • Send your payroll by 2:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, August 29th
For other check dates, you may need to send your payroll a day earlier than usual, as described below:
  • Checks dated Tuesday, September 4th – send payroll by 2:00 PM PDT on Thursday, August 30th
  • Checks dated Wednesday, September 5th – send payroll by 2:00 PM PDT on Friday, August 31st

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 if you have any questions.

Wishing you and yours a restful and enjoyable Labor Day!

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