What does this mean?
This scenario often arises when an employee's final working day falls after their last payment cycle. This discrepancy can occur when an employee receives their final paycheque a few days prior to their actual last day of work. In rarer cases, termination pay might be paid out a couple of weeks after the employee's last working day.
For instance, consider the following situation: an employee's official last working day is the 2nd of a month, but their final pay and hours were processed during the prior pay cycle. It's crucial that the date indicated in the "Last Day for which Paid" field is earlier than the date in the final pay period.
How can this be resolved?
Adjust the last day for which paid:
Confirm that the "Last Day for which Paid" accurately reflects the employee's actual last day of work with the company. If this information is found to be incorrect and the employee's true final day falls within the final pay period, rectifying the error is simple. Just update the date to the accurate last day, and you can proceed to save or finalize the Record of Employment (ROE).
Modify the final pay period:
If the last working day is correctly indicated, then the focus should shift to altering the final pay period. It becomes necessary to revise the information to mirror when the earnings were accrued, rather than when they were paid out.