My wife’s work just changed to semimonthly from biweekly. We were given no notice. She has worked there 5 years. In January only one check was received on 1/12 and then one again on 2/1, with payments to continue every 1st and 15th of the month. She is salaried, and not an hourly earner.
I can give a lot of details, but let me first ask these questions:
If the salary is “x” and it’s paid semimonthly, should she be receiving “x” over 24 paychecks in a year?
What if the employer is only paying 23 checks in 2018 because they say that the 24th paycheck actually will be received in 2019? Does that make sense?
If someone is a salaried employee at “x” per year, shouldn’t that person receive “x” within a calendar year? Or is the employer still meeting the salary if the last paycheck is received in the next calendar year?