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Q. When do semi-monthly employees receive their paychecks?
Q. How often are employees paid?
Q. Do I have to sign up for direct deposit?
Q. What are the benefits of direct deposit?
Q. May I choose to have my paycheck direct deposited into multiple accounts?
Q. Which employees are required to enter hours into Banner Web Time Entry (WTE)?
Q. When is the deadline for entering hours into Banner Web each pay period?
Q. What happens if I do not enter my hours (bi-weekly payroll) or my exception time hours (semi-monthly) in BannerWeb by the deadline noted in either the bi-weekly payroll calendar or the semi-monthly payroll calendar?
Q. How do I get my paycheck?
Q. What happens if my direct deposit wasn't received because my account had been closed?
Q.  Are W-2s mailed to employees' home addresses? If I don't get one, who do I call?
Q. As a non-resident alien do I have to pay Federal, State, Social Security and Medicare taxes?
Q. I'm a student worker, why do I have to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes?
Q. How often can I change my W-4 tax forms? When will they be processed?
Q. I lost my paycheck, how do I get a new one?
Q. Does Lawrence Technological University offer pay advances for hardships?


 

Q. When do semi-monthly employees receive their paychecks?
A. Paychecks are processed on the 15th and last day of the month. If those days fall on a weekend the preceding Friday will be payday. See also Pay Calendar in BannerWeb for exact pay dates.

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Q. How often are employees paid?
A. If you are bi-weekly, you are paid every other Friday, which is 26 pay periods per year. If you are semi-monthly you are paid on the 15th and last day of the month, see question above. See also Pay Calendar in BannerWeb for exact pay dates.

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Q. Do I have to sign up for direct deposit?
A. No, but direct deposit is strongly recommended, as it guarantees payment on payday.

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Q. What are the benefits of direct deposit?
A. Direct deposit is the safest, most confidential way to get your money into your checking or savings account. There is no worrying about lost, stolen, or damaged checks. Your money is in your account on payday. You will also receive a pay stub by mail. Direct deposit is simple, fast, reliable and convenient.

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Q. May I choose to have my paycheck direct deposited into multiple accounts?
A. Yes, you may elect to have your money split up into as many accounts as you would like. You must specify by a certain dollar amount or percentage of your total check on the direct deposit form.

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Q. Which employees are required to enter hours into Banner Web Time Entry (WTE)?
A. All part-time staff (students, hourly) on a bi-weekly payroll are required to enter hours into BannerWeb. All full-time salaried staff and non-academic administrators are required to enter exception time (vacation, sick, personal, etc) into BannerWeb.

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Q. When is the deadline for entering hours into Banner Web each pay period?
A. To view dates for entering hours (bi-weekly pay period) or for entering exception time (semi-monthly pay period), access Banner Web, click on Employee Services, Bi-weekly Payroll Calendar or Semi-Monthly Payroll Calendar.

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Q. What happens if I do not enter my hours (bi-weekly payroll) or my exception time hours (semi-monthly) in BannerWeb by the deadline noted in either the bi-weekly payroll calendar or the semi-monthly payroll calendar?
A. Hours not entered and approved in BannerWeb by the deadline will not be paid until the following pay period. If you cannot access your BannerWeb before the deadline you must email your supervisor immediately, with time-in, time-out, total hours per day and total hours for that pay period. Please also copy the Payroll Office at payroll@ltu.edu. For semi-monthly exception time hours, include date(s) of the exception time, the number of hours per day, and the type leave used. Please also copy your supervisor.

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Q. How do I get my paycheck?
A. Paychecks for bi-weekly staff are mailed the day before payday, this would include actual checks and direct deposit stubs. Paychecks and paystubs for semi-monthly staff are mailed to each department on payday. Please contact your department for further details.

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Q. What happens if my direct deposit wasn't received because my account had been closed?
A. Once we get a notification back from our bank (usually takes 2-3 business days) we will reissue you your pay as a manual check. For future pays you must update your account information or cancel your direct deposit.

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Q.  Are W-2s mailed to employees' home addresses? If I don't get one, who do I call?
A. Employers are required by the IRS to mail W-2s to employees by January 31st. If you have not moved recently, your W-2 should come to you within a few days. If you have moved and have not completed a forwarding address form with the Postal Service, your W-2 may be delayed or may be returned to us. Contact Payroll at 248-204-2109 to verify the address in the system or to see if your W-2 has been returned.

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Q. As a non-resident alien do I have to pay Federal, State, Social Security and Medicare taxes?
A. All employees must pay Federal and State taxes, unless your country has a tax treaty with the United States. If you have a tax treaty and want to claim exempt from paying taxes, please contact the Payroll Office at 248-204-2109. As a non resident alien you are exempt from paying Social Security (FIO) and Medicare (FIM) taxes for 5 years if you are on a F-1 or J-1 Visa. After 5 tax years the Substantial Presence Test is administered to determine your taxability in the future. Please contact Payroll with any questions.

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Q. I'm a student worker, why do I have to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes?
A. Student workers are exempt from paying Social Security (FIO) and Medicare (FIM) as long as they are registered for classes and enrolled in at least a half-time status (6 credits for Undergraduate and 3 Credits for Graduate). This is on a semester by semester basis.

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Q. How often can I change my W-4 tax forms? When will they be processed?
A. Changes can be made from one paycheck to the next as long as they are received by the Payroll Office before we begin the payroll process. For bi-weekly the deadline is Monday at noon preceding the Friday pay date and for semi-monthly it needs to be received one week preceding the pay date.

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Q. I lost my paycheck, how do I get a new one?
A. A stop payment needs to be placed on the lost check before we can reissue a new one. Our bank requires a 30 day waiting period to reissue paychecks. Once the waiting period has passed a new check will be issued. Please make sure all contact information is updated so that we may reach you when payment has been reprocessed. To avoid this problem it is strongly encouraged to sign up for direct deposit.

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Q. Does Lawrence Technological University offer pay advances for hardships?
A. LTU does not offer salary advances.

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Q. When do semi-monthly employees receive their paychecks?
Q. How often are employees paid?
Q. Do I have to sign up for direct deposit?
Q. What are the benefits of direct deposit?
Q. May I choose to have my paycheck direct deposited into multiple accounts?
Q. Which employees are required to enter hours into Banner Web Time Entry (WTE)?
Q. When is the deadline for entering hours into Banner Web each pay period?
Q. What happens if I do not enter my hours (bi-weekly payroll) or my exception time hours (semi-monthly) in BannerWeb by the deadline noted in either the bi-weekly payroll calendar or the semi-monthly payroll calendar?
Q. How do I get my paycheck?
Q. What happens if my direct deposit wasn't received because my account had been closed?
Q.  Are W-2s mailed to employees' home addresses? If I don't get one, who do I call?
Q. As a non-resident alien do I have to pay Federal, State, Social Security and Medicare taxes?
Q. I'm a student worker, why do I have to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes?
Q. How often can I change my W-4 tax forms? When will they be processed?
Q. I lost my paycheck, how do I get a new one?
Q. Does Lawrence Technological University offer pay advances for hardships?


 

Q. When do semi-monthly employees receive their paychecks?
A. Paychecks are processed on the 15th and last day of the month. If those days fall on a weekend the preceding Friday will be payday. See also Pay Calendar in BannerWeb for exact pay dates.

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Q. How often are employees paid?
A. If you are bi-weekly, you are paid every other Friday, which is 26 pay periods per year. If you are semi-monthly you are paid on the 15th and last day of the month, see question above. See also Pay Calendar in BannerWeb for exact pay dates.

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Q. Do I have to sign up for direct deposit?
A. No, but direct deposit is strongly recommended, as it guarantees payment on payday.

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Q. What are the benefits of direct deposit?
A. Direct deposit is the safest, most confidential way to get your money into your checking or savings account. There is no worrying about lost, stolen, or damaged checks. Your money is in your account on payday. You will also receive a pay stub by mail. Direct deposit is simple, fast, reliable and convenient.

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Q. May I choose to have my paycheck direct deposited into multiple accounts?
A. Yes, you may elect to have your money split up into as many accounts as you would like. You must specify by a certain dollar amount or percentage of your total check on the direct deposit form.

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Q. Which employees are required to enter hours into Banner Web Time Entry (WTE)?
A. All part-time staff (students, hourly) on a bi-weekly payroll are required to enter hours into BannerWeb. All full-time salaried staff and non-academic administrators are required to enter exception time (vacation, sick, personal, etc) into BannerWeb.

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Q. When is the deadline for entering hours into Banner Web each pay period?
A. To view dates for entering hours (bi-weekly pay period) or for entering exception time (semi-monthly pay period), access Banner Web, click on Employee Services, Bi-weekly Payroll Calendar or Semi-Monthly Payroll Calendar.

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Q. What happens if I do not enter my hours (bi-weekly payroll) or my exception time hours (semi-monthly) in BannerWeb by the deadline noted in either the bi-weekly payroll calendar or the semi-monthly payroll calendar?
A. Hours not entered and approved in BannerWeb by the deadline will not be paid until the following pay period. If you cannot access your BannerWeb before the deadline you must email your supervisor immediately, with time-in, time-out, total hours per day and total hours for that pay period. Please also copy the Payroll Office at payroll@ltu.edu. For semi-monthly exception time hours, include date(s) of the exception time, the number of hours per day, and the type leave used. Please also copy your supervisor.

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Q. How do I get my paycheck?
A. Paychecks for bi-weekly staff are mailed the day before payday, this would include actual checks and direct deposit stubs. Paychecks and paystubs for semi-monthly staff are mailed to each department on payday. Please contact your department for further details.

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Q. What happens if my direct deposit wasn't received because my account had been closed?
A. Once we get a notification back from our bank (usually takes 2-3 business days) we will reissue you your pay as a manual check. For future pays you must update your account information or cancel your direct deposit.

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Q.  Are W-2s mailed to employees' home addresses? If I don't get one, who do I call?
A. Employers are required by the IRS to mail W-2s to employees by January 31st. If you have not moved recently, your W-2 should come to you within a few days. If you have moved and have not completed a forwarding address form with the Postal Service, your W-2 may be delayed or may be returned to us. Contact Payroll at 248-204-2109 to verify the address in the system or to see if your W-2 has been returned.

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Q. As a non-resident alien do I have to pay Federal, State, Social Security and Medicare taxes?
A. All employees must pay Federal and State taxes, unless your country has a tax treaty with the United States. If you have a tax treaty and want to claim exempt from paying taxes, please contact the Payroll Office at 248-204-2109. As a non resident alien you are exempt from paying Social Security (FIO) and Medicare (FIM) taxes for 5 years if you are on a F-1 or J-1 Visa. After 5 tax years the Substantial Presence Test is administered to determine your taxability in the future. Please contact Payroll with any questions.

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Q. I'm a student worker, why do I have to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes?
A. Student workers are exempt from paying Social Security (FIO) and Medicare (FIM) as long as they are registered for classes and enrolled in at least a half-time status (6 credits for Undergraduate and 3 Credits for Graduate). This is on a semester by semester basis.

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Q. How often can I change my W-4 tax forms? When will they be processed?
A. Changes can be made from one paycheck to the next as long as they are received by the Payroll Office before we begin the payroll process. For bi-weekly the deadline is Monday at noon preceding the Friday pay date and for semi-monthly it needs to be received one week preceding the pay date.

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Q. I lost my paycheck, how do I get a new one?
A. A stop payment needs to be placed on the lost check before we can reissue a new one. Our bank requires a 30 day waiting period to reissue paychecks. Once the waiting period has passed a new check will be issued. Please make sure all contact information is updated so that we may reach you when payment has been reprocessed. To avoid this problem it is strongly encouraged to sign up for direct deposit.

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Q. Does Lawrence Technological University offer pay advances for hardships?
A. LTU does not offer salary advances.

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