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when you say someone works half a week, can i assume that they are a part-time worker? or perhaps temporary personnel?
in short, so long as you are not in violation of minimum wage and other employment laws, you can pay in a manner that you agree to with the worker. that is, the fact that you pay your full time employees the way you do does not mean that a temporary worker is paid on the same scale.
in actuality, your calculation of 1/260 works only because the math computes. in reality, though, you have an agreed upon yearly salary and you pay them twice a month. if you have another employee who is paid per hour or per week, it may compute differently.