Pay your employees on time

If you use direct deposit, pay periods must be approved before 3:00 PM Eastern at least 3 business days before the desired pay date. To learn more about direct deposit, see Pay employees using direct deposit.

If the deadline for the pay date is missed, approve your payroll as soon as possible. Employees will receive their funds in 3 business days, or pay your employees using checks.

You can approve payrolls in advance. Wave will only withdraw direct deposit funds 3 business days before the desired pay date.

Holidays can affect a pay date when using direct deposit. Learn more in Bank holiday payroll direct deposit timelines.