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Actually, none of the states mandate pay dates. The states all leave dates of pay to the employer to decide. Also, it is not when the employee receives the check that determines the year it goes into, even if you pay them January 1 or later in 2016, if the money was earned in 2015, it goes on 2015. The wages benefits are attributed to the time earned, not the time paid out.
Thank you for your reply."Constructive receipt" has nothing to do with this. The fact is when the work itself was performed. If the work was performed in 2015 even if they do not get the pay until 2016, the pay goes on the 2015 reports. You can send your pay anytime you want to send it, that is up to you, but it certainly has no impact on whether it is credited to 2015 or 2016, that is determined by when the work was done to earn that pay.
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