Though our recruiters will be reachable by phone and email for emergency situations, we will be away on our usual payroll day at the end of December. This will affect when you are paid.
Out of the Office
From Saturday December 21st, 2019 until Wednesday January 1st, 2020, RPI Consulting Group Inc. will be out of the office. We know that everyone likes being paid quickly for their work, but just like you, we’ll be taking time off to be with our families. The fact that we are away will impact our typical payroll schedule, and it’s important that you know what will happen.
Missing A Payroll Day
Friday December 27th, which would have been one of our standard payroll days, is one of the days we are taking off. This means that Easy Bill invoices that you send to us during the seven days before will be pushed forward to the following Friday (January 3rd). We have always been committed to prompt payment, but we ask all of our Candidates to exercise patience for this missed week of payroll. Though we will be away, we will re-commence our usual system of payment once we return.
Organize Your Invoices Accordingly
On top of this week without payroll, we have a suggestion for all of our candidates: if you are sending us invoices during this time, send us all of your invoices to us the week before we leave the office. If you want to be paid for shifts before Christmas, send us your invoice on Thursday December 19th.
If you want to be paid after Christmas, particularly if you were working at pharmacy/healthcare facility locum shifts between December 20th and January 1st, then send us your invoice on Thursday January 2nd. Rather than sending us multiple invoices, group everything into one single invoice. This makes the billing process more efficient.
The Timing of Your Payments
As ever, the timing of your payments depends on which method of payment we are using for you. For example, if we are mailing you a cheque, your payment will depend on the efficiency of the mail service in getting the envelope to you. In winter, especially around Christmas and Boxing Day (both statutory holidays), your cheque will be moving along in a queue with countless other envelopes and packages.
Of course, once your cheque arrives in the mail, the speed at which your cheque clears is dependent on the business hours of your bank. While many banks are open on Saturdays nowadays, Saturday still doesn’t count as a business day. Neither does Sunday. So if you deposit your cheque later on Friday, the processing of your funds won’t start until Monday. If there is a statutory holiday within two business days of depositing your cheque, that will also delay the process.
Electronic Funds Transfers (EFTs, such as our system with Telpay) are faster, because you only have to account for up to four business days from the day we send the money out. Again, though, statutory holidays will delay the processing of your payment.